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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 – […]

WOODY’s WWII MILITARY SERVICE AND USO TOURS DURING VIETNAM

by admin @ Winner Of The Losers

WOODY’s WWII MILITARY SERVICE AND USO TOURS DURING VIETNAM   Lt. Commander Wayne Woodrow Hayes of the United States Navy in 1944   Yes, Woody is known for his coaching, but many do not know of his military service during World War II. Woody enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1941, eventually rising […]

Who was “Colonel Maggie”?

Who was “Colonel Maggie”?


Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

Martha Raye. known as “The Big Mouth” was considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope, Martha Raye was an American icon. It was well recognized that Martha Raye endured less comfo…

The Emperor of Annam – The Investiture Ceremony at the Court of Hue, from Saïgon Républicain, 6 March 1889

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

It was in the prison where he had been confined since the death of Phan-Dinh-Binh that they found the new king, designated as heir by the Grand Dowager Empress, the Court and the Co-Mat, and conducted him to the palace. The induction ceremony took place on 31 January. It was a marvellous spectacle; more than […]

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Haunted by Vietnam: Three Weeks in the USO

Haunted by Vietnam: Three Weeks in the USO


Military Experience & The Arts

by Suzanne Cogan “Okay, soldier, come up on the stage. Let’s see how fast you can draw a six-shooter!” It was 1967. Hugh O’Brien, famous as TV’s Wyatt Earp, was the star of a USO tour in Vietnam. A…

Martha Raye

Martha Raye


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Actress Martha Raye entertained troops and tended to wounded soldiers in the field in Vietnam?

Chow Time in Vietnam

Chow Time in Vietnam

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

What we ate Chow Time On The Dmz by Bob George Early each morning, while our choppers were cranking I would walk down to the Phuoc Vinh flight line to a supply conex container with eleven or so other Blues. … Continue reading

Catch a Wave

by Lawrence Karol @ Palm Springs Life

Known as the Wave House for its striking wave-shaped roof, the Miles C. Bates house in Palm Desert will be open to the public for a pair of free tours during Modernism Week.

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Jane Jayroe remembers 1967 Vietnam tour as time of tears, smiles

Jane Jayroe remembers 1967 Vietnam tour as time of tears, smiles


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OCT 9, 2011 - Former Miss America reminisces about Vietnam trip

Stolen Valor

Stolen Valor

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

Fake Warriors Whenever I see someone wearing a Vietnam Veteran cap I ask them who they served with in Vietnam. Nine times out of ten I get an answer that is legit and we welcome each other home. It’s rare … Continue reading

Contour Dermatology Day of Beauty Benefits Toys for Tots, Dec. 2, 2017

by Erika Byrd @ Palm Springs Life

Contour Dermatology and its holiday Day of Beauty helped patients face the holiday season with a brighter outlook by offering just about everything on anyone’s cosmetic wish list.

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James Brown, Vietnam and Race - Next Avenue

James Brown, Vietnam and Race - Next Avenue


Next Avenue

With the recent release of the James Brown biopic, 'Get On Up,' this author says the film doesn't do justice to Brown's deed of touring for troops.

Bob Hope USO Show

Bob Hope USO Show

by usastruck @ johnny bench – My Vietnam Experience

Christmas Day 1970 It was going to be another hot sunny day in Vietnam, but this would go down as one of my most memorable days by far. A hand full of Charlie Troopers including Roy McDonald and myself hitched … Continue reading

Dustoff

Dustoff

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

Print by Joe Kline 498th Air Ambulance Platoon Vietnam medevac missions by Williams S. Phillips In April of 1962, the 57th Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) arrived in Vietnam with five UH-1 “Huey” helicopters. They took the call sign Dustoff. Over time … Continue reading

My “Tour” Hat Collection

by admin @ Winner Of The Losers

My “Tour” Hat Collection   From June 1997 to June 1999, I served in Korea.  In the restrooms where Americans would frequent (ok mostly bars outside the military bases), there were various names that included the word “tour” (short for tour of duty), usually 12 months remote (which means without any dependents/family) or for some, […]

Bob Hope's Vietnam Christmas Tours | HistoryNet

Bob Hope's Vietnam Christmas Tours | HistoryNet


HistoryNet

Bob Hope entertained U.S. troops in Vietnam on his annual Christmas tours from 1964 to 1972. The shows, featuring popular entertainers, were filmed live on air bases and ships, and the edited footage was broadcast as a television special in January.

