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Vietnam War


Ten Questions for Gen. Paul X. 'P.X.' Kelley, Former USMC Commandant

HistoryNet | Published: August 04, 2014 at 4:18 pm
The legendary USMC commander talks about his remarkable 37-year military career that included two tours of Vietnam and serving as the first commander of the Rapid Deployment Task Force.

VFW's John Hamilton Goes to the Mat for Veterans

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 01, 2014 at 11:55 am
Adjutant General of the Veterans of Foreign Wars John Hamilton speaks in a "Vietnam" magazine interview about the needs of returning veterans today and the VFW's plans for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Rolling Thunder XXVII - A Look Inside the 2014 Official Guide

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm
Downloadable pdfs of two articles from the Rolling Thunder XXVII Official Guide - 'A Healing Place in the Hills' and 'The American Tribute Tour.'

Kimo Williams: Are You Experienced?

Rick Fredericksen | Published: January 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Shaped by his in-country experiences, musician and Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams continues to work on behalf of vets and soldiers from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq

LBJ's 'X' File on Nixon's Pre-Election Deal With Saigon

Beverly Deepe Keever | Published: November 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm
In an excerpt from Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Keever explores new evidence that support her 1968 story for Christian Science Monitor that Richard Nixon secretly tried to scuttle President Johnson's peace talk plan days before the election

MHQ Reviews: Notable Books, Autumn 2013

MHQ | Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:20 am
Notable books recommended by MHQ.

Air Cav: How Soldiers in the Sky Reshaped Combat on the Ground

Joseph Abodeely | Published: July 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm
In the Vietnam War, adapting old principles of traditional cavalry to the new capabilities of the helicopter created an unprecedented fighting force

Interview - David Ferriero, Vietnam Vet Who Is Now Our National Archivist

Published: July 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm
David Ferriero's tenure as National Archivist, a Vietnam vet appointed by President Obama in 2009, has seen the most massive document declassification effort in U.S. history

Project to clear landmines in Vietnam

HistoryNet | Published: April 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm
TED Challenge: Defuse, Heal & Grow campaign is raising money to remove old landmines and other unexploded ordinance from Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

Interview - Everett Alvarez - A Vietnam POW for the Duration

Published: April 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm
A few hours after the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964, Navy A4 pilot Everett Alvarez was shot down on a bombing mission near Hanoi, the first U.S. aviator taken captive during the Vietnam War

A Combat Brotherhood That Makes a Difference - Military Order of the Purple Heart

Vietnam magazine | Published: April 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Wounded veterans continue to serve comrades and country in the Military Order of the Purple Heart

Rick Rescorla: Hero of Ia Drang and the Twin Towers

Robert L. Bateman | Published: April 04, 2013 at 4:55 pm
Already a legend for his behavior in combat at Ia Drang, Rick Rescorla went on to save countless lives when the Twin Towers were attacked

How Poetry Sustained a Vietnam POW

Published: March 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm
The genesis of Major General John Borling's collection 'Taps on the Walls: Poems From the Hanoi Hilton'

Wild Duel: Weasels vs SAMs Over Dong Hoi

Warren E. Thompson | Published: March 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm
During the Vietnam War, the Wild Weasels flew as a protection screen in specially equipped F-105F Thuds into a target area to sweep and destroy surface to air missile (SAM) sites, to protect "strike packages" or a flight of fighters that followed on

Dark Clouds Over Junction City

Rod Paschall | Published: March 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm
In Operation Junction City, Vietnam War's biggest operation, Feb. 21-May 14, 1967, including the largest paratroop jump since World War II, Gen. William Westmoreland won his big-unit campaign but lost confidence that the war could be won

Book Review: Embers of War, by Frederik Logevall

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Frederik Logevall examines the critical period of regional and world tensions that flared up into America's Vietnam War.
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