Sunday, February 5, 2012

TET REUNION

Veterans enjoy fellowship, trade war stories at annual Tet Reunion ...
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ReporterNews.com - 19 hours ago
By Brennan K. Peel Eric J. Shelton/Reporter-News Jacob Ivie wears an American flag on his cowboy hat in support of Saturday's Tet Reunion at the Taylor ...
Veterans mark 25th reunion
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ReporterNews.com - 3 days ago
"There are not many reunions left that last 25 years." The 25th annual Tet Reunion is again the gathering place for veterans at the Taylor County Expo ...
Fewer rural workers can return for Tet
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VietNamNet Bridge - Jan 21, 2012
VietNamNet Bridge – Less migrant workers can afford to go home this Tet for their year-end reunion with their families because of high inflation, ...

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Lunar New Year's Eve Feast
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VietNamNet Bridge - Jan 22, 2012
... provides an opportunity for family reunion. The feast also demonstrates the Hanoians' elegant, subtle and delicate cuisine. The Tet banquet represents ...In-Depth: Vietnam celebrates Tet Lunar New Year‎ SGGPall 35 news articles »

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Vietnamese flock abroad on Tet holiday
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VietNamNet Bridge - Jan 12, 2012
In the thoughts of many generations of Vietnamese people, Tet holiday is the time ... abroad on Tet holiday instead of staying at home for family reunion.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TET 1968

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REPORT YANKS TO MEET CONG 2d TIME ON GIS
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Chicago Tribune - Dec 30, 1968
Soldiers from this division drove td the edge of Da Nang during the 1968 Tet offensive. In Saigon an eXplosive charge, apparently planted by Viet Cong ...
Two Courses Open To Hanoi
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The Bulletin - Dec 30, 1968
... as they did in 1968 or to try to retreat from big-unit, offensive war to ... longer hope for anything remotely resembling the partial surprise of Tet. ...
EVENTS TURNED ON JOHNSON'S WORDS
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Los Angeles Times - Dec 29, 1968
March 31, 1968, (dawned hot and steaming over the jungles of South Vietnam. .... If the Tet offensive was a psychological victory for the Com- , it was a ...
A New Mandate Or Extinction? .
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Toledo Blade - Dec 29, 1968
In February, 1968 the Communist Tet In March, the organization was rocked by its most severe . setback — a financial crisis that forced the withdrawal of ... Policy reversals everywhere‎ Boston Globe (Pay-Per-View)A year shocks: The President withdraws;...‎ The Sun (Pay-Per-View)Joseph Alsop ..The Painful Alternatives...‎ Sarasota JournalTuscaloosa News - The Sun
Allies Wary Holiday Truces In Viet War .
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Beaver Country Times - Dec 28, 1968
SAIGON The possibility of the 1968 holiday truces developing into a ... The Tet offensive has made most Allied commanders ex tremely wary of holiday breaks ... Little Chance Of Truces Developing Into...‎ News-Dispatch

