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A Wished-For Love, Chapter One

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Invocation
Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam
1970

They say you don’t hear the bullet that kills you. 5,597 more words

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Learning From the Hue Massacre

Vietnamese communists and their allies killed thousands of civilians during the Tet offensive. But that atrocity has been largely forgotten.

Published: February 20, 2018 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

NYT

Australian Author Challenge: Our Vietnam Nurses by Annabelle Brayley.

I don’t do illness, or ill people, well. A character flaw and I blame the military patriarch who would yell at his daughters at the first sign of any slight weakness, “Toughen up. 658 more words

SGT Douglas Ray Martin

Sergeant Martin served with the A Battery, 5th Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. While serving as a sentinel guarding the Đắk Pôko River Bridge, Sergeant Martin and his comrades were attacked by a North Vietnamese Army force. 46 more words

Army

Girl from AP's Vietnam napalm photo finds peace with her role in history

I found an interesting story from The Guardian (U.K).   Most of us, of a certain age, remember this photo.

Girl from AP’s Vietnam napalm photo finds peace with her role in history…

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General Interest

C-Ration


“The C-Ration, or Type C ration, was an individual canned, pre-cooked, and prepared wet ration. It was intended to be issued to U.S. military land forces when fresh food ( 415 more words

Vietnam War

Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, USN by Ric Murphy

Ric Murphy’s Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, USN: First African American to Command an Aircraft Carrier  (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2017, 220 pp. $35, paper; $9.99, Kindle) tells the story of a poor African American boy who grew up in segregated America and through education, determination, and incisive decision-making advanced to the highest ranks of the United States Navy. 293 more words

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