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  • Adrian Cronauer, depicted in 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' dies at 79

    07/19/2018 8:55:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Gendreau
    Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey, actor and Pentagon adviser whose story as a radio host during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” helping make its star Robin Williams a household name, died Wednesday in Troutville. He was 79. His death was confirmed by Jeff Hunt, a longtime Roanoke radio announcer who hired Cronauer at Roanoke FM station WPVR. He said Cronauer had been in a nursing home. “Goooooooood morning Vietnam,” was the signature sign-on Cronauer used hosting “Dawn Buster” from 1965-6 in Saigon. Williams’ portrayal of the fictional Cronauer cemented the line in American culture, associating...
  • Friendly Fire

    05/27/2018 9:45:05 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 4 replies
    Project Delta.net ^ | May 27, 2018 | Donald J. Taylor
    Sergeant First Class Arno J. Voigt was killed by friendly fire near Khe Sanh, Republic of Vietnam on June 4, 1970, and like all friendly fire accidents it was one of those things that shouldn’t have happened but did. A Pink Team consisting of an OH-6 Cayuse Light Observation Helicopter (Loach) and three AH-1G Cobra Gun Ships from the 2d Squadron 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division mistook Arno Voigt and a company of ARVN Airborne Rangers for a company of NVA and fired on them, killing Arno Voigt along with two Rangers and wounding an additional twenty Rangers. This is...
  • Déjà Vu - All Over Again The Vietnam Syndrome in Syria

    04/14/2018 9:59:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Joel Goodman
    In contemplating bombing Syria, we are looking at a limited military action and the possibility of a considered accidental all-out war with Russia – or as we are prone to say, World War Three. Even as we initially ponder bombing a Russian client state, we are once again considering limitations on military strategy. As a consequence of a political choice not to bomb Russian assets and Russian personnel, we would unnecessarily be putting American lives in danger. These considerations are eerily similar to those that the U.S. government imposed during the Vietnam conflict, which led to a protracted politically managed...
  • Stories of the Ages: Anita Bryant(78th Birthday today)

    03/25/2018 12:23:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 40 replies
    News OK ^ | 3-14-2011 | Robert Medley
    It was a cold, solemn day on the Texas ranch. A biting, prairie wind was staved off with a thick, fur coat wrapped around an American music icon. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson had said before he died that at his burial he wanted the Rev. Billy Graham to pray and Anita Bryant to sing. Bryant, once Miss Oklahoma and a Miss America second runner-up, was known in 1973 as the vivacious spokeswoman for Florida orange juice and the Sunshine State. She nervously tried to get her voice ready to sing for a worldwide satellite television audience at the president’s...
  • Walter Cronkite On Vietnam Revisited

    02/26/2018 2:25:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    ".....To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest that we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic if unsatifactory conclusion. On the off chance that military and political analysts are right, in the next few months we must test the enemy's intentions, in case this is indeeed his last big gasp before negotiations. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that...
  • Ellsberg Calls on Insiders to Leak Details of Alleged War Plans

    09/14/2006 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wjersey · 61 replies · 1,292+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9/14/2006 | Staff
    When Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst, leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971, it created one of the most significant newspaper stories -- and battles -- of the century. One thing it did not do was prevent the Vietnam War, although it may have shortened it. Now he is calling on officials within the government to leak "the Pentagon Paper of the Middle East" to modern reporters, to short-circuit another possible war. Ellsberg's challenge is found in the October issue of Harper's magazine, to appear next week. E&P has obtained an advance copy. The article is titled, "The...
  • Anthony J. Russo, 71; Rand staffer helped leak Pentagon Papers

    08/09/2008 2:07:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2008 | Elaine Woo
    Anthony J. Russo, a Rand researcher in the late 1960s who encouraged Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers and stood trial with him in the Vietnam War-era case that triggered debates over freedom of the press and hastened the fall of a president, has died. He was 71.
  • 1968 Tet Offensive

    01/29/2018 6:26:36 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 35 replies
    Vanity ^ | January 29, 2018 | Donald J. Taylor
    As we approach its 50th Anniversary, please allow me to share with you my memories of the Vietnam War’s 1968 Tet Offensive, and the “Butterfly Effect” spawned by this Tet Offensive. The Chinese New Year celebration was called Tet in Vietnam and it was the only holiday they celebrated during the year. Tet celebrations lasted for two weeks, and it wasn’t just a time for drinking, feasting, and partying, it was a time for family reunions where Vietnamese traveled great distances to be with their families during those two weeks. Prior to Tet 1967, a truce had been negotiated with...
  • 'Lost' Cronkite broadcast reveals 180-degree war flip

    01/18/2018 2:36:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | WND Staff
    But buried in the dusty archives of CBS News was another Cronkite report from Saigon broadcast days earlier – nearly two weeks earlier to be exact. The “lost” Feb. 13 clip, shows Cronkite had a much different and unambiguous view of the recent Tet battlefront immediately after it was over. “First and simplest, the Viet Cong suffered a military defeat,” he reported. “Its missions proved suicidal. If they had intended to stay in the cities as a negotiating point, they failed at that. The Vietnamese army reacted better than even its most ardent supporters had anticipated. There were no defections...
  • Dereliction of Duty by H.R. McMaster