“Monsieur Doumer, his Emperor and his King,” Figaro (Paris), 21 January 1898

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

The King of Cambodia, H M Norodom I, and the Emperor of Annam, H M Thanh-Thai, have just paid a visit to the Governor-General in Saigon. The stay of the old Khmer sovereign and the young Annamite emperor in the old capital of French Indo-China took place on the occasion of splendid week-long celebrations. Celebrations […]

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The first public motor vehicle in Indochina, 1901

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Published in La Dépêche coloniale illustrée, 15 April 1907 We publish here a photograph depicting the first public motor vehicle in Indochina, which was put into circulation here in Saigon in 1901 by a motor transport company whose engineer and director was M. V. Ippolito. The latter, now the agent-général of Établissements Peugeot in Indochina, […]

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These are the 7 most intriguing celebrities who went on USO tours

These are the 7 most intriguing celebrities who went on USO tours


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They went above and beyond.

Was Entertainer Martha Raye a Nurse During the USO Tour in Vietnam?

Was Entertainer Martha Raye a Nurse During the USO Tour in Vietnam?


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Learn about the viral story about entertainer Martha Raye helping to save wounded soldiers in the field during a 1967 USO tour in Vietnam.

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 […]

Television Coverage of the Vietnam War

Television Coverage of the Vietnam War

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

The First “Living-Room War” I entered high school in the middle 60’s when the war in Vietnam was escalating at a rapid pace. Newspapers and magazines were plastered with photos and stories about our involvement in Vietnam. The top stories … Continue reading

Tourism for American Servicemen – A 1963 USO Guide to Saigon - HISTORIC VIETNAM

Tourism for American Servicemen – A 1963 USO Guide to Saigon - HISTORIC VIETNAM


HISTORIC VIETNAM

In 1963, the USO Club of Saigon issued a leaflet promoting its services and suggesting the following tourist itinerary around the city for US military personnel and their dependents. The newcomer to Saigon is often agog with the myriad of signs on all sides of him, brightly painted in a multitude of colors, proclaiming the …

Stephen Colbert, Bob Hope & More USO Stars Who Entertained Troops Over 70 Years

Stephen Colbert, Bob Hope & More USO Stars Who Entertained Troops Over 70 Years


The Daily Beast

From Bob Hope’s pinup girls to Stephen Colbert's buzz cut, the USO has been wowing our troops for 70 years. By Laura Colarusso.

Adjusting Fire: Redirecting Veterans’ Verbal Energy

by David Ervin @ Military Experience & The Arts

by Travis Switalski, Sr. Vietnam had O’Brien, Caputo, and about ten dozen others. World War Two had James Jones and Korea had Hornberger, to name two of a hundred with ties to those wars. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have no unified, enduring voice outside war porn authors or the newest Medal of Honor recipient’s […]

She toured Vietnam with USO, now she shares vets’ cancer battle

She toured Vietnam with USO, now she shares vets’ cancer battle


Daily News

She began her journey alone, armed only with mountains of documents, photographs, maps and letters that she thought proved the rare cancers she suffered from were linked to chemical exposure during…

1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam

1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

“First Team” Late at night in March of 1970 our plane landed in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. From there we were bussed to 90th Replacement in Long Binh. It was there I received orders to report to C Troop, 1st Squadron, … Continue reading

How Bob Hope Impacted Two Troops in Vietnam (Without Actually Seeing Them)

How Bob Hope Impacted Two Troops in Vietnam (Without Actually Seeing Them)


United Service Organizations

Bob Hope did more for American troops than he probably realized. If you know the USO, you know about Hope's decades entertaining troops. You've probably seen footage from his televised USO specials, too, where he entertained service members in dangerous spots around the world. But what you likely don't know about is the personal impact he had on some of those troops -- even those whose duties prevented them from attending the shows.

