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Vietnam June 2018

Vietnam Magazine Presents the full & true stories from America’s most controversial & divisive war. Vietnam is the only magazine exclusively devoted to telling the full story of the Vietnam war, with gripping firsthand accounts and carefully researched articles by Vietnam war veterans of the conflict and top military historians.

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IN A TOUGH SPOT During May 1968, U.S. Air Force and Army aircraft undertook a massive and heroic evacuation of some 1,500 personnel trapped and under fire at Kham Duc, described in hour-byhour detail in this issue. For more on that event, visit HistoryNet.com and search: “Kham Duc.” Through firsthand accounts and stunning photos, our website puts you in the field with the troops who fought in one of America’s most controversial wars. Sign up for our FREE monthly e-newsletter at: historynet.com/newsletters Let’s connectVietnam magazine Go digitalVietnam magazine is available on Zinio, Kindle and Nook.…

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praise for pegasus

The article in the April issue regarding Operation Pegasus (“The Pegasus Ride Through Hell,” by John McGuire, April 2018) was much appreciated by me and my 1st Cavalry brothers who fought there. Most history venues, print and video, seem to downplay this action, if they mention it at all. I was in Company B (Mongoose Bravo), 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), and served under Capt. Michael Nawrosky, who was mortally wounded on Landing Zone Wharton. He was a brave commander, a natural leader and a telling loss to our company. We lost three more troopers killed in action that night. By the time I left the field on April 15, 1968, we had eight more Mongoose KIA, and I can’t recall how many wounded. Jim Dunnigan Portland,…

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today

BILLS WOULD EXPAND ELIGIBILITY FOR AGENT ORANGE BENEFITS Proposed legislation would enable Vietnam veterans stationed in Thailand during the war to receive health benefits for exposure to Agent Orange, a defoliant linked to a long list of illnesses and birth defects. U.S. Sen. John Boozman and Rep. Bruce Westerman, both Arkansas Republicans, intend to introduce legislation to add Thailand to the geographic zone for benefit eligibility, according to TV station KARK, which had reported the stories of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange at Thai airbases but were denied benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The herbicide was sprayed from aircraft to destroy vegetation that could hide enemy forces or be used by them for food. “I hope everybody will get behind us and help get this legislation pushed through…to help…

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farewell

Billy Graham, a Christian evangelist who preached to millions around the world and spoke to troops in Vietnam, died Feb. 21 at age 99 in Montreat, North Carolina. Graham, who began preaching in 1943, eventually reached vast radio and television audiences. He met every president from Harry Truman through Barack Obama. The ardent anti-Communist supported the Vietnam War and visited troops in 1966 and 1968. In April 1969, he sent a memo to Richard Nixon outlining options if peace talks failed. One called for using North Vietnamese defectors to bomb dikes holding back floodwaters, which would destroy the North’s economy—and kill thousands of civilians. Graham later moderated his stances on various issues. Marcus Raskin, a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War and co-founder of the progressive Institute for Policy Studies, died…

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keith harman

Born: Sept. 21, 1946, Van Wert, Ohio Residence: Delphos, Ohio Education: Attended Giffin Junior College and Kansas State Teachers College Military service: U.S. Army, December 1967-November 1969; highest rank: sergeant In Vietnam: March-November 1969; Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Career: Fruehauf Corp., 1967-91; Van Wert County, Ohio, veteran services officer, 1991-2011 Today: Veterans of Foreign Wars, national commander For many years, Vietnam veteran Keith Harman resisted entreaties to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Today he is the national commander of the 1.2 million-member organization, which helps former service members obtain veterans benefits, lobbies the government on veterans issues and offers programs such as emergency financial assistance to military families and scholarships. After his discharge in November 1969, the former crew chief of a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division…

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may-june 1968

May 1 Violent confrontations between police and students come to an end at Columbia University. Students protesting the Vietnam War and racial discrimination took control of several university buildings beginning on April 23. After police were called in on April 30, more than 130 students and at least a dozen officers were injured. May 17 Nine anti-war activists, including brothers Daniel and Philip Berrigan, both priests, enter draft board offices in Catonsville, Maryland, confiscate draft records and burn them outside with homemade napalm. All of the Catonsville Nine were sentenced to prison. May 2 Basketball greats Bill Russell and John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics beat future Hall of Famers Jerry West and Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers 124-109 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, giving Boston its ninth…

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