Arts of War

Winston Francis Groom, Jr., 1943-2020

September 18, 2020

Winston Groom, the prolific writer best known as the creator of Forrest Gump, died September 17 in Fairhope, Alabama, his family announced. He was 77. No cause of death was given. Groom grew up in…

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Author Query: Jayne Mansfield Visit to Vietnam

September 6, 2020

Actor and author Erik Liberman is writing a book about the actress Jayne Mansfield and will include material about her visit to entertain the troops in Vietnam in 1967. If you were in-country when Mansfield…

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Author Query: Canadian Vietnam War Veterans Wanted

August 6, 2020

Fred Gaffen’s 1990 book, Unknown Warriors: Canadians in the Vietnam War, was based on input from a group of Canadian Vietnam War veterans who shared their in-country war experiences. Daniel Cunningham, who contributed to the…

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On-Line Talk on the Blackhorse Regiment in the Vietnam War

July 22, 2020

Don Snedeker, the author of  The Blackhorse in Vietnam: The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966-1972, will discuss that book, a history of his old unit, in a webinar sponsored by the Association of…

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‘Dateline-Saigon’: What’s Old is New Again

July 18, 2020

Dateline-Saigon has been making the rounds of film festivals since 2017. This documentary—released by First Run Features on iTunes, Amazon, and on DVD on July 14, 2020—zeroes in on five young newspaper correspondents who covered…

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Komunyakaa on ‘Da Five Bloods’

July 17, 2020

Yusef Komunyakaa, the renowned poet who served a 1969-70 Vietnam War tour of duty as an Army journalist with the Americal Division's Southern Cross newspaper, gives his take on Da Five Bloods, the new Spike…

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Charlie Daniels, 1936-2020

July 7, 2020

The famed country music singer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, an early supporter of Vietnam Veterans of America, died yesterday (July 6, 2020) after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke at age 83. Daniels, who was voted into…

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Mark Glamack, 1947-2020

June 25, 2020

Mark Glamack, one of Hollywood's top animators, and a Vietnam War veteran, died May 29 at age 73. He was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in Vietnam, and died of complications of…

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There’s a Lot Going on in Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’

June 12, 2020

Review by Marc Leepson, Arts Editor and Senior Writer It’s no coincidence that six songs from Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album, “What’s Going On,” including the anthem-like title tune, are part of the soundtrack of Spike…

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Complimentary New Daniel Inouye Graphic Novel

June 4, 2020

Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye, a new graphic novel created by a team of accomplished comic book veterans---the writer Chuck Dixon and the illustrators Christopher Ivy, Peter Pantazis, and Troy Peteri---has just been published by the…

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