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An atrocity in Vietnam.

John Kerry's Service Record

John Kerry's Service Record


Snopes.com

Were John Kerry's Vietnam War service medals earned under 'fishy' circumstances?

Chapter outtake from “When can I Stop Running”

Chapter outtake from “When can I Stop Running”

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This particular chapter was originally written for “When Can I Stop Running” and cut out completely from the final copy by my editor. It’s a chapter that tells a frightening tale from our childhood – funny today, but terrifying at the time. I’m certain some of you reading this will have experienced something similar way […]

Sgt. John Robson escaped ‘Tet Offensive,’ serves 20 years in U.S. Air Force all around world

Sgt. John Robson escaped ‘Tet Offensive,’ serves 20 years in U.S. Air Force all around world

by Don Moore @ War Tales

John Robson of Englewood, Fla. joined the Air Force at 18, in 1966. After basic he was trained to be a jet engine mechanic and was sent to an air force base in Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam in 1967. He worked on the engine of a squadron of F-100 Super Sabre fighter-bombers over there. “We…

Soldiers Celebrating Christmas during the Vietnam War

Soldiers Celebrating Christmas during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

To all my friends, family, military brothers and sisters: THANK YOU for all your support of this website during the past year!  I look forward to 2018 – many new articles and pictures are planned for your reading enjoyment! I have a tendency to add more pictures as I come across them – +30 this […]

Old Vets (Guest Post)

Old Vets (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Happy New Year Everyone!!!  Here is my first post of 2018 – many more interesting stories are in the works with planned releases weekly. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up above and we’ll notify you by email when any changes occur. I’d like to introduce Michael Lansford, a gifted writer and author […]

When Pussy Riot Rocked Russia

by Louis Proyect @ www.counterpunch.org

On August 22, 2012, my first article on CounterPunch appeared. Defending Pussy Riot against those on the left who supported the arrest of the three punk rockers who had been jailed for singing (or yowling) “Mother of God, chase Putin away” in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, my article began: Given the sharp divide More

The Trump Base One Year Out

by Andrew Levine @ www.counterpunch.org

Unless the polls are even more off than they were when they predicted a Clinton victory in 2016, distressingly many 2016 Trump voters continue to stand by their man.  There has been some attrition, but the Trump base still comprises slightly more than a third of the electorate.  Consider that -- and despair for the human race.  More

Did Dolly Parton Say: ‘Trump In One Year Is Already Better Than 16 Years of Bush, Obama Put Together’?

by David Mikkelson @ Snopes.com

Celebrities say the most outrageous things, especially when it comes to politics! Or do they? Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't.

VC/NVA Terrorist Doctrine

VC/NVA Terrorist Doctrine

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Warning: Many of the written and visual examples shared within this article are graphic, disturbing and sometime revolting – if descriptions and photos of brutalized human beings bother you, then I’d suggest you bypass this post and select another to read while you’re here. This article is about the VC/NVA atrocities that occurred in Vietnam. […]

Did you know Military Bomber Jackets are at US Wings ?

by Bob @ US Wings

Military Bomber Jackets largest supplier in the United States is US Wings .  Located in Hudson Ohio, US Wings is the world’s leading authority on Military Bomber Jackets and aviation apparel. Vietnam Veteran-owned since 1986 and online since 1994, we have the world’s largest inventory and are a supplier to the US Military.   From A-2’s, G-1’s, and B-3’s,US Wings […]

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A Veteran's Playlist: The Top 10 Songs of Vietnam

A Veteran's Playlist: The Top 10 Songs of Vietnam


Next Avenue

Veterans of the Vietnam War talk in a new book, 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place,' about Vietnam war songs that carried them through.

