Special Section on the Vietnam War

By Emily Ham, on August 22nd, 2009

Nathan with his beloved only child Elisa visiting Snoqualmie Falls three months before he passed away from leukemia.

By Andy Perdue, on May 28th, 2009
A tribute to IC’s brother Nathan Alexander.
By Rachel Alexander, on May 24th, 2009

Nathan’s obituary

Video of prelude to Nathan’s Memorial Service

Video of main part of service with family and friends speaking

Video of end of service with dad speaking and bagpipes

Eulogy from mom and dad

Pics from Memorial Service at Troy U. on Aug. 24, 2009 (not complete yet) […]

By Nathan Alexander, on March 25th, 2006

Most scholarship on Vietnam has focused on American hubris and defeat, ignoring the role of the South Vietnamese armed services while overemphasizing the role of the North Vietnamese desire to unify their country. Recently, Vietnam Veterans are beginning to challenge this narrow view with their own written accounts of the Vietnam war.

By Nathan Alexander, on October 20th, 2005

Never has a war inspired the imagination (lurid and otherwise) of so many Americans, and yet the lives of the actual soldiers interested so few.  A review of B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley’s Stolen Valor and Gerald Nicosia’s Home to War.

By Nathan Alexander, on September 21st, 2005

This book tells the story of every American POW in Indochina, detailing everything from the torture they endured to their communication of tapping and methods of resistance.

By Nathan Alexander, on May 26th, 2005

In his book M.I.A. or Mythmaking in America, H. Bruce Franklin attempts to establish that the POW “myth” was created by the Nixon White House in order to extend the Vietnam War. His first speculations about potentially unaccounted for servicemen suggest that they may have been deserters who formed new families, got involved with drug trafficking, or helped lead attacks on U.S. forces.

By Nathan Alexander, on October 26th, 2004

The Vietnam war will not be over until less attention is given to resurrecting the ghosts of the past, and more to those who solider on and carry the very real burdens of America’s South East Asian war.

By Terry Graves, on June 30th, 2004

The strange new respect for Vietnam veterans is temporary, only a brevet promotion, the result of partisan opportunity and media obsession. Those who hanker for that sort of attention should relish their fifteen minutes of respectability.

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