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The New Guy (Guest Post)

The New Guy (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

By Michael P. Walsh The Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial is inscribed with 58,272 names – each a story of lost opportunity and heartache; ultimate sacrifices that, with time, are known by and intimate to fewer. The New Guy is one of those small stories, perhaps now, 48 years later, important to only me – […]

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…

Set Century of War Tour of Duty Vietnam Corgi

Set Century of War Tour of Duty Vietnam Corgi


Aiken's Airplanes Store

Buy Our Corgi Showcase Collection Century of War Tour of Duty Vietnam - 4 piece Set. A wonderful set of the Tour of Vietnam, and many more collectibles available at Aiken's Airplanes!

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

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 […]

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…

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…

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 […]

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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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.

Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War

Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War


Barnes & Noble

Covering more than four decades, this is the first full-scale, definitive account of Kerry's journey from war to peace. Brinkley has drawn on extensive interviews...

"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!

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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Air Corps sergeant  Dick Ruppert kept U.S. bombers and fighters on target during war in the Pacific

Air Corps sergeant Dick Ruppert kept U.S. bombers and fighters on target during war in the Pacific

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Dick Ruppert of Venice, Fla. was a member of the 145th Army Airways Communication Squadron. His unit provided technical ground support for a directional flight system used by the Army Air Corp to vector bombers and fighters to Japanese targets in the Pacific in World War II. A staff sergeant, his job was to keep…

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.

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Tour of Duty (Series) - TV Tropes

Tour of Duty (Series) - TV Tropes


TV Tropes

Tour of Duty was an American drama television series on CBS. It ran for three seasons from 1987 to 1990. It obviously was inspired by the Academy Award …

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 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.

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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Remembering the Vietnam War - 37 Years Present

Remembering the Vietnam War - 37 Years Present


History? Because it's Here!

by Kathy Warnes The 37th anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam has come and gone. The fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese Army on April 30, 1975, signified the official end of the Vietnam...

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 […]

Employee Theft

by ashley@dcastlegrant.com @ Surplus Today

By Howard Prosnitz According to the National Retail Federation, employee theft costs U.S. retailers approximately $200 billion a year. A National Retail Security survey shows that the dollar loss from employee theft is almost seven times more than from shoplifting. The average employee theft case is $1,762.00, compared to $265.40 for the average shoplifting incident, […]

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TV's '60s: War and Remembrance :  'Tour' Boosts Role of Women After Success of 'Beach'

TV's '60s: War and Remembrance : 'Tour' Boosts Role of Women After Success of 'Beach'


latimes

Last spring, ABC's mid-season series "China Beach" became an instant hit by exploring the lives of the women behind the lines in the Vietnam War.This fall, "Tour of Duty," the CBS Vietnam series,...

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

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, […]

Entry of Portugal into the First World War

by LatinoEuropa @ Historum - History Forums

I WORLD WAR The 72 German ships that led to the entrance of Portugal in the Great War The apprehension of the German ships that were in the...

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.

Al Gore in Vietnam

Al Gore in Vietnam


Snopes.com

Did influential friends get Al Gore's tour of duty in Vietnam cut short?

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…

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.

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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Oh Deer! New Ways to Prepare Your Venison

by ashley@dcastlegrant.com @ Surplus Today

By Jason Herbert My family tries to catch, raise or harvest all of our own foods. It’s very rewarding and a lot of fun, but to be honest … sometimes I get tired of the same old venison burger, steaks and roasts. I always knew there was more to do with this precious meat, but […]

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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

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 […]

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

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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 …

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…

Elton John Says Upcoming Tour Will Be His Last

by Associated Press @ Snopes.com

Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world.

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

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: […]

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 […]

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.

Entry of Portugal into the First World War

by LatinoEuropa @ Historum - History Forums

I WORLD WAR The 72 German ships that led to the entrance of Portugal in the Great War The apprehension of the German ships that were in the...

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.

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 […]

Pfc. John Coine was a rifleman with the 78th Infantry Division that fought across Europe during World War II

Pfc. John Coine was a rifleman with the 78th Infantry Division that fought across Europe during World War II

by Don Moore @ War Tales

John Coine of Burnt Store Isles was a former private first class and a rifleman in the 78th Infantry Division that arrived in Europe just in time for the “Battle of the Bulge” in December 1944. It was the biggest battle on the Western Front that Americans took part in. His division—“The 78th” —was the…

Incredibly Detailed Diecast Model Airplanes

by @ Aiken's Airplanes Store: Latest News

At Aiken's Airplanes we have something for everyone. Collecting model airplanes can be a great opportunity to learn more about history. Each plane has a rich and colorful backstory. It is extremely easy to start learning about planes and their unique role in the history of the last century. The rate at which plane technology advanced is truly astounding. In just 66 years we went from the first Wright brothers flight to landing on the moon. Our selection of diecast model airplanes features planes from every era.