U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours - Oct 14, 1968 - HISTORY.com

U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours - Oct 14, 1968 - HISTORY.com


HISTORY.com

On this day in History, U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours on Oct 14, 1968. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Airman John Langley of Venice, Fla. and his guard-dog ‘Vogie’ took on NVA & VC during Vietnam War

Airman John Langley of Venice, Fla. and his guard-dog ‘Vogie’ took on NVA & VC during Vietnam War

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Airman 2nd Class John Langley of Venice was a member of the 377th Security Police (K-9) when he arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base outside Saigon South Vietnam in 1967. It was the 19-year-old airman and his guard-dog “Vogie” against the North Vietnamese Army and the Vietcong guerrillas. He was trained in guard-dog…

Capitalist Fluctuation and the Partisan Presidential Praise and Blame Game

by Paul Street @ www.counterpunch.org

Capitalism moves through long waves and shorter-term cycles of growth and stagnation, boom and bust, rising and falling asset values, mounting and dropping profit rates, job creation and job elimination, increasing and declining investment. It always has, and it always will for as long as it exists.  More

Music During the Vietnam War

Music During the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

The Vietnam conflict has been called “America’s first rock-and-roll war” because of the predominance of rock music that permeated the American experience there. As draft quotas were raised and deferment and exemption loopholes closed, an overwhelming number of military personnel belonged to one generation: the average age of combat soldiers was 19 and, according to […]

NVA and NVAF vs IDF mid 1975

by ren0312 @ Historum - History Forums

Supposed if the Arab armies were replaced by the North Vietnamese military in the 70s and they tried to conquer Israel in 1975, would they do any...

What did it mean to be “Short” during the Vietnam War?

What did it mean to be “Short” during the Vietnam War?


Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

All Infantry soldiers went to Vietnam expecting to spend 12 months in the war zone (Marines – 13).   It was like a jail sentence – spending 365 days in a war-torn, God-forsaken place on…

Voices of Service: One man's tour of duty with long hours and no sleep

Voices of Service: One man's tour of duty with long hours and no sleep


The Sentinel

As a student at HACC in 1967, Larry Foote was well aware of the looming possibility of the draft.

Games amidst a Faraway War (Guest post)

Games amidst a Faraway War (Guest post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This article originally posted on my friend, Joe Campolo’s website and is published here with his permission. It was Joe, who prodded Rene’ to write about her experiences, and then helped to put her story together. Joe, too, is a Vietnam Veteran and author of two books relating to the Vietnam War. His website offers […]

Tours of Duty - Vietnam War - Surplus Today

Tours of Duty - Vietnam War - Surplus Today


Surplus Today

[Editor’s note: Surplus Today had the pleasure of interviewing several veterans from past and present wars to be part of our featured article in this issue. I chose the theme of Honoring Our Veterans, in part, because it precedes the month of November, the month we observe Veteran’s Day. As the Editor, I try to …

Vietnam War Facts, Stats and Myths

Vietnam War Facts, Stats and Myths


US Wings

The memory of the Vietnam War is studded with occasional misinformation and errors. This list of Vietnam War Facts, and statistics helps set things right.

Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski

Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Originally posted on Books in Review II:
VVA member John Podlaski served in Vietnam from 1969-71 with the Wolfhounds of the 25th Infantry Division and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne division. The lead character in Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel (CreateSpace, 456 pp., $16), Podlaski’s fine first novel, is John Kowalski, often…

Learning to come home from war: no one said 'thank you' to Vietnam vets | Alan Cutter

Learning to come home from war: no one said 'thank you' to Vietnam vets | Alan Cutter


the Guardian

Alan Cutter: The experiences of Vietnam veterans remind us that civilians and soldiers have roles to play to aid each other

