Tag Archives: Vietnam War

The King Assassination, Fifty-Two Years On

[NOTE:  For those of us of a certain age, the year 1968 was a terrible year; pick your horror, and you could find it there.  The Tet Offensive; the decline of public support in the United States for what was … Continue reading

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My Vietnam War–and Welcome to It

I’ve got a long shelf of books about my generation’s war, but none of them presents it as I experienced it.  I served in the Army from 1966 to 1968, but I never left the U.S., so my war was very different from the one … Continue reading

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“Springtime and Vietnam”

[NOTE: : For a number of years, I edited the History Department newsletter at my school. Each issue opened with an editorial. Below is one from March 2000, about ten years after I had begun delivering annually my “Growing Up With … Continue reading

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