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Monthly Archives: March 2021

WESTMORELAND, JOHNSON AND VIETNAM

New Revelations about Vietnam Command Decisions By Harold Hutchison From the April 2014 issue of SOF WHAT WE KNOW MAY NOT BE SO Many “pop history” stories about Vietnam have gone around, and a general narrative on the war has taken hold among many who feel we could have won …

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Steady Stand at LZ Bird: Brutal Battles of Vietnam: America’s Deadliest Days, 1965-1972

Steady Stand at LZ Bird A savage assault by North Vietnamese Army regulars was stopped by the combined efforts of artillerymen and infantrymen at LZ Bird during Operation Thayer II on Dec. 27, 1966. By Al Hemingway © 2017 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Staff Sgt. Delbert …

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Seven Hours Under Enemy Fire: one of the most decorated soldiers of the Vietnam War.

Medal of Honor Monday: Army Sgt. Joe Ronnie Hooper JUNE 17, 2019 | BY KATIE LANGE Several Medal of Honor recipients earn the honor for a moment of action. But for Army Sgt. Joe Ronnie Hooper, his moment lasted about seven hours — fitting, considering he’s one of the most …

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MUSIC OF THE VIETNAM WAR

VIETNAM COURAGE AND FEAR SOUNDS AND PICTURES OF THE TIMES DEDICATED TO ALL WHO FAUGHT ON AND OFF THE BATTLE FIELD EDITED BY THEA WHALEN WORKMAN   toby099 Published on Oct 31, 2009  A Vietnam war video I made with The Animals House of the Rising Sun. 

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COMMUNIST VIETNAMESE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR

COMMUNIST VIETNAMESE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DURING THE VIETNAM WAR AND THE LESSONS THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO CURRENT AND FUTURE U.S. MILITARY OPERATIONS by James M. Cloninger Jr. This thesis examines the role of communist special operations forces during the Vietnam War and the relevancy of the lessons learned from …

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Our Guerrilla Forefathers

By: Daniel Kelly From the October, 2013 issue of SOF Throughout history, the guerrilla fighter and the war that he wages have been surrounded by a certain measure of fascination, disdain and even romance. From the Special Forces of today back to the legendary Sun Tzu of ancient China, guerrilla …

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Captains Courageous

By John Stryker Meyer Christmas Day 1968 was just another day for Spike Team Idaho. Early that morning ST Idaho was loaded onto Kingbees and flown to the Quang Tri launch site. The early morning rush came to a halt at Quang Tri, as there was some sort of complication …

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THE 2,000 YARD CLUB

The Elite Snipers By Harold Hutchison From the July 2014 issue of SOF While all snipers are elite, some of the crème de la crème of snipers have recorded kills at ranges of over 2,000 yards. Ten snipers… some of whom have not been identified, have made those incredible shots. …

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FBI Gotcha: Public Enemy Number One, John Dillinger and The Brady Gang That “would make Dillinger look like a piker.”

Transcripts below full story of the Brady Gang During the latter part of the year 1935, Alfred Brady (pictured), James Dalhover, and Clarence Lee Shaffer, Jr., formed a coalition for the purpose of engaging in criminal activities that later were to make them the objects of one of the greatest …

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