Tags » Vietnam War » Page 2

VA incompetence creates $6,324 bill for dying veteran who got married

Debbie Shafer cares for her husband, Rob ArthurSteve Ringman/The Seattle TIMES

Snohomish County, Washington — When Rob Arthur was diagnosed with brain cancer back in January, the gaunt, gray-haired Vietnam veteran decided to wed his longtime girlfriend, Debbie Shafer, in a hospital room.

420 more words

Book Review: The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era

I received this book from Zenith Press as compensation for my review. All these thoughts are my own.

image via

This is the same company who provided… 307 more words

Book Club

Matterhorn Book Review

I wrote this piece about two years ago after reading this intriguing book. It was a semi fictional tale of soldiers during the Vietnam War. Anyway I’m posting this to give everyone a last minute gift idea. 394 more words

War Dogs by Rebecca Frankel

Rebecca Frankel earned the nickname “Chief Canine Correspondent” in 2010 at serious-minded Foreign Policy magazine where she works after she began writing a weekly blog feature called “Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week.” Frankel, the magazine’s senior editor for special projects, had just put together a photo essay called “War Dog” in the magazine. 421 more words


Final Week: Going After Cacciato Read-a-Long

Welcome to the final week of the 2014 War Through the Generations With a Twist Read-a-Long of Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. For this discussion, we read Ch. 1,081 more words

The Vietnam War

Vietnam War Elegy by G. Lowell Tollefson

G. Lowell Tollefson served in Vietnam as a Marine civil affairs interpreter attached to an infantry battalion. He holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Washington and has taught philosophy at the University of New Mexico’s Valencia campus. 272 more words


Why I Teach HIS 273: The U.S. and the Vietnam War

Guest post by GCC instructor Bonnie Saunders

There’s a good chance that I taught the very first course on the Vietnam War, way back in 1984 (yes, I’ve been doing this for a while). 275 more words