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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2009

    ‘Vietnam Experience’ Exhibit Unveiled at U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Specialist 4 Bill Beck and Specialist 4 Russell Adams were among 450 soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, who were greatly outnumbered on...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- April 2009

    Shineski to VA, Jones to NSA: Obama Taps Vietnam Veterans for Top Posts “I think that General Shinseki is exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home,” President-elect...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- June 2009

    Vietnam’s Shadow Reaches Obama Will February 17, 2009, someday be regarded as a date of great historical import, the starting point of what could be a dangerous road into an unwinnable military conflict? That is the alarm being sounded...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2009

    MiG and Phantom Foes: Back Together Again Former F-4 and MIG-21 adversaries Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) and Nguyen Hong My shared the stage at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington on April 28 to talk about their...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- October 2009

    High-Tech Search Yields Downed Chopper In late June, a U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship, permitted in the waters off the coast of Vietnam for the first time, located the possible crash site of a downed U.S. helicopter in the South China...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- December 2009

    McChrystal Calls Vietnam War Reporter As U.S. troops strength and commitments grow in Afghanistan, so has a chorus of comparisons to the gradual U.S. slide into the Vietnam quagmire. While there is a wide range of views regarding the...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Open Fire- January 2009

    Ox Hill: Honoring 2nd Bull Run’s bloody postscript Not too long ago, if you drove down one crowded stretch of Route 608 in Fairfax County, Virginia, it was easy to miss a ragged plot of land called Ox Hill Battlefield Park. That is no...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Open Fire- March 2009

    Monument to U.S. Colored Troops dedicated, then vandalized Last fall, several descendants of the Connecticut 29th Colored Regiment Infantry gathered to dedicate a long-awaited monument to their ancestors. Within weeks, however, the...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Open Fire- May 2009

    Antietam gives up one of its dead It is common for Civil War battlefields to be described as hallowed ground, but it is rare for that phrase to hit home as strongly as it did recently for John Howard, superintendent of Antietam National...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Open Fire- July 2009

    Graffiti vandals taunt Gettysburg park officials Early in January, vandals left a sobering message on the venerable Peace Light Memorial at Gettysburg: “u can’t get us.” And, as of press time, police hadn’t gotten them. But park...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Open Fire- September 2009

    Doctor wants to find out what was ailing Abe We know what killed Abraham Lincoln, but do we know what else he may have been dying of? A bloodstained strip of pillowcase— the subject of passionate debate earlier this year—could hold the...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Open Fire- November 2009

    Unknown soldier to receive a place of honor The recently discovered remains of a Civil War soldier, including a skull, jawbone, arm bone and single tooth, will be reinterred as part of a new unknown soldier monument in the city of...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- January 2009

    Last of the Buffalos On June 25, 1942, Finnish Lieutenant Lauri Pekuri shot down two Soviet Hawker Hurricanes before another set his Brewster B-239, No. BW-372, on fire, forcing him to ditch in Lake Kolejärvi, in eastern Karelia, and swim...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Spirit of TWA Transcontinental

    The oldest surviving ex-TWA aircraft, a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, made a coast-to-coast round trip in September to celebrate the opening of the new JFK Terminal 5. The structure is attached to the once-spectacular swooping,...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- July 2009

    Barn Cub Found Every collector’s dream is to come across a “barn find,” though often the discovery doesn’t involve a barn. It can be a Merlin engine spotted in a junkyard, a decrepit Stearman parked in a field, Spad wings stored in...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- September 2009

    Scrapyard Spitfire There are more Spitfires flying today than have been airworthy since the early 1950s: at least 50, some sources say, with as many as 150 more in various stages of rebuilding and modification all over the world. Though...