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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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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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The Son Also Rises: Jack Hemingway, Adventures in the Army, A POW Camp and the OSS

Jack in uniform with his 2 half-brothers at Club de Cazadores del Cerro, Cuba,194 The Son Also Rises: Jack Hemingway   From the files of the CIA Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, capturing the quintessential essence of the lost generation. His works are …

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NVA General to SOG Recon Team: We suffered 90 percent casualties. Part 2

NVA General to SOG Recon Team: We suffered 90 percent casualties By Tilt Stryker Meyer SOF.Black.Part 2 Before ST Alabama could celebrate, the NVA charged again. Three more dead NVA were added to the cadaver wall. Silence dominated the battlefield. No bird chirps, no speaking, no noise of any type. …

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ONE MILLION STEPS

By Bing West From the December 2014 issue of SOF The Setting Sangin was the most violent district in Afghanistan, a remote farmland in southern Helmand Province at the far south of the country. Beginning in 2006, British forces defended the government compound next to the district market, while the …

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Vietnam War Burning History: Symbols, Symptoms and the Derangement of Thought

Burning History: Symbols, Symptoms and the Derangement of Thought Once again omissions and juxtapositions create and convey a skewed reality. By John M. Del Vecchio Fighting Fires: This one at the POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants) point at Camp Eagle. Photo by the author. Early September 1970: I edge down …

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Brig. Gen. James M. Stewart

Lt. Gen. Valin, Chief of Staff, French Air Force, awards the Croix De Guerre with Palm to Col. Jimmy Stewart for exceptional services in the liberation. (U.S. Air Force photo) On March 22, 1941, Jimmy Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces. He was assigned to the Army Air …

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