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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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Tim O’Brien on the Vietnam War and Season III of ‘This is Us’

March 27, 2019

Last summer we reported on the fact that the award-winning novelist Tim (The Things They Carried) O'Brien, was hired to consult on the upcoming third season of the popular NBC-TV family drama, This is Us.  That…

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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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Harry Bosch Comes to the (Computer) Screen

February 8, 2014

In 1992, former Los Angeles Times  police reporter Michael Connelly (above, right ) published The Black Echo, a taut, compulsively readable detective thriller about a quirky L.A. homicide detective named Harry Bosch. A former Vietnam War…

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James Avery, 1945-2013

January 3, 2014

James Avery (left, with Will Smith ), the actor best known for playing the self-important Uncle Phil (Judge Philip Banks) on popular 1990s TV show  “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ” died December 31 in Glendale,…

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History Detectives Returns NVA Diary

October 5, 2012

The October 2 episode of the PBS television series History Detectives included a moving segment that dealt with the return of the diary of  Vu Dinh Doan,  a North Vietnamese Army soldier, to his family.  A…

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Pat Sajak as Oscar Madison

July 2, 2012

Pat Sajak, the famed long-time host of "Wheel of Fortune" who served a tour of duty in Vietnam during the war as a radio deejay with AFVN, occasionally steps out from the "Wheel" set to…

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Prime-Time Nam Vet Parenthood Character

April 28, 2011

The NBC weekly one-hour drama series, Parenthood, now it its second prime-time season, is based on the 1989 movie of the same name. The TV show, produced by Imagine Television and Universal Media Studios (Ron…

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Nam Vets in 70's & 80's Films and TV Series

September 9, 2010

There's an interesting, thoughtful article that touches on the image of the Vietnam veteran in TV cop shows and film in the August 31 The Phil Nugent Experience blog . Titled "In Country, " (where…

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Fox TV's War Stories on Kham Duc

July 3, 2008

The Fox TV show "War Stories With Oliver North" will have a segment this Sunday, July 6, at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. Eastern time called " Leave No One Behind ." The segment will take…

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