Looking Back on Vietnam

Theodoracopulos, Taki
April 1975
National Review;4/25/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p451
This article presents information about several veterans, whom the author had met during his three trips to Vietnam. Information is presented about Dan Butler, a Special Forces advisor to a South Vietnamese marine unit. The author met Butler when North Vietnamese had just launched their massive offensive and overrun Quang Tri in the north. Information is presented about Colonel Hoang Mao, the youngest colonel in the ARVN. He was a highly experienced soldier. The author met him when he commanded Firebase Birmingham, a barren parched bill, surrounded by barbed wire, strategically located southwest of Hué. Information is presented about Major Larry Means, an Air Force officer stationed in Tan Son Nhut.


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