Archive for January, 2009

Loc Ninh Tape (excerpt) :: April 6th

Transcript from Ron Haynes tape recording at Loc Ninh Apr, 1972 (Hawk 01 A-37) (BEGINS AT MINUTE 30:36) Read the rest of this entry »

Philip Clarke

Philip C. Clarke: A Champion for An Loc’s Heroes

Written by Laura Henry

Journalists stand at the front lines of history. They anticipate the events that will affect the course of our world and go after those stories. In 1972, reporter Philip C. Clarke chronicled the story of a critical victory for peace in the Vietnam War while the global community ignorantly maintained that the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was doomed to defeat. Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Tran

The following information is taken from my correspondence with Paul Tran whose family is from An Loc:

I grew up in An Loc and was 7 years old when the siege happened. My mother and 6 of my other siblings had to escape on foot down Hwy. 13 to Chon Thanh after surviving the mortar barrages as we passed by the garrison on our way out of the city and then being held captives by the NVA for a few days. Read the rest of this entry »

Brig. Gen. Edward N. Brya – 1938 to 2005

“Even Generals Had Misty Eyes”
Published Tuesday, October 4, 2005

It is hard for an Air Force man to move into a Marine community and command respect, but Ed Brya did it. Read the rest of this entry »

Col. Bill Miller – 08/09/1924 to 02/28/2004

Col. Bill Miller passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2004 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Col. Miller was a dedicated soldier who served in WWII in Korea, and three tours in Vietnam. Read the rest of this entry »

John D. Howard, BG, USA

“They Were Good Ol’ Boys”
An Infantryman Remembers An Loc and the Air Force
Major John D. Howard, USA

On 25 May 1972, a U. S. Army sergeant, who was an adviser to a Vietnamese Ranger group was “med evac-ed” out of An Loc. On his arrival in Lai Khe treatment and transportation to the Third Field Hospital, he was queried on aspects of the fighting. When asked what he thought about the support received from the U.S. Air Force, he succinctly summed up what all the An Loc advisers felt: “…they’re good ol’boys!” Read the rest of this entry »