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Boateng scores against 'Gladbach again as Frankfurt goes 2nd

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

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Kevin-Prince Boateng scored against Borussia Moenchengladbach once more to help Eintracht Frankfurt move up to second place in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 home win on Friday.

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.

Vietnam War Sites of Interest

Vietnam War Sites of Interest


TripSavvy

A south-to-north tour of Vietnam War sites, like Hue and Hoi An. Learn more about historic Vietnam War sites of interest to visit on your trip to Vietnam.

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 […]

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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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.

“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. […]

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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Instant Sergeant

Instant Sergeant

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Dear Mom and Dad Yesterday I sent you a copy of my five orders. I had just received them, now your little baby is a sergeant in the U.S. Army. I was sure glad to make it. Since I’ve been here I’ve received an Air Medal for making so many combat assaults, a Combat Infantry … Continue reading

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

They served with honor: Utah Vietnam veterans share their stories

They served with honor: Utah Vietnam veterans share their stories


Daily Herald

For five months in 2015, the Daily Herald featured the story of a different Vietnam veteran, 50 years after the start of the Vietnam War. They told the stories of

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...

US government forecasts tourism growth despite recent slump

by By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor @ www.heraldextra.com - RSS Results

The U.S. Department of Commerce is forecasting an 18.5 percent growth in inbound international tourism to the U.S. through 2022 despite a slump in international visitation in the last two years.

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

Did Any Soldiers Serve Throughout the Vietnam War? | HistoryNet

Did Any Soldiers Serve Throughout the Vietnam War? | HistoryNet


HistoryNet

Did any soldiers serve throughout the entire Vietnam War?

Vietnam War: The Individual Rotation Policy | HistoryNet

Vietnam War: The Individual Rotation Policy | HistoryNet


HistoryNet

The individual rotation policy was, in hindsight, clearly one of the worst ideas of the Vietnam War. At the time, however, military planners had few options.

A Grunt’s Glossary

A Grunt’s Glossary

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

In amongst my dad’s things was a copy of The Air Cavalry Division, Volume 1, Number 2, July 1968, and in it there was an article entitled: A Grunt’s Glossary, a slang dictionary of the most commonly used words and phrases while in-country. AK: An AK-47, the Russian designed automatic rifle used by enemy troops. … Continue reading

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.

Dear John Letter

Dear John Letter

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

My dad got married in 1966 hoping that it would help him avoid the war, obviously it didn’t. I don’t know anything about this marriage except that both were young. I never asked if it was a marriage of convenience or one of true love so while I’ve been going through his letters home I started … Continue reading

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.

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

Famous American Vietnam Vets - Vietnam War - HISTORY.com

Famous American Vietnam Vets - Vietnam War - HISTORY.com


HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Famous American Vietnam Vets, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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

44 wolves taken in first wolf hunt in Wyoming since 2013

44 wolves taken in first wolf hunt in Wyoming since 2013

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

FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Hunters killed 76 wolves during Wyoming's first season for legally hunting wolves since 2013 after the state won back…

John Kerry's Service Record

John Kerry's Service Record


Snopes.com

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

10 things you didn't know about going on a tour of duty

10 things you didn't know about going on a tour of duty


Telegraph.co.uk

Do you imagine war to look like a group of soldiers watching rom-coms while eating Pizza Hut takeaway? Former Coldstream Guards captain Mark Evans didn't - until he went on tour

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.

