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Book Review: Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam by Joseph T Ward

I’ve spoken before about how the Vietnam war has long held a fascination for me, and I’ve read a few books about the conflict. This book takes one man’s perspective of the war, Joseph T. 417 more words

Books

lThe Silence of the Fallen by David DeChant

David DeChant served two tours in Vietnam, the first from 1966-67 as a U. S. Marine Combat Intelligence NCO assigned to battalion scouts, and the second from 1968-70 as an Embassy Courier flying throughout Vietnam on Air America flights.  407 more words

Nonfiction

Exhibition of the Month: Involuntary Memories

Former US President and devoted Cold Warrior Richard Nixon is the inspiration behind a current exhibition in his home town of Yorba Linda, California.

Involuntary Memories… 183 more words

Cold War

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Salute

Joint Base Lewis-McChord salutes Vietnam-era veterans Oct. 9, 1-5 p.m. at Watkins Field.

Details and registration here upper right of page

Veterans

The Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre for victims of Agent Orange

So, it’s a bloody long drive from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. Around 3 – 4 hours, traffic dependent. With both my sister and I having a history of car sickness, we weren’t particularly looking forward to spending upwards of 6 hours in a mini-van, but kept telling ourselves… 457 more words

Travels

Reagan kicks the "Vietnam Syndrome" in the balls... and it goes super well.

In the post-Vietnam era, America was experiencing an ambivalence about how they should conduct themselves on the global stage.

They had emerged from the Second World War with this sense of omnipotence; this confidence that America could achieve anything it set its mind to. 915 more words

History

1969: We’ve Got to Get Ourselves Back to the Garden

In response to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of August 1969, folk singer Joni Mitchell penned a lyrical ballad “Woodstock,” which became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.  7,662 more words

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