Meet the CIA: Guns, Drugs and Money

by Jeffrey St. Clair - Alexander Cockburn @ www.counterpunch.org

On November 22, 1996, the US Justice Department indicted General Ramón Guillén Davila of Venezuela on charges of importing cocaine into the United States. The federal prosecutors alleged that while heading Venezuela’s anti-drug unit, General Guillén smuggled more than 22 tons of cocaine into the US and Europe for the Calí and Bogotá cartels. Guillén responded to the indictment from the sanctuary of Caracas, whence his government refused to extradict him to Miami, while honoring him with a pardon for any possible crimes committed in the line of duty. He maintained that the cocaine shipments to the US had been approved by the CIA, and went on to say that “some drugs were lost and neither the CIA nor the DEA want to accept any responsibility for it.” More

U.S. Army C-rations

U.S. Army C-rations

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

My dad brought back his C-rations and each packet still contains its original contents. Matches Package reads: These matches are designed especially for damp climates. But, they will not light when wet, or after long exposure (several weeks) to very damp air. D.D. Bean & Sons, Jaffrey, NH The C-ration packet below has the following … Continue reading

Police: Standoff ends with man dead, 2 troopers wounded

by @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

LITTLE ORLEANS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a man who threatened his wife with a gun and said "this ends now" was fatally shot Friday morning, resolving a lengthy standoff, after igniting a fire and shooting at troopers…

A scrapbook from the Vietnam War brings back memories for a young veteran

A scrapbook from the Vietnam War brings back memories for a young veteran


National Museum of American History

When I started my internship in the museum's Division of Armed Forces History, I expected to see reminders of what it was like to be a U.S. Marine: uniforms, equipment, and weapons—the accoutrements of American warriors who served well before I did, but with whom I share a bond.I was not disappointed.

Vietnam veterans get 'long overdue thank you' at fairgrounds

Vietnam veterans get 'long overdue thank you' at fairgrounds


baltimoresun.com

The LZ Maryland tribute to Vietnam vets at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium will continue through Sunday, offering exhibits that include 1,017 chairs representing each Marylander killed in the war, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and a Huey helicopter from the war.

103-year-old Air Force nurse, Grace Chicken, served in WW II, Korea and “Cold War”

103-year-old Air Force nurse, Grace Chicken, served in WW II, Korea and “Cold War”

by Don Moore @ War Tales

One-hundred-three-year-old retired Air Force Lt. Col. Grace Chicken, who lives at South Port Square in Port Charlotte, Fla., was already a registered nurse when she signed up for the Army Air Corps during the early part of World War II. Nurses like Grace didn’t take basic training like millions of other recruits. They were sent…

Discovering the hidden places of the Vietnam War

Discovering the hidden places of the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This is a guest post from my friend, Jonas Thorsell, a Swede, who routinely travels to Vietnam on business. He and two other partners have visited former war sites over the past few years and recently launched a website and blog to chronicle their findings. After 40 – 50 years, veterans are still curious about […]

Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan: Different or the Same?

Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan: Different or the Same?


Hoover Institution

From 1965 to 1972 in Vietnam, America fought both a conventional slugfest against North Vietnamese divisions and a counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign against guerrillas. We conducted a COIN campaign in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014, and a COIN campaign in Iraq from 2003 to 2011.

The Authenticity and Cultural Value of our Vintage Vietnam Military Combat Shirts

by Sgt. David Hack @ US Wings

I recently came back from a vacation and I brought the grandkids to a cave near the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, we went camping with the Best Tent and let me tell you that we had a lot of fun.  It was a common tourist trap kind of place, trinkets for sale, small geodes on […]

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Care Packages from Home

Care Packages from Home

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During the Vietnam War, those of us in the bush, carried everything we owned on our backs and were always on the move. The water in our canteens had a bitter after-taste from both the plastic canteen itself and the iodine tablets we used to ‘purify’ the water; supposedly killing the bacteria and other parasites, […]

Veterans Stand Down

Veterans Stand Down

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

I had the opportunity to participate (as a vendor) in a Stand Down event recently. For those of you who don’t know what it is here’s a brief description: The concept of Stand Down, as related specifically to the homeless veteran crisis, was the brainchild of two Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren, and Dr. Jon … Continue reading

