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  • 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 Letters from Readers- August 2009

    My Lai, Tiger Force and Winning Wars I wasn’t going to add my “two-cents” on how something like My Lai could happen but then I read Col. Wesley Fox’s comments (June Letters) and I know he would have my back. It’s not that I’m...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: My Enemy, My Friend

    My Enemy, My Friend: A Story of Reconciliation from the Vietnam War by Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry, USAF (Ret.), with Fran Erickson, Aviation Heritage Park, 2009 Anyone who has studied the air war over Vietnam in detail, or who may have caught...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Duty and Honor: Escorting a Friend

    My orders were to be ‘military escort of a deceased soldier,’ but this soldier was my best friend. As I strode up the steps and through the door of Building Number 4, I was stopped cold in my tracks at the sight before me. In the...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    My War: Owen Mike

    MARINE CORPS LANCE CORPORAL, SUMMER 1968-MARCH 1970 I’m a Native American, Ho Chunk Nation, from Wisconsin. Above everything I accept my own death as destiny. It’s a great honor to die as a warrior on the battlegrounds. Summer of 1968,...

  • 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 Book Review: Heart of a Patriot

    Heart of a Patriot, How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove by Max Cleland with Ben Raines, Simon and Schuster, 2009 By any measure, Max Cleland has lived a life full of pain and agony at a level endured by...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Wandering Souls

    A chance encounter on a steamy jungle trail begins a 40-year odyssey for tormented spirits seeking peace and redemption. Two days before he would kill Hoang Ngoc Dam, 1st Lieutenant Homer Steedly Jr. went out in the field to deliver...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    My War: Thomas Sherman

    U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL, JAN. 1965–JAN. 1966; SEPT. 1972–FEB. 1973 We bombed Hanoi with B-52S for the first time in December 1972. It was called Operation Linebacker II and it was 11 days of bombing. I led the third attack. A lot of...

  • 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

    Stoking Memories of the Hottest Spot at Antietam

    Pennsylvania veterans put up a simple tribute that became a cherished monument to a momentous fight. Antietam National Battlefield is a place to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the 23,110 men who shed so much blood on that sad...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Hung Up Over France

    Sixty years later, a quiet hero’s buddies finally hear his war story. “Charlie,” yelled the bombardier of the B-17G bomb-bay doors are jammed open! See what’s wrong.” They had just Bugs Bunny Jr., “the finished dropping a load...

  • Military History Magazine

    Dirty Deeds on D-Day

    Canadian soldiers landing in Normandy almost certainly anticipated death—but not murder at the hands of their captors...

  • Vietnam War

    Voices | Keith Harman

    We need to get more veterans in the House and Senate...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- March 2009

    Missing Marine Dead Discovered on Tarawa The remains of more than 100 marines who were killed during the battle of Tarawa appear to have been discovered in mass graves on the tiny Pacific atoll, according to a group that conducted a search...

  • American History Magazine

    Audiobook Review: Rift in the Earth

    Reston’s chronicle of the Vietnam War Memorial is a service to history blurred by the author’s pontifications about the war itself. ...