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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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    Vietnam- Letter from Readers August 2013

    Bugs’ LORAN THE LIGHTNING BUG DRONE ARTICLE (February) is a good read about a largely unheralded effort to reduce U.S. aircraft and aircrew casualties by using modified target drones for reconnaissance work over highly protected targets....

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    Vietnam Book Review: The Cambodian Wars

    The Cambodian Wars: Clashing Armies and CIA Covert Operations by Kenneth Conboy, University Press of Kansas, 2013 With the recent passing of Cambodia’s long-time monarch Norodom Sihanouk and the excruciatingly slow international war...

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    Vietnam Book Review: USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

    USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II  by Peter Davies, Osprey Publishing, 2013 The F4H-1 Phantom II was originally designed for the U.S. Navy, and when it first emerged from McDonnell’s St. Louis factory—a big, heavy two-seater...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Before the Quagmire

    Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961, by William J. Rust, University of Kentucky Press, 2012 Laos was the “cork in the bottle” of Southeast Asia, warned President Dwight D. Eisenhower shortly before the tragic...

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    The Unexploded Election-Eve Bombshell

    Did Richard Nixon secretly try to scuttle President Johnson’s peace talk plan days before the 1968 presidential election? New evidence supports an unpublished story that he did. Beverly Deepe arrived in Vietnam as a 26-year-old reporter...

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    Truck Hunting on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    No factor loomed as large in the war as keeping North Vietnam’s men and materiel from rolling down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Vietnam War was contested in ten thousand places, from the U Minh Forest in the Mekong Delta to the Ia Drang...

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    When God-Kings Die

    Norodom Sihanouk’s state funeral in February marked the end of a controversial era in Cambodian history. Few monarchs have embraced the life and times of their country as dramatically as King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, whose earthly...

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    1st CAV on the War Path

    A search-and-destroy mission in the mountainous terrain above the Vinh Thanh Valley devolved into a protracted slugfest—Operation Crazy Horse—that exacted a heavy toll from the Americans and the enemy alike. Twenty Hre Montagnard...

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    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor October 2013

    Trail of Tears THE NAME HO CHI MINH TRAIL CONJURES images of everything from guerrillas pushing heavily laden bicycles down jungle paths to long lines of camouflaged trucks jamming well-groomed dirt roads. Depending on the time and place,...

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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...

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    Interview: A Coastie Meditates on War and Peace

    Retired Coast Guard Reserve Rear Admiral Richard Schneider has been serving his country since graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1968. As a gunnery officer aboard a cutter off the coast of Vietnam, he supported troops on shore by...

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    Vietnam News October 2013

    POWs Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Nixon White House Dinner Two hundred former Vietnam War POWs gathered in the reproduced East Wing of the White House at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif., on May 24...

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    Vietnam- Letters from Readers October 2013

    Khe Sanh Map Readers The Khe Sanh issue (August) brought back a memory. The siege took place while I was a student at the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk,Va.We were away from our home bases and all we knew about Khe Sanh was what we...

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    Mess Hall Antics: Life as an Army cook in the Vietnam Era

    During the Vietnam conflict my military occupational specialty was 94B, “food service specialist,” or simply put, Army cook. Ask veterans what they think about military chow, and you get an answer between love and hate. But this...

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    Vietnam Book Review: All They Left Behind

    All They Left Behind: Legacies of the Men and Women on The Wall by Lisa A. Lark, M.T. Publishing Company, 2012 A question posed by a student on Memorial Day 2010, requesting more information on a particular soldier whose name is on the...