Military History

Robert Stone, 1937-2015

January 13, 2015

The novelist Robert Stone, whose best-known and best-received book, the Pulitizer-Prize-winning Dog Soldiers (1975) dealt with the legacy of the Vietnam War, died January 10 in Key West, Florida. He was 77. Stone, who served in…

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Gray Horse Troop by Charles Baker

November 6, 2014

Gray Horse Troop: Forever Soldiers (Powder River Publications, 360 pp., $15.59, paper) pays tribute to the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry's actions in the Vietnam War during the first six months of 1968. At that time, the book's…

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Team 19 in Vietnam by David Millie

January 24, 2014

Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War   (University Press of Kentucky, 411 pp., $40) is an Australian army officer’s (and pilot’s) account of his year (1968-69) of service in the Vietnam War…

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Dai Uy Hoch by Wesley A. Hoch

November 12, 2013

Wesley Hoch graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1953, served for a year in the Merchant Marines, then joined the U.S. Navy. He went to Vietnam in 1962 and served for eighteeen months as…

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Huey by Jay Groen and David Groen

November 8, 2013

Jay and David Groen are brothers who both served in the Vietnam War, and they are the co-authors of Huey: The Story of An Assault Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam , a fine novel first published…

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Russ & Daughters by Mark Russ Federman

October 24, 2013

Mark Russ Federman’s maternal grandfather Joel Russ opened Russ’s Cut Rate Appetizing store on the Lower East Side of New York a hundred years ago. Russ, who came this country at age twenty-one in 1907…

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A Tribute to Tanks by Clyde Hoch

October 3, 2013

VVA member Clyde Hoch served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965-69, including a 1968-69 Vietnam War tour with the First Marine Division’s First Tank Battalion. Hock joined the Marine Corps in 1965 at eighteen after…

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War Stories by Stephen G. MacDonald

October 1, 2013

In War Stories: An Enlisted Marine in Vietnam (CreateSpace, 250 pp., $9.95, $2.99, e book) author Stephen G.  MacDonald takes us through his time at Parris Island for basic training and Camp Geiger for advanced…

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Love Our Vets by Welby O’Brien

September 10, 2013

Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD (Deep River Books, 216 pp., $15.99, paper) is a conversationally written self-help book designed for wives and other family members of veterans dealing with…

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Waiting on DEROS by Adrian Falchion and Floyd Odekirk

March 25, 2013

Waiting on DEROS: A Soldier’s Story (Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, 208 pp., $12, paper) is a collection of twenty-five true stories written by Adrian Falchion. Nineteen of the stories are those of Vietnam veteran Floyd…

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