Kids have always been interested in airplanes. Using planes to teach kids about history is a great way to show them that you can have fun while learning. It can be tough to get kids interested in history, but it is one of the most important subjects to learn about. Planes have a huge place in every facet of 20th century history. Both World War I and World War II featured a wide variety of extremely interesting planes. Many of these planes featured fun and exciting paint jobs. This can be a great starting point to get kids interested in planes.


Whether you are just starting out or already have an extensive collection, we have something you would enjoy. Browse our selection today to find the perfect gift for anyone who loves history or aviation. Model airplanes are great for kids and adults. Everyone can enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into these incredibly accurate models. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions!

WAR & Military Mental Health: The US Psychiatric Response in the 20th Century

WAR & Military Mental Health: The US Psychiatric Response in the 20th Century


PubMed Central (PMC)

Involvement in warfare can have dramatic consequences for the mental health and well-being of military personnel. During the 20th century, US military psychiatrists tried to deal with these consequences while contributing to the military goal of preserving ...

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…

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…

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.

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

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…

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Limited Edition Aircraft Models

by @ Aiken's Airplanes Store: Latest News

At Aiken's Airplanes we have an excellent selection of limited edition aircraft models. Since 1997 we have strived to be the best source for aviation collectibles. Our Signature Series of limited edition models includes some of the most iconic aircraft of all time, signed by the men who flew them.

One of our favorite planes from the Signature Series is the B-24 Liberator. This World War II bomber was integral to the success of the Allied forces and was used in nearly every theater of the war. To this day it holds the record for being the most produced American military aircraft. Over half of the B-24s that were built for World War II were built by the Ford Motor Company. This is a great example of how many American companies shifted their manufacturing capabilities towards military production during World War II. The limited edition TMC B-24D Liberator is painted as "Utah Man", and is signed by Colonel Walter T. Stewart. It is a 1:62 scale model and is expertly handcrafted by our skilled craftsmen. Each one of these aircraft models comes with a genuine certificate of authenticity.

Our selection of limited edition aircraft models has something for everyone. These models go fast, so order yours today! They make the perfect gift for anyone interested in history or aviation. Collectors of all ages will appreciate the attention to detail that makes these aircraft models so attractive. All orders over $150 qualify for free shipping. Sign up below to receive our weekly newsletters and get exclusive specials. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. 

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

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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’…

Young Cow Moves Out, Tours With Herd of Wild Bison

by Alex Kasprak @ Snopes.com

The cow appears to be thriving in its new life as a bovine interloper.

Of peace on earth, goodwill toward men

Of peace on earth, goodwill toward men

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Here is a Christmas card the soldiers were issued that they used to send home to friends, family, and, in this case, a friend’s family: The preprinted portion inside the card reads: May the Peace and Happiness of Christmas be yours today and throughout the New Year from The First Team. For more on Christmas … Continue reading

“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. […]

High Quality Authentic Model Airplanes

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If you have a passion for authentic model airplanes, you have come to the right place! Since 1997 we have offered the best aircraft models on the market. We have models in every category you can imagine. From early airplanes to modern helicopters, military fighters to NASA vehicles, and everything in between, we have it all! We are proud to offer a wide selection of models and model accessories at extremely competitive prices. 

The airplanes of WWII have a special place in many aviation enthusiasts hearts. Some of the most iconic planes of all time are from this era. With their unique paint jobs and timeless designs it is easy to see why these planes are so beloved. When you compare planes of this era to the planes from WWI, it is astounding how much progress was made. WWII planes were more specialized, better protected, and able to deliver more damage. Every country involved in the war produced their own fleets of fighters, bombers, reconnaissance planes, and more. 

One of our most popular WWII era models is the Douglas DB-7 (also known as the Douglas A-20 Havoc). This plane served a number of purposes for the United States Army Air Forces. It was made in a number of variants and was adept as an attack plane, a light bomber, an intruder, and a night fighter. It was ultimately used in all combat theaters of WWII by the Allied Forces. Hobby Master has done an excellent job with these model airplanes and we are proud to offer them!

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

Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty


Audible.com

Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Written by acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley, this is the first full-scale, intimate account of John Kerry's Navy career. Brinkley has drawn on extensive interviews with everyone who knew Kerry well in Vietnam. Kerry also entrusted to Brinkley his let...

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

We weren't soldiers: growing up with Vietnam War stories on screen

We weren't soldiers: growing up with Vietnam War stories on screen


Guide

The refugees had reached Australia. The veterans had returned. The 1980s was a time to tell the stories of the Vietnam War.

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…

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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