Monday, January 30, 2012

BOMBING HALT---NOV, '68

Settlement In Vietnam Difficult; Not Impossible
Palm Beach Post - ‎Nov 8, 1968‎
WASHINGTON — While on the surface It looks as If there is a deadlock In the Paris negotiations over the Vietnam War, there are ways to resolve the ...
Your Business .By John .Meyer .Limited Economic Impact In...
Montreal Gazette - ‎Nov 4, 1968‎
The announcement of the cessation of bombing over North Vietnam had very little effect in the market. The prices of stocks rose slightly on initial buying ...
Vietnam Ceasefire Would Be First Step .
Montreal Gazette - ‎Nov 4, 1968‎
WASHINGTON - The United States plans to try to negotiate a ceasefire in the war in South Vietnam only as a first step in a package deal for withdrawal of ...
What .Future For Canada In Vietnam; .
Edmonton Journal - ‎Nov 4, 1968‎
ROLE of the In.1 Control Commission in Vietnam, of which Canada is a member, has been discussed at the prep aratory peace talks here between Washington and ...
The Vietnam Commitment .
St. Petersburg Times - ‎Nov 6, 1968‎
At a critical point in the deli cate diplomacy of the Vietnam peace talks, Saigon has forced postponement of the negotiations. After first agreeing to send ...
Vietnam War Slows Before Talks .
Miami News - ‎Nov 4, 1968‎
Diplomats arc speculating that South Vietnam will boy cott the opening of the talks Wednesday, but will reluctantly agree to attend later. ...
… Just Completed 18 Months' Reporting In Vietnam, Considers...
The Age - ‎Nov 4, 1968‎
FOR the world outside Vietnam the complete halt of American bombing, with the prospect of a ceasefire to follow, will go a long way to easing the tensions ...
Us Shoved Aside By Saigon Formula For Vietnam .
St. Petersburg Times - ‎Nov 9, 1968‎
President Nguyen Van Thieu proposed that South Vietnam, rather than the United States, should head the side of "the victims of aggression" in Paris. ...
South Vietnam's Boycott Causes Delay In Talks .
Evening Independent - ‎Nov 5, 1968‎
peace talks Since the bombing halt in Vietnam, due Wednesday, were post . today because of the absence ;of a delegation from the Saigon government, ...

BURY ME ON HILL 861---

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The Siege of Khe Sanh Begins
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Huffington Post - 4 hours ago
Sgt Glenn Prentice, at Khe Sanh Combat Base. (Photo courtesy of Glenn Prentice) I have spoken several times on the siege of Khe Sanh Combat Base and the ...
TET '68 and the Siege at Khe Sanh - 44 Years Ago
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Salem-News.Com - 6 days ago
It shows TET '68 and the siege at Khe Sanh. Two of the battalions at Khe Sanh were 1st and 3rd Battalions 26th Marine Regiment.

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Vietnam vet: Plea deal in Iraqi slayings closes 'disgraceful' case
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Los Angeles Times - Jan 23, 2012
John Kaheny, a Marine veteran from the Vietnam War, including the epic battle at Khe Sanh, said the plea bargain ends "one of the most disgraceful episodes ...

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Editorial: Hits and misses
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Enterprise-Record - Jan 21, 2012
Today, there is a reunion lunch in Chico for Vietnam War surviving veterans from Khe Sanh and their families, who are marking the 44th anniversary of the ...
Jimmy Barnes dances up US charts with April Sun In Cuba
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NEWS.com.au - Jan 19, 2012
Source: Supplied IT'S a far cry from Khe Sanh but rocker Jimmy Barnes is conquering the US charts. He's doing it with a new dance remix of classic Dragon ...

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'It's like I've come home' — Khe Sanh veterans to gather for 44th ...
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Enterprise-Record - Jan 18, 2012
By KYRA GOTTESMAN In this photo taken by Chicoan Tom Horchler in April 1968 at the US Marine Corps Combat Base at Khe Sanh, seven young soldiers look at the ...

TET OFFENSIVE--1968

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On this date
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The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com - 14 hours ago
In 1968, the Tet Offensive began during the Vietnam War as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.
Medford vet recalls Tet Offensive
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Mail Tribune - 15 hours ago
William H Hunter fought with the 25th Division Manchus during the Tet Offensive a turning point of the Vietnam War in 1968. By Paul Fattig When the Chinese ...
Remembering Vietnam
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Salem-News.Com - 1 day ago
I was a US Army Transportation officer stationed in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive. General William Westmoreland commanded the US military operations ...

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Remembering Vietnam
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Fog City Journal - 3 days ago
I was a US Army Transportation officer stationed in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive. General William Westmoreland commanded the US military operations ...

