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  • World War II Magazine

    A Journey to Hell and Back: Conversation with Denis Avey

    After 65 years of silence, 92-year-old Denis Avey tells an astounding story in The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz. In summer 1941, the Desert Rat was wounded and captured in North Africa. He spent four years in POW camps—including work...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- April 2012

    Iraq War Ends; Vietnam Comparisons Continue The departure of the last U.S. soldiers from Iraq in December marked the close of a nearly nine-year war that began in March 2003 with missile strikes on Baghdad aimed at ousting President Saddam...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2012

    Army Spc. 4 Leslie Sabo Awarded Medal of Honor Posthumously Leslie H. Sabo Jr., the nation’s newest Medal of Honor recipient, died in a Cambodian jungle on May 10, 1970, after a daylong battle in which he tried to save his fellow...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- October 2012

    Hereford’s Hard Story Some stories are harder than others. Harder to unwind, harder to absorb. Such is the story that played out over the course of about an hour one sweltering afternoon in May 1966 near Vinh Thanh in Binh Dinh Province,...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- October 2012

    First Trip to Vietnam by a U.S. Secretary of Defense Since End of War Yields Big Results In June, as part of a nine-day regional tour of Asia aimed at boosting military ties in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Getting in at the Grassroots

    Our mission is to tell the story … and to help the people across America express their honor and respect. So said retired General Claude “Mick” Kicklighter, who leads the Defense Department’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- December 2012

    Beyond The Wall Few, if any, comparisons can be made to the monument that has occupied a corner of the National Mall for three decades now. Words fail to adequately convey the transformative and restorative power emanating from the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- August 2012

    Eisenhower Family Opposes Grand Memorial Design for a ‘Modest’ Man What sounded at first like a dream match-up—a renowned architect designing a memorial to a beloved president and war hero—has descended into a nasty spat over the...

  • Interviews

    Interview: John E. Hamilton

    ACG interviews the VFW’s commander in chief. As a third-generation Marine and decorated Vietnam War veteran, John E. Hamilton knows about service to America. Yet he neither planned to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) nor did he...

  • Interviews

    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...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    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...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    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...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    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...