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Farewell to CSM Basil Plumley

In tribute to Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, who died in October 2012, journalist Joe Galloway reflects on the three-war career of Plumley, with whom he forged a deep bond during the desperate 1965 fighting at Ia Drang
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Tet: Circling the Wagons in Saigon

In the early hours of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, MPs, alongside a diverse collection of mechanics, cooks and clerks, thwarted a catastrophic military defeat in Saigon
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Vet Spotlight – Michael Cody

Michael Cody Age: 67 Hometown: Wallkill, N.Y. Career: Truck Driver, Wallkill Highway Garage In-country: 1968-69 Michael Cody took more than 1,000 photos during and after the World Trade Center attacks of...
Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Chuck Hagel Leads 50th Anniversary Advisory Group

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel was tapped by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in October to chair an advisory committee for the 50th anniversary events commemorating the Vietnam War. “I am honored by the...
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Vet Spotlight – Daryl Paulson

Daryl Paulson Age: 64 Hometown: Bozeman, Mont. Career: President and CEO, BioScience Laboratories, Inc. In-country: July 1968-Aug. 1969 In 1991 Daryl S. Paulson, Ph.D., started BioScience Laboratories,...
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My War – Ken McGwin

McGwin, a Navy 2nd class petty officer, was serving aboard Wesco the night it was attacked in the Mekong Delta, Nov. 1, 1968

Review – Black April

Black April by George Veith is an illuminating examination of South Vietnam's fall in 1973-1975.