“Excursion to Hue: Court, Palace and Tombs,” published for the Hanoï Exposition, 1902

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Marred by the usual colonial condescension and obvious ignorance of Vietnamese art and architecture, this French article of 1902 is published here in translation only for its interesting historic references and intriguing images Indo-China has experienced a definitive rise under the impetus of a very talented governor, Paul Doumer. The visitor to the Exposition in […]

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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 […]

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 […]

BOB HOPE 1965  U.S.O. TOUR HISTORY PICTORIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS VIETNAM WAR  | eBay

BOB HOPE 1965 U.S.O. TOUR HISTORY PICTORIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS VIETNAM WAR | eBay


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This is Hope & his U.S.O. Tours featured in A COMPLETE 1965 PAGEANT Magazine. The sweet stuff is inside. Nice Photos! There are 9 photos of Hope here! It is in very nice shape. Not mint, but gently read! | eBay!

Jane Fonda Said About The Infamous Hanoi Jane Photo: "I Made A Huge Mistake"

Jane Fonda Said About The Infamous Hanoi Jane Photo: "I Made A Huge Mistake"


WAR HISTORY ONLINE

Jane Fonda is a world-known actress. She gained her well-deserved popularity in the 60s and 70s, starring in counterculture classics (Barbarella), drama fi

Massenet Première in Saïgon, 1900

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

From Le Ménestrel, journal de musique, 30 December 1900. A first in Saigon!  The new Saigon Theatre, a marvel of architecture inaugurated earlier this year, recently presented the première of La Navarraise, the poignant lyrical drama by Jules Massenet. Great success! Our brave soldiers, just returned from the campaign in China, were thus able to experience a […]

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Next stop: a USO tour in Iraq for the troops

Next stop: a USO tour in Iraq for the troops


Variety

Even among the two dozen top-billed stars of Emilio Estevez’s “Bobby,” Lohan stands out as a teenager about to marry a guy so he won’t be sent to Vietnam.

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…

Keeping It Lively

by David Ervin @ Military Experience & The Arts

by Michael Lund Following a Military Experience and the Arts writing seminar for military, veterans, and family this fall, Blackstone, Virginia resident Thomas Bragg has produced a memorial booklet about his friend, Edward Bartholomew Lama. Thomas and Eddie served in the same unit in Vietnam in 1968-69. While Tom came home to Southside Virginia, Eddie, […]

“The Little King,” Le Petit Parisien: journal quotidien du soir, 25 October 1895

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

M. Rousseau, Governor-General of Indo-China, is on his way to France. We know that he was recently elected as a senator of Finistère. And since, on the eve of his departure from Tonkin, he went to visit the king of Annam in Hue, the rumour has circulated that this was a farewell visit, and that […]

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Golden Horseshoe 1968 USO Tour - Disney History Institute

Golden Horseshoe 1968 USO Tour - Disney History Institute


Disney History Institute

Wally Boag performing for a USO Audience The Golden Horseshoe 1968 USO Tour by Todd James Pierce In 1968, six performers from the Golden Horseshoe Revue, including headliners Betty Taylor and Wally Boag, agreed to entertain troops in Vietnam through a USO program called Hollywood Overseas.  The tour was possible in large part because facilities …

