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    Vietnam-Letters from Readers February 2013

    Hailing Hereford I’ve been reading Vietnam magazine for several years. This is my first letter. The October 2012 account of the brave men in the article “Last Stand at Landing Zone Hereford” is excellent, one of the best articles...

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    Vietnam Book Review: The M60 Machine Gun

    The M60 Machine Gun by Kevin Dockery, Osprey Publishing, 2012  Standardized for the U.S. Army in 1957, the M60 was the product of a protracted evolution that led from the emergence of light machine guns during World War I, alongside...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Hanoi’s War

    Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam  by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, The University of North Carolina Press, 2012 For years the manner in which Hanoi waged its war—militarily, politically,...

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    Re-Banding the Brothers

    The social media revolution has been a godsend for pulling scattered bands of brothers—forged decades ago in Vietnam—back together again. Once the long line of passengers ahead of me finished fumbling with stowing their carry-on...

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    Hearts, Minds, and Herbicides

    Long before dioxin-laced Agent Orange supplanted Agents Blue, Purple and Pink, the Kennedy administration grappled with the moral and political dilemmas associated with defoliation and crop destruction in Vietnam. While the use of...

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    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor April 2013

    Vietnam Viewfinders OF THE SEVERAL MILLION service members who went to war in Vietnam, it is safe to say hundreds of thousands of them picked up quality cameras—at rock bottom prices—either en route or from a PX while in-country. For...

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    My War: William L. Doyle Jr.

    Major, U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command October 1967 – October 1968 During the invasion of Saipan in June 1944, my father, Lou Doyle, was a 42-year-old enlisted Seabee carrying a Browning Automatic Rifle. His job on Saipan was to...

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    Vietnam-News April 2013

    Obama Taps John Kerry to Lead State; Chuck Hagel, Defense President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to become secretary of state, and former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. The nominations of the...

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    Vietnam- Letters from Readers April 2013

    Tet Pix Fix The caption to the picture on page 33 (“Tet in the Mind’s Eye”) in the February issue misidentifies the U.S. adviser carrying the ARVN Ranger, who had been shot in both feet, as 1st Lt. Gary D. Jackson. It is actually me,...

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    POWs Party in Style

    Just weeks after their release from North Vietnamese prisons, former American POWs were feted at a White House gala of epic proportions. THE MOST POPULAR socialites in Washington were denied entry. Power brokers in Congress were left out...

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    Ever Mindful of Our Martyrs

    Hollywood’s Joe Mantegna thinks he knows who the nation’s real stars are. JOE MANTEGNA is not a Vietnam War veteran—but he plays one on television. The actor portrays FBI Special Agent David Rossi on the CBS drama series Criminal...

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    Welcome to Rolling Thunder XXVI

    Since 1987, the goal of Rolling Thunder has been to make certain that we, as a nation, never forget our service members who are prisoners of war, nor our missing in action. In 1988, four Vietnam War veterans, Corporal Ray Manzo, Sgt. Maj....

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    Vietnam Book Review: U.S. Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units

    U.S. Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War by Peter E. Davies, Osprey Publishing, 2012 In contrast to its previous tradition of making do with whatever aircraft the Navy could spare or didn’t want, the U.S. Marine Corps...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Napalm- An American Biography

    Napalm: An American Biography  by Robert Neer, Belknap Press, 2013 Created in a Harvard lab in 1942, napalm revolutionized incendiary warfare and helped propel the United States to victory in World War II. President Harry Truman...

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    Still Fighting for MIA

    For more than four decades, the families of Americans still missing in Vietnam have been relentless in their quest for answers. A guardian of the POW/MIA issue, Ann Mills-Griffiths has devoted decades in the quest for answers to account...

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    Free at Last: Operation Homecoming

    Forty years ago, Operation Homecoming saw nearly 600 American POWs freed—and began the task of accounting for those still missing. Oh, the unsettling stories that former prisoners of the Vietnam War could tell on the 40th anniversary of...