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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism

War Dogs

by Rebecca Frankel Chapter 9: The Never Again Wars In World War II, it is said that war dogs saved 15,000 men. In Vietnam, the dogs were credited with saving the lives of 10,000 men, but many handlers who served

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FSB Illingworth Attack: Courage Against Staggering Odds

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by Philip Keith Chapter 1: THE TRAP IS BAITED AT FSB ILLINGWORTH It was quiet, but it wouldn’t be for long. Lt. Col. Mike Conrad, commanding officer of the 2/8, and the senior officer commanding at FSB Illingworth, knew the

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Honoring America’s POW/MIA Wives

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by Alvin Townley Jane Denton knew why the dark sedan had arrived that day in July of 1965. She knew why the navy captain rang her doorbell and why her stomach suddenly knotted: her husband, Jeremiah Denton, had been shot

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February 6-7, 1968: Battle of Lang Vei Special Forces Camp

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By Gordon L. Rottman On the morning of January 24, the 33d Royal Laotian Battalion (BV33) astride QL9 at Ban Houaysan just inside Laos was attacked and overrun by NVA infantry and PT-76 tanks. (BV33 was funded by the CIA

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The Roots of Conflict— Vietnam War’s True Dawn

By Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. —GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT One month of maneuver, attack,

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