Category Archives: Vietnam War

The War Stories We Tell

by Heather Marie Stur, Ph.D. My Honors students and I recently watched the 1946 Oscar-winning film, The Best Years of Our Lives, which follows three World War II veterans as they return home and struggle to settle back into civilian … Continue reading

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Dissertation Research in the Age of Social Media

by Robert Thompson, Guest Contributor My dissertation, “More Sieve Than Shield: the US Army and CORDS in the Pacification of Phu Yen Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1965-1972,” focuses on pacification in Phu Yen during the Vietnam War and argues  that … Continue reading

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And the Winner is …

by Andrew Wiest I knew from the moment that I met John Young that I needed to write a book about him – a book that sought to redefine the historical vision of the Vietnam combat experience. While immersed in … Continue reading

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Forty Years on, It’s Still Risky to Tell Certain Vietnam War Stories

by Andrew Wiest The research for my book Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN was in many ways typical historical sleuthing, involving both fruitful and frustrating trips to archives in search of needed source material. The research, … Continue reading

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