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History Theatre's '1968' captures that monumental year
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Pioneer Press - Jan 22, 2012
Given the bloody start of 1968, with the infamous Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the show aptly begins with a scene based on the trauma of a vet who returned ...
The King of Holidays
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Tuoitrenews - Jan 18, 2012
As the latest AsiaLIFE cover story noted, Tet is like Christmas, ... because one of the most decisive events of the Vietnam War occurred during Tet in 1968.

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'1968: The Year That Rocked the World'
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Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jan 14, 2012
Ron Peluso was cruising along in his senior year of high school when 1968 crashed into him. On Jan. 23, North Korea captured the USS Pueblo; the Tet ...

USMC CHOPPER CRASH--AFGHANISTAN


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Los Angeles Times - ‎Jan 22, 2012‎
Daniel B. Bartle, 27, of Ferndale, Wash.; captain, Marine Corps. Bartle was among six Marines killed Thursday when their CH-53D helicopter crashed in an apparent accident in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border.
Willis corporal among Marines killed in Afghanistan copter crash
Houston Chronicle - ‎Jan 21, 2012‎
By Joshua Mann and Lindsay Wise This US Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter is the same type in which Marine Cpl. Joseph D. Logan was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday. A Marine from Willis was among the six who died in a helicopter crash in ...
Marine Capt. Daniel Bartle, 27, of Ferndale, dies in helicopter crash in ...
The Seattle Times - ‎Jan 21, 2012‎
Marine Capt. Daniel Bartle, 27, from Ferndale, Whatcom County, died Thursday in a helicopter crash while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. By Nancy Bartley He was a high-school valedictorian, a congressional page and a United States Naval ...
French defense minister travels to Afghanistan after deadly attack
CNN - ‎Jan 21, 2012‎
By the CNN Wire Staff US Marine CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, remain docked along the flight line of HMH-463 for maintenance checks and repairs, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, May 6, 2011.
Military says Md. Marine died in Afghan helicopter crash; relative says he ...
Washington Post - ‎Jan 21, 2012‎
The Department of Defense says one of the six Marines killed this week in the crash of a US helicopter in Afghanistan is from Maryland, though his father-in-law says he has no ties to the state. Military officials on Saturday identified Cpl. Jesse W.
Military IDs Marines killed in helicopter crash
Chicago Tribune - ‎Jan 21, 2012‎
HONOLULU— The names of six Hawaii-based Marines killed when their helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan were released Saturday by military officials. The crash in the southern province of Helmand was the deadliest in Afghanistan since August, ...
Naval Academy grad killed in Afghanistan
Baltimore Sun (blog) - ‎Jan 21, 2012‎
A 2006 graduate of the US Naval Academy was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Marine Corps has confirmed. The 27-year-old was one of six Marines who died in the accident. The Pentagon identified him as Marine Corps Capt.

KEVIN REINHARD, USMC; KIA

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Funeral held for Marine from NJ killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
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WOODBRIDGE — More than a dozen Woodbridge police officers lined St. Agnes Church in Clark today to honor Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard, 25 of Colonia who was ...Reinhard Funeral Set for This Morning‎ Patch.comNJ Flags at Half-Staff for Marine Killed in Afghanistan‎ NBC New Yorkall 16 news articles »

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Woodbridge planning patriotic tribute to fallen Marine
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WOODBRIDGE — For Mayor John McCormac, the death of US Marine Corporal Kevin Reinhard of Colonia, represents the loss of a hometown hero and member of a ...
Cpl. Kevin Reinhard's deployment had a few weeks left
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Dailyrecord.com - Jan 21, 2012
WOODBRIDGE — Kathleen Reinhard wondered why she had not heard from her only sibling, US Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard, on her birthday.
Woodbridge Honors Memory Of “Hometown Hero” Killed In Afghanistan
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NJ TODAY - 2 days ago
WOODBRIDGE – Community members are being asked to honor the memory of United States Marine Corporal Kevin J. Reinhard of Colonia, who was killed On Jan.

