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All in a Day's Work

On January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army marched into Hue city in regular formation. There was no one to resist. They rounded up twelve hundred South Vietnamese government workers. 125 more words


Củ Chi Tunnels and AK47 practice!

We arrived in Vietnam after two very long flights! We originally planned on staying in Ho Chi Mihn City (HCMC) however after spending some time here we decided that it was more of a holiday place and not somewhere you want to live on account of how crazy it is!! 1,487 more words


A Bright Shining Lie

Title:                      A Bright Shining Lie

Author:                  Neil Sheehan

Sheehan, Neil (1988). A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann And America in Vietnam. New York: Random House… 949 more words



As we advance further into the Twenty-First Century, a new assessment of what direction our Defense Budget and Military should take, is of paramount importance. 948 more words


Personal Meaning of Ken Burn's "The Address"

Tonight on PBS, Ken Burn’s new program about perpetuating the meaning of the Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address premieres. It holds personal meaning for me, because I was there, so to speak, as officer in charge of most of the 43 military funerals I participated in there from 1966 to 1968, in the new section of that National Cemetery dedicated to the Vietnam-era dead. 10,746 more words

Sammy Lewis's account of life during the Vietnam War

Sammy Lewis is a family friend that agreed to do an over-the-phone interview with me about memories of the Vietnam War.  He currently resides in Anderson, SC with his wife Kay.   626 more words