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Bernard B. Fall
Birth: Nov. 19, 1926
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: Feb. 21, 1967, Vietnam

Political Scientist/Historian. Expert on Indochina and Vietnam. Professor of Government and International Relations, Howard University. Citizen of France. French resistance fighter during World War II. PhD, Syracuse University (1955; Thesis: Political Development in Vietnam: VJ-Day to the Geneva Cease-Fire). As an expert on Vietnam and revolutionary warfare, Bernard B. Fall's thinking on Vietnam evolved to warn against the United States launching a massive war effort there and correctly predicting the inevitable defeat of such action. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, Political Science, 1966. Killed by ambush (along with Marine Combat Photographer SGT. Byron Grant Highland (1934-1967)) while accompanying an U. S. Marine infantry platoon north of Hue in then South Vietnam. Publications included: The Viet-Minh Regime (1954); Viet-Minh Regime: Government and Administration in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1956); Le Viet-Minh (1960); Street Without Joy: Indochina at War, 1946-54 (1961); Street Without Joy: Insurgency in Indochina, 1946-63 (1963); The Two Viet-Nams: A Political and Military Analysis (1963, 1964, 1984); Viet-Nam Reader: Articles and Documents on American Foreign Policy and the Viet-Nam Crisis (co-editor, 1965); Hell is a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (1966); Vietnam Witness, 1953-66 (1966); Ho Chi Minh: On Revolution (1967); and, Last Reflections On a War (Preface by Dorothy Fall, 1967); and, Anatomy of a Crisis: The Laotian Crisis of 1960-1961 (edited by Roger M. Smith). 
 
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  Leon Fall
  Anna Seligman Fall
 
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Soldier, Teacher, Writer, Historian. He died on the Street Without Joy in Viet Nam because he believed in truth and sought it at its source.
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section 2
 
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Record added: Feb 09, 2007
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 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
46 years + ago-RIP.
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