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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor April 2013

    Vietnam Viewfinders OF THE SEVERAL MILLION service members who went to war in Vietnam, it is safe to say hundreds of thousands of them picked up quality cameras—at rock bottom prices—either en route or from a PX while in-country. For...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam- Letters from Readers April 2013

    Tet Pix Fix The caption to the picture on page 33 (“Tet in the Mind’s Eye”) in the February issue misidentifies the U.S. adviser carrying the ARVN Ranger, who had been shot in both feet, as 1st Lt. Gary D. Jackson. It is actually me,...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    POWs Party in Style

    Just weeks after their release from North Vietnamese prisons, former American POWs were feted at a White House gala of epic proportions. THE MOST POPULAR socialites in Washington were denied entry. Power brokers in Congress were left out...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Ever Mindful of Our Martyrs

    Hollywood’s Joe Mantegna thinks he knows who the nation’s real stars are. JOE MANTEGNA is not a Vietnam War veteran—but he plays one on television. The actor portrays FBI Special Agent David Rossi on the CBS drama series Criminal...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Welcome to Rolling Thunder XXVI

    Since 1987, the goal of Rolling Thunder has been to make certain that we, as a nation, never forget our service members who are prisoners of war, nor our missing in action. In 1988, four Vietnam War veterans, Corporal Ray Manzo, Sgt. Maj....

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Stanley Karnow: An Interesting Man in Interesting Times

    Restless, skeptical, petulant and compulsively inquisitive, to the end. Stanley Karnow, the journalist and historian who wrote the definitive book on the war, fond of quoting a Chinese proverb: “May you live in Vietnam: A History, was...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor June 2013

    Bookends to the War IN DECEMBER 2010, IN THE PROVINCIAL Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi had had enough of life in a repressive regime. His ultimate protest—setting himself afire on a city street—ignited a...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News June 2013

    Hagel Survives Close Combat Again, This Time in Congress After one of the most controversial and bruising Senate confirmation battles ever for a secretary of defense, by a vote of 58 to 41, decorated Vietnam War veteran and former Nebraska...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam- Letters from Readers June 2013

    Bad Night in the Victoria Hotel Thomas Johnson’s picture (“Saigon ’66,” April) of the aftermath of the April 1, 1966, Victoria Hotel bombing brought back memories, big time! I was an Army captain near the end of my first tour. The...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: Tunesmith Chronicles

    Tunesmith Chronicles: A Musical History Tour  by Lem Genovese, First Aviation Publishing, 2012 Author and Vietnam veteran Lem Genovese writes, “Each of us as warriors must face our own negotiating table and write our own peace...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: True Faith and Allegiance

    True Faith and Allegiance: An American Paratrooper and the 1972 Battle for An Loc  by Mike McDermott, University of Alabama Press, 2012 Firsthand “boots on the ground” accounts of combat have long been a staple of the Vietnam...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Norman, The Third Tour

    General Schwarzkopf’s return to Vietnam more than 20 years after his second combat tour brought him closure—and a mysterious threat of bloodshed. IN 1991 THE FACE OF U.S. MILITARY POWER WAS GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF. Burly and...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Interview: National Archivist’s Da Nang Detour

    Before dropping out of college and joining the Navy in 1967, David Ferriero had worked two jobs to help pay for his education. One of them propelled him to become a Navy corpsman in Vietnam and pursue a medical career, but the other...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    My War: Andre Joseph St. Laurent

    Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Special Forces September 1965 – March 1972 All my life, I’ve been drawn to the sound of cannons. Yearning to go to Korea in the mid-1950s, I joined the Marine Corps at  17. John Wayne, as Sergeant...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News August 2013

    Vietnam Veterans Days Spread Across America Parades, ceremonies and somber observances in late March and early April brought recognition and healing to Vietnam veterans across the country as communities marked Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans...

  • World War II Magazine

    Fear Itself: The General Who Panicked the West Coast

    The general charged with defending the American West Coast made an anxious population even more so ...