Vietnam C-Ration Cook Book

Vietnam C-Ration Cook Book

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Tabasco C-Ration Cookbook Shane K. Bernard Ph.D. Historian & Curator for the McIlhenny Company (makers of Tabasco hot sauce) kindly provided the following copy of their C-Ration Cookbook.  I hope that you will enjoy viewing this cookbook and remember the McIlhenny Company (Tabasco sauce) who cared about their soldiers over in Vietnam. Doesn’t this just […]

The Day I Went from Bride to Widow (Guest Post)

The Day I Went from Bride to Widow (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This short story was published by CJ Heck on May 23, 2013 on Goodreads.com. Ms. Heck is a published Poet, Writer, Freelance Editor, Author of 5 books, and a Vietnam War Widow. Her blog address is listed at the end of this article. “There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken; a shatteredness […]

NVA and NVAF vs IDF mid 1975

by ren0312 @ Historum - History Forums

Supposed if the Arab armies were replaced by the North Vietnamese military in the 70s and they tried to conquer Israel in 1975, would they do any...

Former Staff Sgt. Jim Hicks was tail-gunner on B-25 attack bomber in CBI during WW II

Former Staff Sgt. Jim Hicks was tail-gunner on B-25 attack bomber in CBI during WW II

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Former Staff Sgt. Jim Hicks of Emerald Lake Mobile Home Park in Punta Gorda, Fla. was the tail-gunner on a B-25, twin-engine attack bomber, part of 81st Squadron, 12th Bombardment Group, 10th Air Force in the China Burma and India Theatre (CBI) during World War II. His squadron’s primary duty was to provide air support…

Indy US Wings Jacket

by Bob @ US Wings

My name’s Abel and in October of 2015, I ordered a Genuine Texas Steerhide “Indy” jacket from US Wings. It was an item I’d long coveted, and I’d done no shortage of searching before I finally squeezed the trigger on buying from US Wings as opposed to a lot of the other companies selling “authentic” […]

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Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

by Rob Gillies @ cumberlink.com - RSS Results

This Jan. 6, 2018 photo shows police prowlers parked outside the home of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, in Toronto, Canada. There were no signs of forced entry when the Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found…

Kushner and China: Where Money Talks

by Mel Gurtov @ www.counterpunch.org

Add Jared Kushner’s all-too-cozy relationship with the Chinese to the long list of Trump administration corruption, conflicts of interest, and unholy foreign entanglements. I have reported on Kushner’s extensive real estate holdings, his and Ivanka Trump’s wealth, their significant bank debts, and his by now well known efforts to cultivate ties with the Russians. All More

4 Spanish tourists assaulted in Senegal, police say

by @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities say several Spanish tourists were sexually assaulted and robbed while vacationing in southern Senegal's restive Casamance region.

Customized American Made Veteran Apparel

by Bob @ US Wings

Customized American Made Veteran Apparel! To honor our military veterans, we now offer Customized American Made  Veteran Apparel! Choose your jacket, then add a selection of patches (including branch of service & Vietnam Veteran patches) on the left sleeve, right sleeve, left chest, or back. We currently offer a Black Goatskin A-2 Jacket, a Brown […]

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How to find out what battles a loved one fought in Vietnam

How to find out what battles a loved one fought in Vietnam


How Goes the Battle?

For those wanting to know how to find out which battles your loved one fought in during the Vietnam War here’s what you need to know: -Which branch of the Armed Forces did they serve in: Army, Navy…

Raising Consciousness About The Color of Law

by Steve Early @ www.counterpunch.org

More than sixty years ago, when Ford Motor Company closed its Richmond, CA assembly plant, Frank Stevenson was among 250 African-Americans facing unemployment. Fortunately, his union, the United Auto Workers (UAW), negotiated an agreement with management permitting all 1,400 UAW members in Richmond to transfer, with their seniority rights intact, to a Ford facility in Milpitas, a More

Requesting Feedback for Future Post

Requesting Feedback for Future Post

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

To all Vietnam Vets: Please take a moment to comment on the question below, type your response at the end of this article and NOT on the shared Facebook or Twitter posts… As Vietnam Vets, we didn’t know much about Vietnam before going…but this is what I learned while there? As an example, my answer: […]

A Handbook to the Terms and Slang of the Vietnam War

A Handbook to the Terms and Slang of the Vietnam War


ThoughtCo

Here is a glossary of terms, phrases, acronyms, slang, and more about the culture and battle of the Vietnam War.

