History

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, 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 ten-part, eighteen-hour documentary…

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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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Herbert Schandler, 1928-2015

July 30, 2015

Herbert Y. Schandler, a Special Forces Korean War and Vietnam War veteran who held a PhD from Harvard, died July 16 . He was 87 years old and lived in McLean, Virginia. A native of…

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William Conrad Gibbons, 1926-2015

July 9, 2015

William Conrad Gibbons, one of the most respected historians of the Vietnam War, died July 4. He was 88 years old. Bill Gibbons was the author of the monumental work, The U.S. Government and the…

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Paying With Their Bodies by John M. Kinder

April 5, 2015

John M. Kinder is an American Studies professor at Oklahoma State University who specializes in the history of war and American culture. He is most interested in war’s aftermath, including how nations and veterans deal with a…

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Company of Heroes by Eric Poole

March 24, 2015

During the first five months of 1970, wherever the men of Bravo Company (3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division) operated, NVA troops seemed to be waiting for them. That was a time of what…

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