Tag Archives: Vietnam War History

The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick PBS Premier: Sun. 9/17

 Difficult to know if this 18-hour, 10-part documentary will please or anger. The byline “No Single Truth” may not go over well in 2017 since a fair slice of the population prefers to see things in tunnel vision.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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VIETNAM REVISITED –SEAWOLVES

Just got this in from a salty dog in response to my erroneous remark about the Navy being possession of Huey Gunships in the Vietnam War. I apologize. To be truthful, I was being facetious because I never so much caught a … Continue reading

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VIETNAM: WHAT WENT WRONG IN SIX MINUTES

America is becoming more and more enamoured of it’s former warriors than ever. Each day reveals a new commission, a new museum showing or another commemorative gun from one of those outfits that advertises in American Rifleman. This month they’re … Continue reading

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DECLASSIFIED CAS DOCUMENTS

Sorry for the mixup. I published this as a post and then moved it up to the widgets in black above.

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NEW WIDGET

Here’s a great addition to the widget bar above. Sent in by Tip of the Spear Bruce McCartney (4 tour combat medic 68-72). It will bring back that hot sticky air and pungent aroma of decaying vegetation. I think there’s … Continue reading

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IF WALLS COULD TALK

Bob from the mosquito Capitol of the the US sends us this touching reminder of just what Our Wall doesn’t say. Perhaps I say that selfishly, but it is my touchstone for those who served with me, those I knew … Continue reading

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Reading: Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam

I picked up a flyer about this 2011 book by Thomas P. McKenna  in a VA Clinic waiting room recently.  The flyer said, “written by a man who was there.”  It received good reviews on Amazon and was published by … Continue reading

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