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January/February 2018

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January/February 2018 coverA MARINE THROUGH AND THROUGH: In this issue Paul Rogers profiles VVA member Dale Dye who is singularly responsible for revolutionizing the way Hollywood portrays the Vietnam War. As the motion picture industry’s preeminent military technical advisor he insisted that an authentic on-screen depiction of warfare requires a hands-on taste of the actual experience. [on the cover]
A Marine Through and Through

-VVA’S MIKE ROSE: A LONG ROAD TO THE HIGHEST AWARD. Historian John Prados writes about the events in Cambodia that led to Rose being belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor. In the sidebar, Wayne Reynolds describes an awards ceremony honoring the VVA life member and Alabama resident.

Photo: George TolbertHAIL TO VIETNAM WAR VETERANS: THE NFL’S SALUTE TO SERVICE. Our own Marc Leepson relates his experience at a Washington Redskins halftime recognition, and compares it with those of other VVA members who have been similarly honored.

-WAR ON DISPLAY: TWO NEW, AMBITIOUS EXHIBITIONS. Xande Anderer discusses two new unconventional exhibits the Vietnam War—one at the National Archives, the other at the New York Historical Society.

Antebellum: Tupelo Honors the Vietnam War Dead

Photo: George TolbertJAMES McCLOUGHAN: THE MEDAL OF HONOR THAT SURPRISED EVERYONE. Bill Triplett profiles Army combat medic James C. McCloughan, the second-most-recent recipient of the Medal of Honor, and also a VVA life member.

-TOMMY JOYNER IS A FREE MAN: 69-year old Vietnam veteran Tommy Joyner is free today thanks in large part to VVA Region 7 Director Allen Manuel, who has been supporting incarcerated veterans in Louisiana for a quarter century.

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Also: chapter 301The Season for Sharing: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Chapter 301
brings Christmas dinner to veterans and their families.
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