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: […]

TOUR OF DUTY: VIETNAM – A Roleplaying Board Game of Combat during the Vietnam War (1965-1973)

TOUR OF DUTY: VIETNAM – A Roleplaying Board Game of Combat during the Vietnam War (1965-1973)


BoardGameGeek

TOUR OF DUTY: VIETNAM is a Board Game of Combat during the Vietnam War (1965-1973) for one to four players. Players assume the role of American Soldiers or Marines during the Vietnam War by creating their own Player Soldier Characters. Player Soldiers are part of a Rifle Squad or Team serving in an Infantry or Special Forces Unit. Your Squad or Team will be assigned a variety of Missions that you must complete during your Tour of Duty. Missions include Reconnaissance, Intelligence Gathering, Ambushes, Raids, Search & Destroy, Hearts and Minds, Rescues and many others. GAME OBJECTIVE: The objective of TOUR OF DUTY: VIETNAM is to successfully complete a number of missions to locate and destroy enemy forces in order to gain Victory Points (VP) for the US Forces. The player can choose to play a short game (6 Missions), a moderate game (9 Missions) or a full Tour (12 Missions). Once all Missions have been resolved (successfully or not) the Player totals his VP and compares this with the Victory Determination Table to determine the level of success.OPTIONAL RULES: There are rules for playing as Australian SAS Soldiers and Rules, Counters and Cards for playing a French-Indochina War Campaign.TOUR OF DUTY: VIETNAM Can be found at the following URL:http://www.berserkergames.net—description from the publisher

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…

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.

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, […]

"Temporary Tour of Duty" Vietnam | iPatriot

"Temporary Tour of Duty" Vietnam | iPatriot


iPatriot

War veterans, veterans that have served in the military, the United States Army, as well as other branches of the Armed Forces are facing problems of which they never, never dreamed they would have to face!

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...

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.

44 wolves taken in first wolf hunt in Wyoming since 2013

44 wolves taken in first wolf hunt in Wyoming since 2013

by By BOB MOEN Associated Press @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Seventy-six wolves were killed by hunters and others in Wyoming last year when the state resumed its management of the animals.

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…

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

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…

The women who served in Vietnam

The women who served in Vietnam


BBC News

Vietnam veteran Claire Brisebois Starnes, author of Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories, on her time as a photographer during the conflict.

Helicopter pilot flew in 3 tours of duty in Vietnam - Veterans

Helicopter pilot flew in 3 tours of duty in Vietnam - Veterans


Veterans

Mike Adkinson of Sarasota completed 2,401 mission hours for the 116th Assault Helicopter Company, known as “The Hornets.” ... Read more »

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…

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

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.

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 […]

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…

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 […]

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’…

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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The Kent State Incident – 1970

The Kent State Incident – 1970

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Kent State, just hearing those two words conjures up images of unarmed college students, teenagers laying about on the campus Commons – all shot by Ohio National Guardsmen who proclaimed they acted in self-defense and reacted to the sound of a sniper firing. Newspapers fed the rumor mill for weeks afterward – many attempting to […]

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 […]

How We Judge Those Who Served, or Didn't, in Vietnam

How We Judge Those Who Served, or Didn't, in Vietnam


At War Blog

A Vietnam-era veteran says presidential candidates should not be judged harshly just because they did not serve during that war.

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 […]

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

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 […]

Veterans and Community Service

Veterans and Community Service

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Originally posted on U.S.:
There was absolutely no way Ian Smith was suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. He was sure of it. He was O.K. He was living with his girlfriend in a suburb of Nashville working three jobs — mowing lawns, delivering pizzas, cleaning a local church. He was carrying a 4.0 average…

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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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.

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 […]

Combat Vehicle/Squad Size Problems

by Visigoth Panzer @ Historum - History Forums

Modern infantry squad sizes are often determined by the carrying capacity of combat vehicles, which leads to problems as many are realizing squads...

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.

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. […]

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 […]

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…

10 great Vietnam war films

10 great Vietnam war films


British Film Institute

With Michael Cimino's Oscar-winning epic The Deer Hunter back in UK cinemas, we take a tour of duty around 10 of the best Vietnam war movies.

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

NFL members in the military

NFL members in the military


NFL.com

On this year's Veterans Day, take a moment to remember and learn about the NFL players and coaches who have served in the military.

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 […]

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 […]

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…

Combat Vehicle/Squad Size Problems

by Visigoth Panzer @ Historum - History Forums

Modern infantry squad sizes are often determined by the carrying capacity of combat vehicles, which leads to problems as many are realizing squads...

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 […]

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