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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.

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 […]

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 […]

oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One @torros (reply three) - Missed the Berlin Wall coming down. We were in recruit training at the time, we had no access to any phones, news, media, TV, anything. It wasn't until I graduated to Infantry School that I leaned the Cold War was "over."

Lt. Col. Warren Sharp of Venice learned there was much more to Vietnam than the war

Lt. Col. Warren Sharp of Venice learned there was much more to Vietnam than the war

by Don Moore @ War Tales

When Warren Sharp went to Vietnam in 1965 the first time as a young captain serving as an advisor to a South Vietnam combat engineering battalion he quickly learned there was more to war than killing the enemy. There were in-country civilians who needed his help just as urgently. “One day I was out in…

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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: […]

“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. […]

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’…

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 […]

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 – […]

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


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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.

Vietnam Veterans of America TV Commercial, 'Tour of Duty' Featuring Tony Becker

Vietnam Veterans of America TV Commercial, 'Tour of Duty' Featuring Tony Becker


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Help support veterans who have health issues due to the toxic chemicals while on duty by donating to the Vietnam Veterans of America!

Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War

Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War


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Covering more than four decades, Tour of Duty is the definitive account of John Kerry\'s journey from war to peace. Written <br />by acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley, this is the first full-scale, intimate account of Kerry\'s naval career. In writing this <br />riveting narrative, Brinkley has drawn on extensive interviews with virtually everyone who knew Kerry well in Vietnam, including all the men still living who served under him. Kerry also entrusted to Brinkley his letters home from Vietnam and his voluminous \"War Notes\" -- journals, notebooks, and personal reminiscences written during and shortly after the war. This material was provided without restriction, to be used at Brinkley\'s discretion, and has never before been published.<br /><br />John Kerry enlisted in the Navy in February 1966, months before he graduated from Yale. In December 1967 Ensign Kerry was assigned to the frigate U.S.S. Gridley; after five months of service in the Pacific, with a brief stop in Vietnam, he returned to the United States and underwent training to command a Swift boat, a small craft deployed in Vietnam\'s rivers. In June 1968 Kerry was promoted to lieutenant (junior grade), and by the end of that year he was back in Vietnam, where he commanded, over time, two Swift boats. Throughout Tour of Duty Brinkley deftly deals with such explosive issues as U.S. atrocities in Vietnam and the bombing of Cambodia. In a series of unforgettable combat-action sequences, he recounts how Kerry won the Purple Heart three times for wounds suffered in action and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Navy\'s Silver Star for gallantry in action.<br /><br />When Kerry returned from Southeast Asia, he joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), becoming a prominent antiwar spokesperson. He challenged the Nixon administration on Capitol Hill with the antiwar movement<br />cheering him on. As Kerry\'s public popularity soared in April-May 1971, the FBI considered him a subversive. Brinkley -- using new information acquired from the recently released Nixon tapes -- reveals how White House aides Charles Colson and H. R. Haldeman tried to discredit Kerry. Refusing to be intimidated, Kerry started running for public office, eventually becoming a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. But he never forgot his fallen comrades. Working with his friend Senator John McCain, he returned to Vietnam numerous times looking for MIAs and POWs. By the time Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, Kerry was the leading proponent of \"normalization\" of relations with Vietnam. When President Clinton officially recognized Vietnam in 1995, Kerry\'s three-decade-long tour of duty had at long last ended.

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 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 […]

Career Army soldier reflects on two tours of duty in Vietnam

Career Army soldier reflects on two tours of duty in Vietnam


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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.

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. […]

Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty


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Watch Tour of Duty: Vietnam Rag from Season 3 at TVGuide.com

oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One @torros (Reply One) Yes, it was the Embassy in Saigon, April 29, 1975. The US had actually signed the Paris Accords back in 72, and completed pull-out in early 73, with only base security personnel, etc left and air power based off carriers and in Thailand trying to prop up that useless government in Saigon. 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…

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 […]

Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War

Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War


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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...

torros commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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torros commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One @oriskany I only ask because I heard the famous picture was actually on top of the CIA building down the road from the embassy

Army officer served two tours in Vietnam

Army officer served two tours in Vietnam


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Today’s veteran: Dick James, 76

Neil Diamond Says He Has Parkinson’s Disease, Retires from Touring

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer offered his "sincerest apologies" to those who planned to go to his shows and says he plans to still write, record and work on other projects "for a long time to come."

warworksdk commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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warworksdk commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One I'm too young to remember the Vietnam War (though of course we've all seen the pictures later), but I do remember watching the wall come down with my parents. Took a little while for me to truly understand the significance of that moment though... I suppose both events are something that you can only truly [...]

oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One I agree 100%. Born in 1971, so too young to remember the closing stages of Vietnam, but definitely remember the closing 10-12 years of the Cold War ... and having the piss scared out of me by movies like The Day After . I was like 12-13 and literally couldn't sleep. New Years Eve was shortly after [...]

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 […]

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 […]

Al Gore in Vietnam

Al Gore in Vietnam


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

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 …

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam


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In Vietnam, multiple deployments prompted different perspectives on the war

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, […]

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…

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 […]

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

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


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

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…

`Tour of Duty' - weekly Vietnam drama. Despite seriousness of purpose, premi`ere is riddled with clich'es

`Tour of Duty' - weekly Vietnam drama. Despite seriousness of purpose, premi`ere is riddled with clich'es


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The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, and email newsletters.

oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One @torros - Gotcha. That specific photo (if we're talking about the same one) was taken on the roof of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - the CIA had the top floor. These weren't the last choppers out of Saigon, though. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure these positions were evacuated in [...]

oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One @damon (reply two - trying to keep t his thread in "order") - Yes, I think that naval task force off in the South China Sea had only smaller carriers and/or amphibious warfare ships - so they weren't the largest nuclear supercarriers, etc. That, and plenty of helicopters that weren't originally theirs were flying in with [...]

Searching for meaning in his Vietnam tour of duty

Searching for meaning in his Vietnam tour of duty


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MEMOIRMY DETACHMENTBy Tracy Kidder. Random House. 192 pages.Tracy Kidder doesn't know quite what to make of himself in this introspective memoir of his year as an Army intelligence officer during...

Aggie helicopter pilots look back at tours of duty in Vietnam

Aggie helicopter pilots look back at tours of duty in Vietnam


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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

"Temporary Tour of Duty" Vietnam | iPatriot

"Temporary Tour of Duty" Vietnam | iPatriot


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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!

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 […]

Vietnam Tour Of Duty USN Tudors

Vietnam Tour Of Duty USN Tudors


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1967 Ref 7928. This belonged to an E1-E6[IMG]1975 Ref 94110. This belonged to a Master Diver onboard San Diego based submarine.[IMG]Suggested...

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…

oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One

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oriskany commented on the blog post Gaming In The Vietnam War – 50th Anniversary Of The Tet Offensive: Part One Dak To was indeed a helluva battle, probably the bloodiest of the pre-Tet "positioning" battles. Trust me, we briefly go into this in Part 02 as General Vo Nguyen Giap sets up the chess board for Tet through the mid- and closing months of 1967. So that's Con Thien (up in I Corps Sector you [...]

Tour of Duty (V.1)

Tour of Duty (V.1)


Nexus Mods :: Battlefield Vietnam

v.1 of the Tour of Duty mod is all about fixing problems that the mod team have observed while playing bfv. The mod team have made seven quality maps for this release abd have made many improvments to

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