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    Interview: Sal Giunta

    ACG interviews the first living Medal of Honor recipient for actions occurring after the Vietnam War. On a quiet, dark night in late October 2007, Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. “Sal” Giunta and his squad in Company B, 2d Battalion...

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    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor February 2013

    Counting the Years LAST MEMORIAL DAY AT the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Barack Obama launched the Department of Defense program to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. On the stage that day were Defense Secretary Leon...

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    Vietnam-Letters from Readers February 2013

    Hailing Hereford I’ve been reading Vietnam magazine for several years. This is my first letter. The October 2012 account of the brave men in the article “Last Stand at Landing Zone Hereford” is excellent, one of the best articles...

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    Re-Banding the Brothers

    The social media revolution has been a godsend for pulling scattered bands of brothers—forged decades ago in Vietnam—back together again. Once the long line of passengers ahead of me finished fumbling with stowing their carry-on...

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    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...

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    My War: William L. Doyle Jr.

    Major, U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command October 1967 – October 1968 During the invasion of Saipan in June 1944, my father, Lou Doyle, was a 42-year-old enlisted Seabee carrying a Browning Automatic Rifle. His job on Saipan was to...

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    Vietnam-News April 2013

    Obama Taps John Kerry to Lead State; Chuck Hagel, Defense President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to become secretary of state, and former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. The nominations of the...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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....

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    Free at Last: Operation Homecoming

    Forty years ago, Operation Homecoming saw nearly 600 American POWs freed—and began the task of accounting for those still missing. Oh, the unsettling stories that former prisoners of the Vietnam War could tell on the 40th anniversary of...

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    My War: Wayne Jensen

    Petty Officer Third Class, U.S. Navy 1963-66; November 1967 – November 1968 When I joined the Navy at 17 in Milwaukee, the Bay of Pigs was a big issue, and everyone thought we were going to war. My mom didn’t want my father to sign for...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    My War: Larry Schwab

    Larry Schwab, M.D. Captain, U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division October 1967 – October 1968 At 26, I had been married less than a year and was completing a rotating internship at the Charity Hospital of Louisiana in New Orleans when I...