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“The Vietnam War” Episode Five: “This Is What We Do” (July 1967 – Dec. 1967), Thursday, Sept. 21:

Le Duan prepares for his TET offensive In 1967, when I first arrived in country, at Ankhe, near Qui Nhon, and  began patrolling with my company and platoon around Bong Son, the war seemed at a stalemate. The U.S. had 200,000 … Continue reading

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“The Vietnam War,” Episode Three: “The River Styx” (Jan. 1964 – Dec. 1965)

Thursday, September 21st is the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution. _____________________________________________________         In January 1964, I was a junior at Haverford, my Quaker-related college. After graduation, through December 1965, I was in graduate school at Western … Continue reading

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Cav Takes Over Khe Sanh

    Yesterday my wife was going through a box of old papers when she came upon the April 24, 1968 edition of the Cavalair, the 1st Air Cavalry Division newspaper. When she handed it to me, I was instantly plunged … Continue reading

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Go Green, Man

  Saturday and Sunday, we joined the 13th Annual Green Man Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, “celebrating the star whose light and warmth has brought life to our planet.” But the festival also continues to be a leafy green one that encourages planting of … 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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