Art of War
September 25, 2010 12:24 AM   Subscribe

Soldier-Artists in Vietnam. Flack jackets, pistols, iodine pills, insect lotion, sketch pads wrapped in plastic bags... Jim Pollock was a member of the Vietnam Combat Artist Program and this is his story (click through the links within the links to learn more).
posted by amyms (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for this post. (Can you add "MACV" to the tags?)
posted by orthogonality at 12:58 AM on September 25, 2010

I added MACV as a tag, per your request orthogonality, but the only thing I could find per MACV is the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Is that related to the post?
posted by amyms at 1:09 AM on September 25, 2010

Yeah, everything military the US did during the war was under the command of MACV.
posted by orthogonality at 1:48 AM on September 25, 2010

Related Metafilter 63645 and complimentary Metafilter 63646.
posted by adamvasco at 5:04 AM on September 25, 2010

Pedant alert!

It's "flak", so it would be a "flak jacket."
posted by clvrmnky at 5:50 AM on September 25, 2010

A flack jacket might be an article of clothing worn someone who publicizes something, so perhaps it's the best word for a jacket worn by a combat artist.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:43 AM on September 25, 2010 [1 favorite]

His "Myths of Vietnam" section in interesting.

Great collection of music, good and bad, from the 60's. The first one is, of course, Ballad of a Green Beret. But it reminded me of a few good songs oldies stations have forgotten...
posted by kozad at 3:34 PM on September 25, 2010

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