The American Legion [Volume 155, No. 3 (September 2003)]
American Legion. National Headquarters (Indianapolis, Indiana)
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- Commander’s Message: The Vietnam War legacy.
- Why We Fought: American forces in Vietnam were among the best who ever wore the uniform. By James Webb.
- "The Inevitable General": William C. Westmoreland was a lightning rod for the dissatisﬁed. By John Raughter.
- Reporting it Wrong in Vietnam: American media played into the enemy’s hands by distorting events. By Jim Bohannon.
- Debunking the Myths: Veteran Robert Hemphill rails Hollywood for negative portrayals of the Vietnam War. By Susan Katz Keating.
- The Women Who Served: Vietnam redeﬁned gender roles. By Elissa Kaupisch.
- Vietnam’s "Ma" Barker: A tough exterior pulled one Navy nurse through hellish times. By Margarette Chavez.
- Voices of the Antiwar Movement: A paciﬁst minority hijacked our long, costly involvement in Vietnam. By Victor Davis Hanson.
- One Veteran’s View: Navy veteran John Kerry’s 1971 testimony to Congress gave ammunition to the antiwar movement.
- Live from Hanoi: Jane Fonda’s 1972 radio broadcast enraged Americans, who dubbed her “Hanoi Jane.”
- Why I Opposed the Vietnam War: 1972 presidential candidate explains why the war was not in our best national interest. By George McGovern.
- "God’s Angels’ Wings": To some men in the ﬁeld, the Huey helicopter was a lifesaver and best friend. By Jim Moore.
- "When I Have Your Wounded": Vietnam’s Dustoff crews ﬂew through hell to rescue wounded soldiers. By Patrick H. Brady.
- Landmark Battles: A map and list of signiﬁ cant ﬁghts in the Vietnam War.
- Timeless Fortitude: Vietnam spawned heroes whose valor still “echoes across the years.” By Jeff Stoffer.
- Thunder from the Sea: Operation Sea Dragon denied the North Vietnamese passage south. By Philip Gutzman.
- Hero of the Hanoi Hilton: James Stockdale describes the horrors of life as a POW in Vietnam. By James V. Carroll.
- My Most Vivid Memories of Vietnam: Wartime veterans tell of turmoil at home and terror on the battleﬁeld.
- The Long Goodbye: Americans leaving Saigon kept faith with the thousands who fought and died in Vietnam. By Alan W. Dowd.
- Lessons Learned: The Vietnam experience continues to shape how America ﬁghts wars. By Barry R. McCaffrey.
- The Vietnam Veteran: A statistical snapshot of those who fought.
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