History

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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Blackhorse Regiment Podcast Online

April 28, 2020

You can now listen to a new interview with Donald Snedeker, in which he discusses his new book, The Blackhorse in Vietnam: The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966-1972, on AUSA's Army Matters podcast.…

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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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New National Archives ‘Remembering Vietnam’ Exhibit

November 11, 2017

Yes, those are Vietnam War era helicopters parked on the grounds of the National Archives of the United States in Washington. The three choppers were installed November 6 outside the imposing Archives building on Constitution…

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The Ken Burns Documentary – A Review

September 16, 2017

By Marc Leepson Arts Editor and Senior Writer, The VVA Veteran Ten years in the making. A reported budget of $30 million. A crew of dozens. That’s what I knew about “The Vietnam War,” the…

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New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle, PA

November 6, 2015

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the start of U.S. combat operations in the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, will open a new…

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New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke

November 2, 2015

Richard Holbrooke was an important voice in U.S. foreign policy from his first State Department assignment in 1963 as a civilian AID worker in South Vietnam until his death in 2010. Along the way, he…

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'American Boys' Wins Big Book Honor

October 15, 2015

  Journalist Louise Esola 's book, American Boys , which we reviewed on The VVA Veteran 's Books in Review II page back in January, has been named the grand prize winner of the Writer's Digest…

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Don Oberdorfer, 1931-2015

July 30, 2015

Don Oberdorfer, a long-time diplomatic correspondent who covered the Vietnam War for The Washington Post  and was the author of the well-regarded  look at the 1968 Tet Offensive,  Tet! (1971), died July 23 in Washington,…

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