The Plight of the Vietnam Veteran

The Plight of the Vietnam Veteran

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

This letter to the editor, written in 1986 by my dad’s friend and fellow Bravo Company “Sky Trooper,” sadly still resonates today. Below are excerpts of that letter. “Vietnam veterans and nation still recovering” Last week this letter came to me in the mail. And, though it was addressed to me, clearly it was written to … Continue reading

The Vietnam war airman who dodged a million bullets

The Vietnam war airman who dodged a million bullets


South China Morning Post

Don Harten survived more than 300 combat missions during the Vietnam war, one of which ended with a ditching in the South China Sea in a super typhoon. In new book Midair, the flyer’s nephew documents a charmed life and a raid that may have ended hostilities before they had really begun

African Americans in the Vietnam War

African Americans in the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

When I was a kid in the Marines, I remember the first place I saw the WHITE ONLY, COLORED ONLY signs. They were on the wall in this train station in Rocky Mountain, North Carolina. . . . I’ll never forget seeing them, never. We all had our green Marine Corps uniforms on, but the […]

Career Army soldier reflects on two tours of duty in Vietnam

Career Army soldier reflects on two tours of duty in Vietnam


heraldstandard.com

Huey Mogilles looks at his two tours in Vietnam as painful; however, he reflects on his Army career as a positive experience. For 22 years, he served in the U.S.

Bill O’Brien of North Port, Fla. became a Navy computer expert fixing secret computers at sea

Bill O’Brien of North Port, Fla. became a Navy computer expert fixing secret computers at sea

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Bill O’Brien of North Port, Fla. served aboard the destroyer USS Fred T. Berry (DD-858) from 1961 to ’63 as part of the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal’s battle group much of the time. He and his ship made a couple of cruises to the Mediterranean, another to Halifax, Nova Scotia, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and the Red Sea. Because of his classroom ability he became an electronic communication-mate 3rd class. Much of his time aboard ship was spent repairing the Navy’s first communication computers that were inoperative until O’Brien showed up on the Fred T. Berry and fixed them. When…

“Fragging” during the Vietnam War

“Fragging” during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During its long withdrawal from South Vietnam, the U.S. military experienced a serious crisis in morale. Chronic indiscipline, illegal drug use, and racial militancy all contributed to trouble within the ranks. But most chilling of all was the advent of a new phenomenon: large numbers of young enlisted men turning their weapons on their superiors. […]

Aggie helicopter pilots look back at tours of duty in Vietnam

Aggie helicopter pilots look back at tours of duty in Vietnam


The Eagle

When retired Lt. Gen. Randy House moved to town as an Aggie freshman in 1963, his intention was to go on to veterinary school and eventually get back to his

Army officer served two tours in Vietnam

Army officer served two tours in Vietnam


The Brunswick News

Today’s veteran: Dick James, 76

Angelo Yerace was motor machinist aboard Landing Craft Tank at Normandy Invasion in WW II

Angelo Yerace was motor machinist aboard Landing Craft Tank at Normandy Invasion in WW II

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Former Motor Machinist 2nd Class Angelo Yerace’s first taste of war came when he and the other 11 members of the crew of the LCT, Landing Craft Tank, he served on reached the beach at Normandy, France on Day 1 the historic invasion of Europe by Allied forces on June 6, 1944. “Hundreds of dead…

Joe Taylor – Black Marine served 3 tours in Vietnam with 4th Marine Division

Joe Taylor – Black Marine served 3 tours in Vietnam with 4th Marine Division


War Tales

Joe Taylor was a black Marine who served three tours of duty in Vietnam. The death and devastation this grunt witnessed while serving in the Corps over there was almost too much for him to bear.

