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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2012.
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Last U.S. Vietnam commander dies

HONOLULU, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Frederick C. Weyand, who commanded American forces in Vietnam during the final year of the Vietnam War, has died in Honolulu, authorities said. He was 93.

Contractors past, present and future

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A recent article in Parameters, the quarterly academic journal of the U.S. Army War College, confirms what most informed observers have long known: "The use of contractors on the battlefield is no longer an optional or marginal activity."
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2006 with 284 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2005 with 284 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 22, the 82nd day of 2004 with 284 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, March 22, the 81st day of 2003 with 284 to follow.
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Civilization: New Vietnam War documentary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The final battle of the Vietnam War will not be for the hearts and minds of Indochinese villagers, but rather for the hearts and minds of future generations of American children. As part of that continuing struggle, a husband and wife filmmaking team has
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Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2002 with 284 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (September 15, 1914 – September 4, 1974) was a United States Army General who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968-72 which saw U.S. troop strength in Vietnam fall from a peak of 543,000 to 49,000. He served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 until shortly before his death in 1974. In honor of Abrams, the U.S. Army named the XM1 main battle tank after him as the M1 Abrams. The IG Farben building was also named after him from 1975 to 1995.

He graduated from West Point in 1936 and served with the 1st Cavalry Division from 1936 to 1940, being promoted to first lieutenant in 1939 and temporary captain in 1940.

He became an armor officer early in the development of that branch and served as a tank company commander in the 1st Armored Division in 1940.

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