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2017-04-15catdischarge reason us army101010YesThankyou very much for taking the time to research and answer my query. I am looking into how to acquire that document, so thankyou for giving me another rung on the ancestry ladder closer to my goal! 😊🙂
2017-01-19RosieVietnam/Fort Dix101010NoThank you very much for getting back to me. That's such a great help. I will try and get a hold of a higher quality version of the picture and hopefully we can learn more about this gentleman. Thank you again, Rosie.
2017-01-11Chris Operation Valkyrie- World War101010YesThank you very much for your time. Sincerely, Chris
2016-12-08Annidentifying WWII Army unit101010NoThank you. That is very helpful. I appreciate the speed with which my question was answered.
2016-11-17Danny aDad's Military Information101010No 
2016-10-26RogerEnlistment & proof of11010YesThanks to the expert for the prompt answer. He could not answer my unusual question but he sent me in the right direction to find the answer.
2016-09-10LeonardDischarge101010YesThank you .did help him remember.
2016-08-15ReneeIdentify old military hat101010NoI appreciate the quick response! I have already checked with 2 antique dealers but their speciality isn't military uniforms. Thank you for the tip! Thank you!
2016-05-28SheenaUnique looking ammo box?101010NoThank you for your input.
2016-03-16EricCivil War companies101010No 
2016-02-16John Dads ww2 service101010Yes 
2016-01-16AndyThe Vietnam War8910Yes 
2016-01-04LolamarWWll Dan Spivey101010NoMr. Leepson was very helpful and knowledgeable on the subject. I would like to thank him. God bless you Marc. V/r Lolamarie Spivey Agins USN Retired
2015-12-04GwenDeciphering Acronyms from Father's101010YesThank you for the quick response and wonderful breakdown of the acronyms and terms. Sincerely, Gwen
2015-10-19MikeViet Nam war101010No 
2015-08-15Charles91st AAA Bn51010No 
2015-08-15JaneWorld War I101010YesThank you for the link to helping me find more about my great grandfather. Jane
2015-07-13Scottmy grandfathers unit101010No 
2015-01-23rayAVCON5810Yesthank you for your quick response. I will try the web site you suggested.
2014-12-19AnaRifles101010YesMany thanks for your sincere opinion! ;)
2014-12-16Susanacronyms101010YesI'm very impressed with the prompt, full reply and the complete courtesy extended to me.
2014-11-22JackService numbers101010YesExactly what I was looking for thanks
2014-10-31JackBLT 2/4 and Dai111NoI wanted an answer, not a referral to some place where I would get lost in the paperwork and procedures. I thought yr specialty was Vietnam? Hate to see the answers to those other areas.
2014-10-30JoseMeaning of military map11010NoThank you much for you amiability in responding.
2014-10-26VinceWWII Medals Bronze Stars101010NoThank you just what I needed Vince
2014-10-22Brian MDraft letters in 1964101010YesThanks Marc, I appreciate the quick response.
2014-10-08James DPresidential Unit Citation -101010NoThanks for the quick response and link!!

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Marc Leepson


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.


Author and journalist with more than 35 years' experience.

Authors Guild BIO International

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

Past/Present Clients
Vietnam Veterans of America

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