The president of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, was ousted in a coup by his generals and murdered on Nov. 2, 1963. President Kennedy had given his tacit approval to Diem’s removal. Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the events leading up to a military coup that went horribly wrong.
Spanish military leader Don Bernardo de Gàlvez was heralded by French Creoles as one of the greatest Frenchmen of colonial times. Commentator Gary Joiner says nationality aside, Louisiana owes Gàlvez a debt of gratitude.
Sometimes a person can become a part of history without playing a central role. Commentator Gary Joiner has this appreciation for the late Tom Clancy who penned best sellers of international intrigue and espionage and forever changed the military thriller genre.
Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.