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Winter 2002

Winter 2002

Volume 78, Number 1

  • MEN AT WAR: Essays by W. D. Ehrhart and Paul Duke
  • A Pen of Fire by Peter D. Bridges
  • Riding over the Past—Cahaba 1936 by Daniel J. Meador
  • Fiction by Thomas H. McNeely, Mark Budman, Patricia Gosling
  • Poetry by Alan Feldman, Phyllis Stowell, Dorothy Barresi, Nance van Winckel, Christine Hume, Dara Wier, Joan Aleshire
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The Madness of It All: A Rumination on War, Journalism, and Brotherhood

I celebrated Thanksgiving Day 1967 in a sandbagged underground bunker at a Marine outpost called Con Thien on the southern edge of the Vietnamese demilitarized zone. It wasn't much of a celebration. I'm told that in Vietnamese Con Thien means "place of angels," but at the time I was there, it was just a muddy rat-infested collection of bunkers, trenches, and concertina wire only big enough for a Marine battalion with supporting arms. If there were angels in that place, they did not reveal themselves to me.

 

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Paul Duke. Native Richmond, Va. Journalist. The Associated Press, Wall Street journal, NBC, PBS. Moderator Washington Week in Review 1974-94.