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Vietnam War

Letters From Readers - October 2012

Published: November 06, 2012 at 4:19 pm
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 HMM-163 from November 1965 through June 1966. …

Fighting Words: Vietnam Vernacular

Christine Ammer | Published: November 02, 2012 at 1:37 pm
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

Vietnam magazine | Published: October 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm
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

Last Stand at LZ Hereford

Michael Christy | Published: September 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm
The decision to leave a mortar platoon alone at Hereford on May 21, 1966, sealed the fate of its men and journalist Sam Castan

'Something Dark and Bloody': What Happened at My Lai?

Drew Lindsay | Published: August 07, 2012 at 3:27 pm
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?

Broadway Play Plots Pro-War Columnist's Joe Alsop's Fall

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
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" ran in hundreds of newspapers for nearly 40 …

My War - Prof. Charles R. Carr

Charles R. Carr, oral history | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
On his first helicopter assault, he jumped and ran the wrong way; his company was 30 ft. away, facing the other direction

Arsenal - HH-43 Huskie

Carl O. Schuster | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Featured two intermeshed contra-rotating rotors to facilitate hover control and eliminate the need for a tail rotor

Review - Armed With Abundance: Consumerism & Soldiering in the Vietnam War

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Shows that the majority of those who served in the U.S. military in the Vietnam War were actually support troops

Review - Tunnel Rat in Vietnam

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm
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

Review - Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm
An encompassing account of the 40-year arc in which America's Southeast Asian adventure became inevitable.

Review - Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm
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

Pedal Power - Bicycles in Wartime Vietnam

Arnold Blumberg | Published: July 06, 2012 at 1:21 pm
The humble bicycle proved to be a critical and unstoppable weapon in the 30-year Indochina war

Operation Cedar Falls: Search and Destroy in the Iron Triangle

Rod Paschall | Published: July 06, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Criticized for advocating a big-unit war, Gen. Westmoreland launched Cedar Falls in Jan. 1967 to assault a VC bastion

Vietnam Magazine's Rolling Thunder Section

Vietnam magazine | Published: June 08, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Click for events, stories, interviews, photo galleries, video and updates

Interview - Rep. Jeff Miller

Vietnam magazine | Published: June 06, 2012 at 1:44 pm
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
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