    01/07/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 44 replies
    Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam by H.R. McMaster An intriguing analysis that challenges the view that Cold War anticommunism was primarily responsible for American military intervention in Vietnam. In his first book, McMaster, a US Army major and Persian Gulf war veteran, and a historian who has taught at West Point, zeroes in on the actions of Lyndon Johnson and his top advisers from the time LBJ became president in November 1963 to the July 1965 decision to escalate the war drastically. The author makes a convincing case...
  • Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung Talk ‘First They Killed My Father’ And Honoring Cambodian History

    01/07/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    Written by Jolie and Ung, First They Killed My Father is Cambodia’s official entry for this year’s Academy Awards Foreign Language Film race. Jolie, who has dual citizenship in America and Cambodia, was selected by the government to represent the Southeast Asian country — which is remarkable considering she is a Western woman. The Netflix film is about Cambodian author and human rights activist Ung’s life under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge, the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia. The film is the adaptation of Ung’s memoir about surviving the deadly...
  • Son Tay Raider SGM Joe Murray Will Be Laid To Rest Today

    01/04/2018 1:18:04 PM PST · by JP1201 · 23 replies
    Special Forces Sergeant Major Joe Murray passed away on December 23 and will be laid to rest today at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, NC. SGM Murray spent 30 years in the service of the US Army, with the vast majority of it being as a Green Beret in the Special Forces. Murray served from 1962 – 1992 and at the time of his retirement was the School Sergeant Major for the USA JFK SWC (US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School). Murray went to Korea in 1962-63 and then to West Germany where...
  • First They Killed My Father: Angelina Jolie does it again

    01/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Tara Brady
    It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken’s" harrowing account of life in a second World War prisoner-of-war camp, Jolie’s fourth narrative feature, confirms her as an exquisite craftswoman and an artist capable of tackling geopolitical complexities. "First They Killed My Father," the official Cambodian selection for the Academy Awards, is based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, whom Jolie befriended in 2002 after the actor became a goodwill ambassador for the UN....
  • Making Sense of the Sixties "documentary" [BARF alert]

    01/01/2018 11:30:04 AM PST · by otness_e · 28 replies
    Making Sense of the Sixties is a six part series analysing certain facets of the social and political upheaval of the 1960s and beyond in the United States. The series chronologically examines the cultural and political changes which shaped the era and left an indelible mark on later decades. From the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King; to the rapidly escalating atrocities in Vietnam; to the height of the Cold War and the Space Race, Making Sense of the Sixties weaves historical retrospect with the experiences of ordinary people to capture the mood and mindset...
  • Star Wars has always been a leftie fantasy

    12/28/2017 2:06:32 PM PST · by otness_e · 104 replies
    The Daily Chrenk ^ | December 19, 2017 | Arthur Chrenkoff
    The latest of the Disney “Star Wars” franchise is out, and it’s already dividing the audiences – and not just on its artistic and storytelling merits. Scanning the media commentary, one gets the impression the “long time ago in a galaxy far far away” saga is getting increasingly political, which some fans love and others hate, depending on where they stand in real life in relation to the type of political injected into the Jedi-Sith struggle. As CNN reports (spoilers alert): "Pop culture can hardly avoid politics anymore, especially in the case of a huge target like “Star Wars.” But...
  • 'His one true love': Vietnam veteran's last wish to broadcast on ham radio fulfilled

    12/06/2017 7:24:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/6/17 | Frank Abderholden
    For Vietnam veteran John Nugent, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, coming home to Newburgh, N.Y., meant some isolation, according to his son Chris, but his love of ham radio allowed him to reach out to other people throughout the world. "It was tough for him. The radio made him feel comfortable, and helped with his transition," Chris Nugent said. The veteran's call signal, WA2EQJ, came alive again Tuesday at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, where the 75-year-old Nugent got his dying wish to broadcast on ham radio one more time....
  • Jane Fonda Honors Kaepernick at ACLU Dinner: ‘Colin, You Are Woke!’

    12/04/2017 2:59:04 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | December 4, 2017 | JEROME HUDSON
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda poured praise on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday night at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. ... Kaepernick became the face of what many football fans considered an anti-American demonstration when he began to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games ... Fonda, of course, became the face of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1972 when she visit to North Vietnam at the height of the war, earning the nickname “Hanoi Jane” and infamously denounced American soldiers...
  • A Faulty Retelling of "The Vietnam War"

    10/31/2017 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Oliver North
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: By Oliver North October 16, 2017 Richard Nixon kept his promises, Ken Burns did not When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent. Mr. Nixon’s...
  • McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam

    10/23/2017 1:32:05 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 107 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 10/23/2017 | Aaron Blake
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  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Special Forces medic who braved Vietnam gunfire

    10/23/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War. Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special Forces. It was so secret that, for more than four decades, he never spoke about it to anyone – not even the people he served with. Those that served with him, however, never forgot the bravery he showed during a four-day mission, called “Operation Tailwind,” in the landlocked country in September 1970. Rose, then a sergeant, ran through a hail...