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Parents Of Woodbridge Marine Mourn Son's Death
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CBS Local - 6 days ago
At just 25 years old, Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard of Woodbridge found a way to reach his dream. “[He] always wanted to fly, always talked about being a pilot ...NJ mourns 'hometown hero' Marine‎ New York Postall 2 news articles »

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Marine Funeral, Westboro Baptist Church Protest at St. Agnes Today
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Patch.com - 10 hours ago
... holding up signs at the funeral of Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard. ... Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said he spoke with Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac and both ...
For NJ Marine killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash, serving his ...
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The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Jan 21, 2012
By Star-Ledger Staff Enlarge Star-Ledger Staff Family photo of 25-year-old US Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, ...Commander confirms 6 Marines killed were from Kaneohe unit‎ Honolulu Star-AdvertiserNJ Marine Killed in Afghanistan‎ myfoxny.comMarine from Colonia Died Thursday in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash‎ Patch.comMyCentralJersey.com - Hawaii News Now all 2708 news articles »

Thursday, January 26, 2012

1971: ROMNEY, PENTAGON PAPERS, BRAINWASHING

Williamson Daily News, June 17, 1971
Secret Documents Support the Deception
DUONG SON (2)--A top-ranking member of the Nixon ASdministration said here Wednesday night that the Pentagon papers carried by the New York Times support his long-held belief that the American people were "brainwashed" on Vietnam.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary George Romney was here as the keynote speaker for a reception and dinner honoring Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr.
The former governor of Michigan and candidate of the Republican presidential nomination said the secret papers trace the escalation of American involvement into an "ever larger tragedy throughout the Kennedy and Johnson years."
Romney told the crowd of 2,300 that he was told in 1965 that it would be a South Vietnamese war and "that we would not Americanize the conflict." He said that he believed the nation's leaders, but when he saw signs of an American buildup, he tried to warn the American people "every way I could."





1968: ROMNEY'S BRAINWASHING PHOBIA

The Windsor Star, Nov 2, 1968
This Time Over the Bombing Halt
DMZ--Gov. Romney reacted Friday to President Johnson's bombing halt announcement with a warning to voters from the same lexicon that tripped him up in his run for the presidency.
"We should not risk being brainwashed again by the bombing halt," the governor said.
It was a statement intentionally reminiscent of the remark made last winter about being "brainwashed" by American officials during a visit to Vietnam. The statement cost him dearly in the New Hampshire primary campaign.
Friday he argued the electorate not to judge the value of the bombing halt until four questions are considered:
"Why the bombing halt just before the election?"
"Did the North Vietnamese make any reciprocal military commitments?"
"Are the North Vietnamese trying to influence the election?"
"Have they concluded they can do better fighting and bargaining with President Johnson's pupil, Hubert Humphrey, than with Dwight Eisenhower's pupil, Richard Nixon?"
"We don't know," the governor said, "so don't risk being brainwashed again."
"I hope the American people are not going to overlook the fact that this comes within a few days of the election."

1968: ROMNEY TASKS NIXON ON VIETNAM

Times Daily, Feb 14, 1968
New Hampshire a Hard Line State
By RELMAN MORIN
CONCORD, N.H. (AP)--The battle in the New Hampshire primary campaign between Richard M. Nixon and Gov. George Romney of Michigan now appears to be narrowing to a single issue--the war in Vietnam.
"In the main, New Hampshire is a hard line state," said Stewart Lamprey, president of the State Senate and Nixon's fiscal agent. Nixon has been taking a hard line in respect to the war.
A top Romney lieutenant, who asked not to be identified, said, "If we can draw him (Nixon) in on a meaningful basis, I am prepared to make Vietnam the issue." And he added, "What really are his solutions to Vietnam?"
He indicated that Romney's aides would argue that "Nixon's view of the war doesn't differ much from President Johnson's."
As further evidence of the importance attaching to the war issue in the campaign, the Romney chief said that starting immediately only one highway billboard slogan will be posted for Romney, instead of the four now seen throughout the state. He said it will read, "Romney's right. We must be told the truth about Vietnam."
Until now, the Romney billboards have touched on four separate issues.
One New Hampshire observer said, "Seventy-five percent of the interest in the election relates to the war."
Nixon indirectly ridiculed Romney on the question of neutralizing South and North Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, a step the governor has proposed.
Nixon began his criticism by saying, "Now any beginning student of foreign affairs knows..."




