Intro about American History reference:
While the website was down due to malware located on a server hosted by Network Solutions. Along with feeling like a hamster running on the hamster wheel – felt like I was getting nowhere. Though, I was playing catch up with paying bills and too broke to do anything else. I was laid off on February 11th for 3 weeks.
The temporary agency called me and offered me a position with their client for less money of course. Who am I to argue about the ability to at least pay bills and keep a roof over my head?
Anyway, I decided to start researching American history and ventured to the local Barnes & Noble at Denver West. Here’s what I found…
03/02/2013 Read the online article (teachinghistory.org) about the purpose of the WW II Memorial and who is it for. The author of the article Mr. Christopher Hamner, Historian and contributor of Teachinghistory.org.
However it’s interesting to find remarks about the Vietnam War by Historians and a faculty member of the University of Texas. Read the article by Christopher Hamner questions: the why and who the Vietnam War Memorial is for ?
04/06/2013 Continuation about selling American History. Rough Draft notes.
I stopped in at the local Barnes & Noble to see how much shelf space is dedicated to American History , specifically Military History . Most notably and deserving is World War II with two rows dedicated *followed then by Korea, and Vietnam wars. Then I ventured over to the magazine display.
Of course Pop Culture dominates, then cooking, arts & crafts (including hobbies), then history. Shelf space is a paid premium of course. However I can tell you magazines that market aircraft, military, weapons, military memorabilia, is only a small fraction of the overall space.
The footage allocated to the latter is spaced out along at the floor level and the number of magazines are probably less than 40. While Pop culture is in the hundreds I would say with certainty.
About Operation Tame the West and other related operations – Pleiku area, May¸ June 1970.
What I would really like to hear. Is from fellow Vietnam veterans who participated in Operation Tame the West and operations launched from the Pleiku area during May and June 1970.
For those of you; and some of us that served indirectly supporting your efforts at that time. How this event changed our history as a nation. And our place in history. Has been written.
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