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Marine Corps Viet Nam veteran Karlin shows us finely detailed frames of what most of us never knew about that war, while reminding us what we perhaps have always known about wars.

The last seven words in Michael Herr’s bestseller Dispatches lament: “Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnam, we’ve all been there.” Well, yes and no.

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This rockfish took me for a Chesapeake train ride

 

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In the water, humans become amphibious. Try for yourself; you can feel the magic.

 

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That’s a choice you have to make in buying cherries, peaches, plums and nectarines

 

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How Calvert’s biggest party brings in the bucks

What’s left after 1,000 pounds of lobster are washed down with champagne? Or if you prefer, a roasted pig is washed down with beer? Or filet mignon washed down with martinis?

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Thanks to Doug Kamholz for the beautifully written and very insightful July 22 review of my book Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Living and the Dead in Vietnam. He gets it.

–Wayne Karlin, Lexington Park
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