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Road Gang by H. V. Traywick, Jr.

H.V. Traywick, Jr.’s Road Gang: A Memoir of Engineer Service in Vietnam (Dementi Milestone Publishing, 218 pp., $20, paper; $5.99, Kindle) is a classy book. Traywick ranks as a four-star raconteur. 590 more words



American Sniper is old news, although the far left is still carping about it; but I just saw it yesterday and I want to share my thoughts. 444 more words

Vietnam War

Is the Desire for War a Form of Collective Mental Illness?

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it’s five, six, seven,

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Miscelleneous Adventures

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991) - Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper and Eleanor Coppola

A fascinating insiders’ portrait of Apocalypse Now that it seems amazing even exists, thanks to Coppola’s wife Eleanor secretly filming him going ‘slowly crazy’. It shows how while a film of this scale and openness needs a visionary director, their role is as just one part of a team pulling it in many directions. 23 more words


Died on the Fourth of July by John F. Schlatter

Died on the Fourth of July: Remembering the Men Who Gave Their Lives in Vietnam on America’s Birthday (CreateSpace, 362 pp., $17, paper; $3.99, Kindle) is John F. 551 more words


The Last Days of Vietnam - The Inside Story

Several weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend a private viewing of a spectacularly documentary by Rory Kennedy, youngest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. Before seeing the film, I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about the last days of Vietnam but I was totally wrong. 1,223 more words

Amazing Military Stories

Sex Moves Inspired By Cold War Conflicts

They say that all’s fair in love and war, and as we all know, war is really sexy. And when you throw in the extreme sexual tension between the voluptuous John F. 321 more words