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Born On The Fourth Of July.

by Jerry Alatalo

Oliver Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director. The 1989 film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, based on Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic’s autobiograpical book by the same name. 185 more words

Earth Matters

The Other Side of Me by D.L. "Tex" Swafford and Jim Bob Swafford

The resigned stare on the face that fills the back cover of The Other Side of Me: Memoirs of a Vietnam Marine (CreateSpace, 169 pp., $12.25, paper) pretty much tells the book’s entire story. 408 more words


Candidate Evaluations: Jim Webb

Jim Webb has spun his way into the presidential race, so here’s his evaluation. I’ll be looking at Webb’s background, policy history, and explicit statements to determine whether or not he would make a good president. 1,485 more words


The Vietnam War and Communist Aggression

This is a cross post. It was originally published on Harry’s Place on April 30th 2015, 4:34 pm

Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, the end of the Vietnam War and the day that South Vietnam came under tyrannical Communist rule. 347 more words

Michael Ezra

On Being an American Tourist in Vietnam

During my travels, I have been in a number of places where great tragedies are still very much in the minds of the people. In Cambodia, where nearly a quarter of the population lost their lives under the Khmer Rouge; in China and the Great Chinese Famine when an estimated 20 to 43 million people starved to death; in South Africa, where untold numbers of people suffered during Apartheid; and even in Italy, where the wounds from World War II still seem fresh. 689 more words


Little Known Black History Fact: Muhammad Ali's Supreme Court Victory


Muhammad Ali and his refusal to enter the United States draft in 1966 has become part of the boxing icon’s folklore. After a 1967 conviction, Ali endured nearly four years of inactivity before the United States Supreme Court ruled in his favor in 1971. 327 more words


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While you were working - Coffee Buzz, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

What’s this whole business about a ‘coffee buzz’ I hear? Can’t get to sleep, makes me shaky, I’m buzzing; all common catch cries for the caffeine light weight. 1,025 more words

Gluttony Expeditions