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“The Vietnam War,” Episode Four: (Jan. 1966 – June 1967)

Today is the International Day of Peace, Thursday, September 21st,  established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution. At a time when our President is threatening to nuke North Vietnam, we might consider re-reading Hiroshima by John Hersey to remind us of the … Continue reading

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“The Vietnam War,” Part 1, on PBS

[What follows is a brief summary of Episode One of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Special “The Vietnam War” along with my personal commentaries, songs, and writings about where I was during this period. – Former 1Lt. Richard Morris, A Co. 2nd Bn 5th Cavalry, … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction in Vietnam

In preparation for the October 25, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) book club discussion of Cologne No. 10 For Men at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD, I thought I would prepare a detailed breakdown on what is fact and what is fiction in the novel, … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary, MDWP

On Memorial Day, May 27, I honored American veterans by reading from Cologne No. 10 For Men and singing songs from my CD, Skytroopers – songs of war, peace, and love from Vietnam. The venue was the twentieth anniversary Memorial … Continue reading

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Kill Anything That Moves – The Real American War In Vietnam, by Nick Turse: A One-Sided View of the War

Nick Turse’s meticulously-researched investigations of American war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His bestselling work, Kill Anything That Moves, … Continue reading

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A Skytrooper Moves On… “Without A Song”

March 8, 2011 marked the passing of Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) Joseph Bland Love who had a remarkable career in the army and who crossed my path in Vietnam. (When I talked to him on the telephone about a year … Continue reading

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Honoring Veterans

  For the third year in a row, I spent Veterans Day on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the Memorial Day Writers’ Project tent (www.memorialdaywritersproject.com) near the Vietnam Memorial where a dozen of us honored our veterans with … Continue reading

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