A Shau Addendum Although 45 years have passed, I remember some facts that are not quite in agreement with Richard Camp’s fine article “Rescue in Death Valley” (April). I was a member of...
The origins of the terms "tunnel rats," "boat people," and more
Chuck Hagel Nomination: An Interview With Senator Hagel on His Vietnam Combat Experience and Vision for the War’s Commemoration
Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and former Nebraska senator, talks about his combat experience, serving alongside his brother Tom, and his recent selection to lead an advisory committee for the 50th anniversary events commemorating the Vietnam War
The decision to leave a mortar platoon alone at Hereford on May 21, 1966, sealed the fate of its men and journalist Sam Castan
U.S. Army lieutenant William Calley was court-martialed for the tragic March 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam. But was war itself to blame?
A new production on Broadway, The Columnist, which ran April through June 2012, examines the life of famed Cold War–era journalist Joseph Alsop (1910-89), whose op-ed column “Matter of Fact”...
On his first helicopter assault, he jumped and ran the wrong way; his company was 30 ft. away, facing the other direction
Featured two intermeshed contra-rotating rotors to facilitate hover control and eliminate the need for a tail rotor
Shows that the majority of those who served in the U.S. military in the Vietnam War were actually support troops
Provides insight into the adaptation of man and equipment to an exceptional combat environment in Vietnam, where volunteers for clearing tunnels could come from infantry, engineers, armored cavalry or elsewhere
An encompassing account of the 40-year arc in which America's Southeast Asian adventure became inevitable.
Willis' skill as a Huey pilot in 1966 is surpassed by his humorous storytelling, incisive commentary on the Vietnam War, wars in general and the warriors who wage them
The humble bicycle proved to be a critical and unstoppable weapon in the 30-year Indochina war
Criticized for advocating a big-unit war, Gen. Westmoreland launched Cedar Falls in Jan. 1967 to assault a VC bastion
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The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee discusses where we were militarily in the Vietnam War and where we're headed as a nation