Vietnam February 2020

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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PLANNING A SURPRISE Communist forces used a variety of deceptions to make sure they would have the element of surprise in attacks during the Tet holiday in 1968, as an article in this issue details. To read more about the Tet Offensive, visit and search: “Tet.” 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. HISTORYNETNow Sign up for our FREE monthly e-newsletter at: Let’s connect Vietnam magazine Go digital Vietnam magazine is available on Zinio, Kindle and Nook.…

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husband and wife operation

The article on “Lifesavers” (October 2019) was great; however, a photo caption states: Cpl. Bernice Scott….” It should read: “Capt. Bernice Scott.” Capt. Scott’s husband was my Mike Platoon leader while serving with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, the “Big Red One.” Lt. Marc Scott sustained a neck injury while on patrol in a hostile area northwest of Saigon in 1969. The combat infantry medic (me) stopped the bleeding, placed him, along with others, on a medevac chopper, which was shot down with Lt. Scott sustaining additional wounds. His wife was awaiting his arrival (as I understood it) at the 2nd Surgical Hospital. She outranked him, but he said it was never a problem. James Jones Terrell, Texas…

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confederate leader or vietnam hero?

This effort to undo everything having to do with our Confederate heritage has reached a level of insanity that is impossible to accept. Rename Fort Hood, Texas, to honor Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez (“Hispanic Group Wants Fort Hood Renamed for Vietnam War Hero,” Today, December 2019)? That is ludicrous and unprecedented. Why has it even been suggested? Because he was of Mexican descent? So what? Name a company street at Fort Bragg or Hood after Benavidez. The man was an exceptional soldier, and his country has already honored his bravery by awarding him the Medal of Honor. That should be enough for any man’s memory. Jerry Hunsinger Grand Junction, Colorado Why the U.S. Army named forts after Confederates has always mystified me. They killed more U.S. soldiers than any foreign enemy and wanted…

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as rolling thunder rides out, amvets rolls in

Mortorcyclists riding to honor veterans will be roaring through the nation’s capital this coming Memorial Day weekend, just as they have for more than 30 years. But in 2020 the run, for the first time, will not be propelled by Rolling Thunder, an organization formed by Vietnam veterans to draw attention to prisoners of war and missing in action who had not returned home and to put pressure on the government to account for them. Now the ride will be led by AMVETS, founded by World War II veterans in December 1944 and today open to all former and current veterans, including those in the National Guard and Reserves. The organization, based in the Washington suburb of Lanham, Maryland, is involved in a variety of veteran services programs and related public…

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museum notes wwi-vietnam ties

A museum devoted to World War I is putting the Vietnam War on display. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, has created a special exhibit, “The Vietnam War 1945-1975,” which was scheduled to open Veterans Day weekend and will run through May 31, 2020. “Some might wonder why the National WWI Museum and Memorial would host an exhibition about the Vietnam War,” acknowledged the museum’s president and CEO, Matthew Naylor, in a news release announcing the exhibition. “As we seek to achieve our mission of informing the public about the Great War’s enduring impact, events that took place in Vietnam are quite connected to and were most certainly influenced by World War I,” he explained. Naylor listed some of those connections, including: • During the 1919 Paris peace talks…

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art exhibits challenge views on vietnam war

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has joined with the Smithsonian Institution to run two exhibits that portray artists’ reactions to the Vietnam War. One exhibit, Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War 1965-1975, will show works that express the sentiments of artists and photographers during that period (including the print at left by war photographer Philip Jones Griffiths). The other exhibit, Artists Reflect: Contemporary Views on the American War, will offer modern-day perspectives. Both exhibits, which opened Sept. 29, 2019, are running concurrently to Jan. 5, 2020. Artists Respond, a Smithsonian exhibit that was on display in Washington March 15-Aug. 18, comprises nearly 100 pieces using multiple mediums that show how artists interpreted events in the war zone and on the homefront, including the political upheaval and the struggle for…