In July 1965, Captain Paris Davis held a small team of Americans and a band of South Vietnamese militiamen together while they were mauled by a "reinforced company" of Viet Cong northeast of Saigon. Davis was one of very few black Green Berets, and though he was nominated at the time for the Medal of Honor, the paperwork went missing. Now it's moving forward again and is awaiting action by the Biden administration. See the story (and the young Captain Davis) on the Annals of Vietnam.
Reviewed this month: Ada Blackjack, the story of a tiny Native Alaskan who survived two years on Wrangel Island off the coast of Siberia in a fiasco that costs the lives of four young man sent there by the publicity-hungry explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson; The Slow Horses, the first in a marvelous and funny series about the misadventures of a band of British secret agents; and The Daughters of Yalta, which annoyed me so much that I probably shouldn't have reviewed it at all. Read about them on the Warbird's Book Club. Blue skies! — Daniel Ford
Here are a thousand or so files on airplanes, pilots, and the wars of the past hundred years, grouped under these headings: