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Australian forces were valuable partners with the U.S. and South Vietnamese during the war. An article in this issue looks at their most famous engagement, the August 1966 Battle of Long Tan. To read more about the Aussies in Vietnam, visit Historyne
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Danger Close!
Readers seeking a realistic, authentically staged re-creation of the conditions that Maj. Harry Smith’s D Company Aussie soldiers endured at the August 1966 Battle of Long Tan are encouraged to watch director Kriv Stender’s combat-action film, Danger
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Hope For The Holidays
LESLIE TOWNES HOPE was born in London on May 27, 1903. His parents moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1908, and there at age 12 he took up busking—singing, dancing and doing comedy routines for whatever passersby chose to pay him. After gaining experience
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Also There on the Day Charlie Died
Thanks for the excellent article by Thomas Messick in the October issue (“The Day We Lost Charlie,” about H-21 troop transport helicopter crews facing enemy fire that killed pilot Charles Edward Holloway at Tuy Hoa on Dec. 22, 1962). Too little is wr
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Khe Sanh A Historic Battle On The Logistics Front
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower famously observed that “battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost because of logistics.” Feeding Victory: Innovative Military Logistics from Lake George to Khe Sanh, an intriguing new title from Air Force Col.
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Rat Receives Gold Medal For Anti-mine Work In Cambodia
Americans who did combat in the bush of Vietnam do not have fond memories of rats. Rats indeed have a notorious reputation when it comes to jungle warfare. Times and circumstances change, however. One rat making headlines in Indochina for good behavi
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U.S. Secret War in Laos Told Through Life of Hmong Pilot
Details of the secret CIA-sponsored war in Laos during the Vietnam War came to light beginning in the late 1980s with the publication of more than a few books on the subject. The most revealing included Jane Hamilton-Merritt’s Tragic Mountains (1993)
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A Controversial Question
AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT IN 1954 split Vietnam in two, communist China became an important source of military aid for Ho Chi Minh’s communist government in North Vietnam as a counterweight to the Western democracies supporting South Vietnam.
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Ruppert Leon Sargent
Ruppert Leon Sargent grew up in Hampton, Virginia, as a devout adherent to the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith. Although they identify as Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate Christian holidays, recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor salute the Am
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Denise Doring VanBuren
Denise Doring VanBuren is the 45th president general of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer organization that
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Fan Favorites 1970
(1970-71 SEASON) 1. Marcus Welby, M.D. (season 2) ABC 2. The Flip Wilson Show (season 1) NBC 3. Here’s Lucy (season 3) CBS 4. Ironside (season 4) NBC 5. Gunsmoke (season 16) CBS 6. ABC Movie of the Week (season 2) ABC 7. Hawaii Five-0 (season 3) CBS
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Intel
Edward C. Meyer, four-star general and Army chief of staff from 1979 to 1983, died Oct. 13, 2020, at age 91 in Arlington, Virginia. Meyer, born Dec. 11, 1928, in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1951.
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Thanksgiving In Saigon, 1968
In the fall of 1968, I was a U.S. Army first lieutenant roaming the helicopter pad behind Army headquarters at Long Binh, about 20 miles northeast of Saigon. Low-slung UH-1 “Huey” helicopters and “Loaches,” the nickname for OH-6 Cayuse light observat
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‘Swedish K’ Submachine Gun
In early 1969, Reconnaissance Team Illinois of the Studies and Observations Group, an elite covert operations unit, encountered North Vietnamese Army soldiers while on a battle damage assessment mission in northeast Cambodia. As the SOG team retreate
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November-december 1970
Nov. 8 Tom Dempsey, a New Orleans Saints kicker wearing a special boot because of a deformed foot, kicks a record-breaking 63-yard field goal in a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions. (The Denver Broncos’ Matt Prater kicked a 64-yarder in 2013 for a
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Battlefront
Nov. 2 Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, which oversees all U.S. forces in South Vietnam, announces the lowest number of casualties for any week since 1965. The MACV headquarters in Saigon said 24 Americans were killed and 431 wounded the week of
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26 Minutes At Son Tay
On Nov. 20, 1970, at 6 p.m., U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Terry Buckler reported to an auditorium at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base. Hours earlier, he had been fed a sleeping pill and steak for lunch and told to get some sleep. Army Col. Arthur “Bull”
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Shake ’n Bake Sergeants
By the first months of 1965, Viet Cong battlefield successes caused Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, to request an expansion of the American military presence, launching a troop buildup that foresh
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‘Going Rogue’
Capt. Phil Bernstein, commander of the 265th Radio Research Company, the cover name for the secretive intelligence-gathering Army Security Agency, watched as his new soldier arrived at the company’s Phu Bai headquarters in northern South Vietnam in l
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Beating The Odds
On the late afternoon of Aug. 18, 1966, Australian Maj. Harry Smith and the men in his Delta Company faced a vastly superior force of 2,500 heavily armed Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops at an abandoned rubber plantation near Long Tan, a vi
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A Controversial Question
GIVEN THAT THE UNITED STATES NEVER issued a formal declaration of war, reaching a unanimous agreement on a precise start date for the Vietnam War is tricky. There are several choices. The first is May 16, 1945, the date the Office of Strategic Servic
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Words From The War
“We do this in order to slow down aggression. We do this to increase the confidence of the brave people of South VietNam who have bravely borne this brutal battle for so many years with so many casualties. And we do this to convince the leaders of No
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Military Allies
The primary forces fighting the communist side during the Vietnam War were the militaries of South Vietnam and the United States. At its peak strength in April 1969, the U.S. military had 543,400 service members in-country. During the war South Vietn
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The “Khe Sanh Two-step”: Pay Call Under Fire
The 1935 Marine Corps Manual for Field Musics noted: “A march played to signal that the troops will be paid,” known simply as “Pay Call,” would be sounded to announce payday. In the days before check-to-bank, an officer at the company, squadron, batt
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The U-2c “Dragon Lady” Spy Plane
Beginning Aug. 4, 1959, the CIA conducted a series of U-2 missions over North Vietnam that provided the first confirmed evidence of the communist country’s airfield construction and other military activities. In the era preceding satellite imagery, t
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September-october 1970
The day after General Motors Corp. rolls out its first subcompact, the Chevrolet Vega, Ford Motor Co. counters with the Pinto, priced below its rival’s offering. In 1978 Ford had to recall 1.5 million Pintos because of fuel-tank fires and explosions
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Battlefront
The U.S. Senate rejects an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have forced President Richard Nixon to withdraw all American troops from Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) by Dec.31, 1971. The amendment, introduced by Democratic Sens. G
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Night Rescue On Tiger Mountain
Men of the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), had little time to rest in the early months of 1968 as enemy activities increased in northern South Vietnam. Throughout January, major elements of the 1st Cav, which ha
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