At Home and Abroad

by David Ervin @ Military Experience & The Arts

by Michael Lund On a January 1967 patrol in a remote valley of the highland wilds in Binh Dinh province, South Vietnam, miles from any friendly force, United States Army infantryman Stephen Saunders screamed inside his head, “‘Nobody cough or move.’” His inner voice was trying to reach the inner ears of Ski and Hays, […]

“Saigon Life,” from Société de géographie de Lille, January 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Life in Saigon changes little from day to day. Indeed, it will be much the same tomorrow as it was today and yesterday. The days when the Messageries Maritimes courrier vessel arrives from France are without doubt the most interesting days for everyone in this town. The arrival of the courrier vessel within sight of […]

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Vietnam Selective Service Lottery

Vietnam Selective Service Lottery

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

“Uncle Sam” The summer of 1969 I got my induction papers from “Uncle Sam.” I think it read “I Want You.” I had orders to enter the United States Army on September 2, 1969. That letter didn’t surprise me one … Continue reading

Col. Maggie Raye: A One Woman USO

Col. Maggie Raye: A One Woman USO

by Jnpickens @ Martha Raye Vietnam – Comet Over Hollywood

During world wars and conflicts, celebrity USO shows travel to military bases and overseas to raise morale for the men and women fighting for freedom. One film star who is the most associated with entertaining troops is Bob Hope, who … Continue reading

Last Days in Vietnam

Last Days in Vietnam

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

Sundance Film Festival Documentary I left Vietnam in April of 1971 after serving 13-months with Charlie Troop 1/9th, 1st Air Cavalry Division. I recall how I felt when South Vietnam fell four years later in April of 1975. Those feelings … Continue reading

The first black unit fighting in the Civil War: The Commander said they were the best soldiers in every respect.

by recoveryonline @ Recovery Team UAW 933

David Owen August 18, 2016 This story is significant from a historical aspect and from a tourism aspect. The destinations are scenically spectacular. Here is one of the most spectacular lodges in the United States. This is the West, not the East. In the Read More ...

Bob Hope and the USO: Rare, Candid Photos | Reader's Digest

Bob Hope and the USO: Rare, Candid Photos | Reader's Digest


Reader's Digest

Bob Hope was known for his dedication to American troops, and these rare photos attest to his lasting impact.

When Duke Met the Grunts

When Duke Met the Grunts


John Wayne - Official Site

BY MICHAEL GOLDMAN When John Wayne arrived in Vietnam in the summer of 1966 to visit American troops at the height of the Vietnam War as part of a tour co-sponsored by the USO’s Hollywood Overseas Committee and the U.S. Department of Defense, he was still in the early phases of developing the 1968 f

Bob Hope gives his last show in Vietnam - Dec 24, 1972 - HISTORY.com

Bob Hope gives his last show in Vietnam - Dec 24, 1972 - HISTORY.com


HISTORY.com

On this day in History, Bob Hope gives his last show in Vietnam on Dec 24, 1972. Learn more about what happened today on History.

“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. […]

Stamford vet recounts Nancy Sinatra’s Vietnam “Boots” tour for TV series

Stamford vet recounts Nancy Sinatra’s Vietnam “Boots” tour for TV series


StamfordAdvocate

Stamford vet recounts Nancy Sinatra’s Vietnam “Boots” tour for TV series STAMFORD — Frank LiVolsi was unfazed when a television producer called to ask about sending a car to pick him up in Stamford and drive him to New York for an interview about his experience in Vietnam. LiVolsi, who was a captain with the Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, has been asked many times about the 10 days in February 1967 when he escorted singer Nancy Sinatra around the military bases near Saigon. The soldiers had adopted Sinatra’s hit song, “These Boots are Made for Walkin,’ ” as their own, and she wanted to perform for them. The producer asked LiVolsi to bring Super 8 film he’d shot of Sinatra’s tour for a series CNN was preparing, Soundtracks: A description of episode three reads: “Perhaps no other era in American history saw such an intense outpouring of politically driven popular music as the years around the Vietnam war.” Sinatra explained in the book why she wanted to do the USO tour. [...] did several other officers, so LiVolsi summoned his powers of persuasion - the Army had just put him through law school - and drew his ethnic card. LiVolsi didn’t know much about “These Boots are Made for Walkin,’” or other songs featured in the Vietnam episode of “Soundtracks” — “Ballard of the Green Berets” by Sgt. Barry Sadler; “I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore” by Phil Ochs; “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield; and “War” by Edwin Starr. “I want there to be a law that says that, before politicians can declare a war, they have to serve in a combat zone for at least a month,” he said.

