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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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Protecting our soldiers and citizens from torture

From 1966 at the U.S. Army Infantry Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA, I remember a section of the course on treatment of prisoners. We were instructed to treat prisoners humanely, according to the Geneva Conventions–a reciprocal agreement among 196 members, … Continue reading

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