1968: ROMNEY BLASTS NIXON ON VIETNAM


The "Citadel", Hue City, Tet, 1968



Reading Eagle, Feb 16, 1968
Dick Nixon has LBJ Plan
HUE CITY, RVN (UPI)--Michigan Gov. George Romney's New Hampshire campaign strategy was shaping up today as an effort to pin an LBJ brand on GOP presidential candidate Richard Nixon's Vietnam stance.
The war has become the issue of major contrast between the two Republican hopefuls in the early weeks of the primary contest and yesterday Romney criticized the former vice president for what he said was Nixon's failure to propose alternatives to President Johnson's policy.
"Sadly, he evades suggesting what to do about our present dilemma in Vietnam," Romney told a Bedford, N.H. news conference. "He only offers more of the same. It is truly ironic that Mr. Nixon has become a me-too candidate on Vietnam.
It was Romney's first attack on Nixon and the governor's campaign statements of late evidenced careful preparation of the issue.
Romney renewed in speeches across the state his own proposal to attack the Vietnam problem by working toward the gradual "neutralization" of all Southeast Asia.
Nixon, sticking to the theme that aggression must not be allowed to succeed in Vietnam, told a Boston audience it was "vitally important that we not compromise on the principle of resisting aggression abroad because any aggression now runs the risk of escalating into global destruction."
The "me too" issue arose in Nixon's 1960 try for the presidency. Advisers told him he was hurting his campaign by not offering foreign policy proposals that differed distinctly from those of his opponent, John F. Kennedy.
Romney is still the acknowledged GOP underdog in New Hampshire and aides have said he needs a strong issue to help his campaign catch fire.





1968: ROMNEY'S VIETNAM PLAN

Lewiston Daily Sun, Jan 18, 1968
"Neutralize"
DANANG--After many months of vacillation, Gov. George Romney of Michigan finally has come out with a definite plan for peace in Southeast Asia. His proposal reflects his idealism, confirms his desire for peace, but unfortunately ignores the realities of the situation facing the United States and the world.
Gov. Romney chose a Keene, N.H. audience as the first to learn the details of the policy he said he would follow if elected President. He has been campaigning in New Hampshire as the only announced candidate for the Republican nomination, and plans to return in another week for another round of vote-seeking efforts.
The Romney peace plan calls for "guaranteed neutralization" of North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, to keep out of the cold war and "liberated from the destructive presence of so-called wars of national liberation." The plan would include "a removal of foreign military troops or bases in the area and there would be no alliances by nations in the area with outside blocs, either eastern or western. The principal of self-determination would sway internally. The nations concerned would be free to pursue and should be assisted in achieving economic development cooperatively on a regional basis."
The Romney goal is desirable and attainable from the American viewpoint. But it is contrary to the Communist aims and purposes. The neutralization of Southeast Asia only could become real if Red China and Russia were willing to give up the objective of Communist conquest. The "wars of national liberation" only form the current means of Communist penetration and take-over.
Removal of foreign military troops or bases would bring American servicemen home, while Communist troops remained behind to force the people into submisiion. The unhappy experience of Laos gives ample evidence of the Communist tactics.
Gov. Romney strongly was critical of President Johnson's policy and his failure to find the path to peace. But the course he proposes would, in the long run, amount to American withdrawal and Communist success. He will need a more realistic policy if he is to win the support of the American people.