Arts of War

NBC’s ‘This is Us’ and the Vietnam War

July 11, 2018

It looks as though the upcoming third season of the NBC-TV family drama, This Is Us, will have a significant Vietnam War theme. That's because NBC just announced that the acclaimed novelist Tim (The Things They Carried,…

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Vietnam Veterans for Factual History’s new magazine

July 2, 2018

You can download one of the first four issues of Vietnam Veterans for Factual History's  new magazine at the group's website. The inaugural issue features an article highly critical of the PBS Ken Burns Vietnam…

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Vietnam War Symposium at Indiana University, July 23-24

June 30, 2018

Scholars,  researchers and anyone else interested in the Vietnam War are invited to attend “Vietnam War Stories: A Symposium on Conflict and Civic Engagement,” a two-day symposium that will be held July 23-24 on the campus of…

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Author Query: Survivors of July 10, 1970, Helicopter Shoot Down

June 29, 2018

On July 10, 1970, a 242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company CH-47 was shot down in Vietnam by three RPG rounds. Crew members Spec 4 Ross Bedient and Spec 4 David Schultz were killed. Seven passengers also…

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David Douglas Duncan, 1916-2018

June 9, 2018

David Douglas Duncan, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century who was best known for his Korean and Vietnam War combat images, died June 7 in the South of France. He was…

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1968: The Musical

June 7, 2018

That's right: A new musical called '68 that looks a the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, opens next month. A production of the New York Music Festival, the musical is the work of…

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New Bronzo Novel Helping VVA

May 30, 2018

As he did last year, John Bronzo, whose latest book is the novel, Sagahawk by the Sea, which is set in the early sixties, will be participating in the gigantic annual BookExpo conference and show in…

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Memorial Day Writers Project in D.C. May 28

May 23, 2018

The Memorial Day Writers Project will hold its 25th biannual reading on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. The Project's tent will be set up…

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Student Looking for Battle of Hue Marines

April 18, 2018

Michaeal Ceranic, a history major at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, is writing his senior thesis on the 1968 Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive. In conjunction with that endeavor, he would like to interview…

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Lee Ermey, 1944-2018

April 17, 2018

Lee Ermey, the veteran character actor and former Marine best known for portraying the world's scariest drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick’s famed 1987 Vietnam War film “Full Metal Jacket,” died April 15 in Santa Monica,…

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