Vietnam December 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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AUSTRALIAN ALLIES Australian forces were valuable partners with the U.S. and South Vietnamese during the war. An article in this issue looks at their most famous engagement, the August 1966 Battle of Long Tan. To read more about the Aussies in Vietnam, visit Search: Australians in Vietnam 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: Let’s connect Vietnam magazine Go digital Vietnam magazine is available on Zinio, Kindle and Nook.…

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also there on the day charlie died

Thanks for the excellent article by Thomas Messick in the October issue (“The Day We Lost Charlie,” about H-21 troop transport helicopter crews facing enemy fire that killed pilot Charles Edward Holloway at Tuy Hoa on Dec. 22, 1962). Too little is written about the early days of the Vietnam war, so this article is very instructive. I was on my first tour to Vietnam and was one of the 100-plus teams that President John F. Kennedy sent in to take our advisory effort [to assist the South Vietnamese army] down to the battalion level. On the day Messick describes, I was with the South Vietnamese 47th Regiment, the troop contingent dropped in by the H-21s. We had secured an abandoned French airfield just outside of Tuy Hoa to stage…

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rat receives gold medal for anti-mine work in cambodia

Americans who did combat in the bush of Vietnam do not have fond memories of rats. Rats indeed have a notorious reputation when it comes to jungle warfare. Times and circumstances change, however. One rat making headlines in Indochina for good behavior in a “combat-related” role has been awarded a Gold Medal by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a British organization formed in 1917. PDSA has recognized animal heroism since 1943. The honored rat, “Magawa,” a Gambian (African) pouched rat, has been a leader in efforts to clear Cambodia from the pestilence of land mines planted during decades of war. Globally, land mines left in the wake of wars still menace 60 million people in 59 countries, according to Anti-Persoonmijnen Ontimijnende Product Ontowikkeling, (Anti-Personnel Landmines Detection Product Development), a Belgian nonprofit…

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a controversial question

AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT IN 1954 split Vietnam in two, communist China became an important source of military aid for Ho Chi Minh’s communist government in North Vietnam as a counterweight to the Western democracies supporting South Vietnam. China’s leader, Mao Zedong, wanted the Chinese Communist Party to expand its influence in Asia by supporting wars of national liberation. In the early 1950s, when communist North Korea invaded South Korea, the United Nations under U.S. leadership struck back and marched into North Korea, bringing China into the war. Similarly, China promised to support Ho Chi Minh’s government as Hanoi expanded its war in the South and pledged to come to North Vietnam’s aid if the United States attacked. Between 1955 and 1963, China provided 240,000 infantry weapons, 2,730 artillery pieces, 15…

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denise doring vanburen

Denise Doring VanBuren is the 45th president general of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer organization that promotes American history and patriotism and emphasizes support for U.S. veterans. Membership is open to any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. A former radio and television news anchor, VanBuren was editor-in-chief of the DAR’s award-winning American Spirit magazine and Daughters newsletter for 15 years. She is married to Christopher G. Barclay and has three sons. She lives in Chelsea, New York. Under VanBuren’s leadership, the DAR has been an enthusiastic participant in the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration. She discussed the organization’s initiatives…

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fan favorites 1970

Highest Rated TV Shows (1970-71 SEASON) 1. Marcus Welby, M.D. (season 2) ABC 2. The Flip Wilson Show (season 1) NBC 3. Here’s Lucy (season 3) CBS 4. Ironside (season 4) NBC 5. Gunsmoke (season 16) CBS 6. ABC Movie of the Week (season 2) ABC 7. Hawaii Five-0 (season 3) CBS 8. Medical Center (season 2) CBS 9. Bonanza (season 12) NBC 10. The F.B.I. (season 6) ABC Top Grossing Films (DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE, IN 1970 DOLLARS) 1. Love Story $106,397,186 2. Airport $100,489,150 3. M*A*S*H $81,600,000 4. Patton $62,500,000 5. The Aristocats (animation) $41,162,795 6. Woodstock (documentary) $34,505, 110 7. Little Big Man $31,559, 552 8. Ryan’s Daughter $30,846, 306 9. Tora! Tora! Tora! $29,548,291 10. Catch-22 $24,911, 670 Top Singles 1. Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 2. (They Long to Be) Close to You The Carpenters 3. American Woman/No Sugar Tonight The Guess Who 4. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head B.J. Thomas 5.…