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The issues about Vann raised in Mark Moyar's book Triumph Forsaken should be included and discussed. This is a scholarly work based on extensive research that challenges much conventional wisdom. It may be controversial but it should not be neglected. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:48, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Discussion on Vann's real reason for leaving the Army needed
Sheehan's book has this well covered and it is an important aspect to his personality. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mconfoy (talk • contribs) 03:41, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
agreed, broke out the biography section and added that there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:22, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
I have deleted the above claim from the "Vietnam War Service" section. If you restore it, please give an appropriate citation (it's been marked "citation needed" since Dec. 2011).
As explained in Sheehan's book, Vann's commander Harkins wanted to fire him but relented on the advice of his other officers. Vann had just won the Distinguished Flying Cross and "firing Vann right after decorating him was awkward and would certainly make the scandal in the press that much worse" (Sheehan 330). Thus Vann served out his full one-year tour (331).