Talk:John Paul Vann

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Original research?[edit]

What is the reference to Neely? An interview? Is this original research?12.214.62.215 (talk) 01:48, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Reference to Mark Moyar's work needed[edit]

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. 12.214.62.215 (talk) 01:48, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Discussion on Vann's real reason for leaving the Army needed[edit]

Sheehan's book has this well covered and it is an important aspect to his personality. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mconfoy (talkcontribs) 03:41, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

agreed, broke out the biography section and added that there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.135.111.237 (talk) 06:22, 10 November 2008 (UTC) 

Distinguished Service Cross[edit]

So what did he do in April 1972 to earn this honor? The article doesn't say. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.171.176.113 (talk) 20:37, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Not "forced from his adviser position"[edit]

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).

Col432 (talk) 05:00, 15 January 2015 (UTC)