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Marc Leepson


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I can answer most questions dealing with all aspects of U.S. military history. My expertise is the Vietnam War. I also have written extensively about the U.S. Civil War, World War II, World War I, The Philippine War, and the American Revolution. My books include a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the history of the American Flag, and the post-Jefferson history of Monticello, and therefore know a great deal about those specific subjects. I specialize in writing about matters of strategy--not tactics. And I also am interested in personalities. I have very little knowledge about ordnance or the value of old military memorabilia. Nor do I know a lot about uniforms and insignia--except about the Vietnam War. To repeat: I have no expertise in assessing the value of ordnance or uniforms or any type of military equipment. And my knowledge about military uniforms is only limited to those of the Vietnam War era. If you have questions on these topics, I recommend contacting an antiques dealer in your area who specializes in military uniforms, ordnance, etc.

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Author and journalist with more than 35 years' experience.


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New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribute, New York Newsday, the Arizona Republic, St. Petersburg Times, Detroit News. Magazines: Smithsonian, Preservation, The VVA Veteran, Vietnam, Civil War Times, America's Civil War, Military History, World War II. Editor: The Webster's New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War


BA, 1967, George Washington University, History MA, 1971, George Washington University, European History

Awards and Honors

Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award, 2011

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Vietnam Veterans of America

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2016-10-12 uniform indentification:

Wish I could help you, but I have no expertise whatsoever on Italian uniforms or military history. My field is U.S. History.    You may want to try contacting the Italian Embassy in D.C. and see if they

2016-09-15 WWI Fighter Pilots:

Sorry, but I don't have any info on this.     Have you tried contacting the American Aviators of World War I folks? The website is      Also, you may

2016-09-11 South Picific ww 2:

Are you referring to the 25th MP Company or the 1125th? I couldn't find anything on the 1125th.     It looks like the 25th was part of the 25th Infantry Division. I have no special knowledge about them

2016-09-09 Discharge:

I believe that this term means that he suffered some type of physical injury that was not severe enough for him to be medically discharged, but was significant enough that he went back on duty after recovering

2016-08-28 Pin symbols:

Sorry but I don't have a clue about the symbols. And I have no special knowledge about those two units during WWII.     Here are some sources you can check (from the 106th Wikipedia page):    Dupuy, R


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