Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This Day in the History of American Military Successes

On this day in 1972, the last American combat ground troops left Vietnam. I wonder whether, even if I had volunteered on my 18th birthday in June, 1971, I could have actually made it to Viet Nam as a soldier. Anyway, we left it in pretty decent shape--the VC were combat ineffective since Tet, and the NVA operating in the South, who were good, were kept in adequate check by our air force and by the ARVN, who were OK on defense as long as there was air cover.


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