Rare Vietnam Photos You Never Knew Existed

Rare Vietnam Photos You Never Knew Existed

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial and bloody wars in U.S history. It carried on for twenty years (1955-1975) and the total amount of deaths ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 million people. Almost 60,000 American lives were claimed during that time. The Vietnam War was essentially a proxy war waged by the […]

Charles Carter of Englewood served with the 69th Infantry Division in Europe during WW II

Charles Carter of Englewood served with the 69th Infantry Division in Europe during WW II

by Don Moore @ War Tales

At 91 Charles Carter of Englewood, Fla. was old enough to enlist in the Army and serve with the 69th Infantry Division that fought its way across Europe during the closing months of World War II. He took a 4 1/2 day trip from New York to Scotland aboard the Queen Elizabeth. Carter joined the 69th Division in France as it forced the faltering German army back into the fatherland at the close of the war. Carter’s primary recollection of fighting with his unit was at the Siegfried Line protecting the German border along its western edge. “The Germans were…

'Wheel of Fortune' Host Pat Sajak Recounts His Days as an Army DJ

'Wheel of Fortune' Host Pat Sajak Recounts His Days as an Army DJ


United Service Organizations

Sajak, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, admits to accidentally cutting off a holiday speech by then-President Richard Nixon back when he was a radio DJ in Saigon during the war.

Veteran’s Day Book Special

Veteran’s Day Book Special

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

In commemoration of Veterans Day 2017 – I’m reducing the selling price for both of my Vietnam War e-books [Cherries & When Can I Stop Running?] to $.99 USD… NOW through Monday 11/13 and only on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. If you haven’t read either of them or are interested in a Christmas gift for someone […]

Calling home during the Vietnam War

Calling home during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During the Vietnam conflict, there were no individual personal cellular or landline telephones available for soldiers or sailors to use for calling family members back home. To address this, United States MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service) stations from all branches of the service, Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, were deployed throughout Vietnam. The MARS […]

Physical and Mental Health of Australian Vietnam Veterans 3 Decades After the War and Its Relation to Military Service, Combat, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | American Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford Academic

Physical and Mental Health of Australian Vietnam Veterans 3 Decades After the War and Its Relation to Military Service, Combat, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | American Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford Academic


OUP Academic

The long-term health consequences of war service remain unclear, despite burgeoning scientific interest. A longitudinal cohort study of a random sample of Australian Vietnam veterans was designed to assess veterans’ postwar physical and mental health 36 years after the war (2005–2006) and to examine its relation to Army service, combat, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessed 14 years previously (1990–1993). Prevalences in veterans (n = 450) were compared with those in the Australian general population. Veterans’ Army service and data from the first assessments were evaluated using multivariate logistic regression prediction modeling. Veterans’ general health and some health risk factors were poorer and medical consultation rates were higher than Australian population expectations. Of 67 long-term conditions, the prevalences of 47 were higher and the prevalences of 4 were lower when compared with population expectations. Half of all veterans took some form of medication for mental well-being. The prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses exceeded Australian population expectations. Military and war service characteristics and age were the most frequent predictors of physical health endpoints, while PTSD was most strongly associated with psychiatric diagnoses. Draftees had better physical health than regular enlistees but no better mental health. Army service and war-related PTSD are associated with risk of illness in later life among Australian Vietnam veterans.

When did Canada become fully independent?

by stevev @ Historum - History Forums

There are three dates that are usually cited: The British North America Act (BNA) 1867, the Statute of Westminster 1931 and the Repatriation of the...