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. […]

“Assassination of a King: Details of the Latest Annamite Intrigues” from Le Matin, 4 August 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Kien-Phuc, nephew of Tu-Duc – The assassination of his predecessor – A palace revolution – Causes of our Expedition – The role of M. de Champeaux – The poisoning of Hiep-Hoa We know by dispatch of the death of the king of Annam, Kien-Phuc, who was aged just seventeen. Who was this sovereign? How had […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows


South Carolina ETV

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours. According to HistoryNet.com, “Hope’s Vietnam engagements were among the most dangerous ever for the funnyman and his entertainers.”

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 […]

Palm Springs - Bob Hope | Holiday Show Pays Homage to Bob Hope USO Tour

Palm Springs - Bob Hope | Holiday Show Pays Homage to Bob Hope USO Tour


Palm Springs Life

Returning to the Palm Springs Air Museum on Dec. 5, “Thanks for the Memories” will be a special holiday performance that pays homage to Bob Hope’s legendary Christmas shows for the troops.

DHI 035 – Project Spring

by Todd James Pierce @ Disney History Institute

DHI Podcast 035 – Project Spring In the early 1960s, Walt Disney explored building a tourist attraction in Monterey, California. The story of that never-built project on the DHI Podcast. iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/j34rl38 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85297&refid=stpr GooglePlay: http://tinyurl.com/jurtey3 Libsyn: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5054160

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Charlie in the Mess Hall

Charlie in the Mess Hall

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

The following is an accurate account of the capture of a suspected VC/NVA working in the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division mess hall in Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam. The year was 1970 while I was serving with the … Continue reading

An eccentric German built up a major sports brand and built a paradise in Africa

by recoveryonline @ Recovery Team UAW 933

David Owen August 26, 2016 There is no way it is even remotely like Colonialism or exploitation like the past history of Africa. It could be a model for all of rural Africa to bring in money from tourism and to Read More ...

“The Court of Annam modernises,” Les Annales coloniales: organe de la “France coloniale modern,” 14 December 1912

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Packed with the usual colonial arrogance and assumptions of western superiority, this short 1912 article by Henri Cosnier sheds interesting light on French Governor General Paul Doumer’s policy towards the royal court in Huế The powerful breath of modernism carries off, one after the other, the sumptuous traditions of the court of Hue. The republican […]

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Emperor Khai Dinh in France: A Victory for French Cuisine, Le Monde illustré 8 July 1922

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Our host, His Majesty Khaï-Dinh, Emperor of Annam, has on several occasions shown himself to be an Asian sovereign who knows how to appreciate European customs. At the time of his reception at the Hôtel de Ville, when he was obliged to sign the registers of honour, the Emperor, before taking his calligraphy brush as […]

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Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors “Magical Mystery Tour,” Dec. 16, 2017

by Site Staff @ Palm Springs Life

Keeping the focus on real estate, the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors combined its 2018 installation of officers and board of directors members with a caravan of luxury homes.

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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 […]

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: […]

Helicopters in the Vietnam War

Helicopters in the Vietnam War

by usastruck @ My Vietnam Experience

The New Cavalry During the Vietnam War, the United States relied on the helicopter as never before. The helicopter’s role in combat expanded enormously in this conflict as thousands of “choppers” rapidly transported personnel throughout the war zone. Heavily armed … Continue reading

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