Veteran: Vietnam War naval service routine, with bursts of fear

Veteran: Vietnam War naval service routine, with bursts of fear


Bowling Green Daily News

Following in the military boot steps of his father and grandfather, Bill Hotaling enlisted in the U.S. Navy after college in 1963 and served three tours of duty during the

Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

by Rob Gillies @ cumberlink.com - RSS Results

This Jan. 6, 2018 photo shows police crime scene tape marking off the property belonging to Barry and Honey Sherman, who were found strangled inside their home on Dec. 15, 2017. Since that time, investigators have scoured the 12,000-square foot…

John Wayne and the Cult(ure) of Movies

John Wayne and the Cult(ure) of Movies

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Here is my response to a comment posted by Robyn Riley on the About page of my blog who asked, for reasons of “post graduate research”: Did your dad grow up watching John Wayne movies? Do you know if he thought Vietnam was going to be like what he had grown up seeing in the movies? … Continue reading

Hugh Masekela: No Room for Compromise

by Horace G. Campbell @ www.counterpunch.org

It was less than a year ago on March 15, 2017 when I sat down with Hugh in Sandton to talk about his support and participation in the second Kwame Nkrumah Cultural and Intellectual Festival. I had contacted Hugh through our mutual cultural worker friends to request that he participate in the Festival that was More

Lt. Ken Donihue in 101st Airborne fought NVA & A-shau Valley of Vietnam

Lt. Ken Donihue in 101st Airborne fought NVA & A-shau Valley of Vietnam

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Former 1st Lt. Ken Donihue of Hampshire House apartments in Port Charlotte arrived in Vietnam a few weeks after the “Tet Offensive.” He flew into the country in March of 1968, as a member of Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division—”The Screaming Eagles.” “The 101st was based at ‘Camp Eagle’…

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam


dailypress.com

In Vietnam, multiple deployments prompted different perspectives on the war

Sgt. Robert Bales and multiple tours of duty: How many is too many?

Sgt. Robert Bales and multiple tours of duty: How many is too many?


The Christian Science Monitor

Twenty percent of active-duty Army troops are on at least their third tour of duty to a war zone. Sgt. Robert Bales, suspected of slaying 17 Afghan civilians, was one. Here's what's known about the dangers of repeated deployments.

Wyoming Thugs Greenlight Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunts

by Louisa Willcox @ www.counterpunch.org

On January 18, Wyoming officials announced a grizzly bear trophy hunt that could begin this fall. State officials said that a plan with details of the hunt, including hunt areas and season lengths, would be released for public comment in February (link). Thus far, Wyoming is the only state in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) to More

Amazon reviews of The Life of a Warrior

by Bob @ US Wings

 The Life of a Warrior, a book based on the life of SFC David Hack, CEO of US Wings, traces the tragedies & triumphs of Sarge’s life, including his impoverished childhood, his military service in Vietnam, and his business & personal successes.  Life of a Warrior is the story of a man who rose from a childhood […]

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This week in odd news: Burrito beaning; Cow's new pals

This week in odd news: Burrito beaning; Cow's new pals

by HOGP @ www.bgdailynews.com - RSS Results

This undated image provided by the Elizabeth City Police Department shows Bradley Hardison. A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that…

The War on Dissent

by CJ Hopkins @ www.counterpunch.org

Just when you thought the corporatocracy couldn’t possibly get more creepily Orwellian, the Twitter Corporation starts sending out emails advising that they “have reason to believe” we have “followed, retweeted,” or “liked the content of” an account “connected to a propaganda effort by a Russia government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency.” While it’s not as More

What John Kerry Really Did in Vietnam

What John Kerry Really Did in Vietnam


www.counterpunch.org

The Blood-Soaked Resumé of a Peace Broker More

When did Canada become fully independent?

by stevev @ Historum - History Forums

There are three dates that are usually cited: The British North America Act (BNA) 1867, the Statute of Westminster 1931 and the Repatriation of the...

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