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Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

by Melissa Renwick @ www.bgdailynews.com - RSS Results

Brennan Caton, center, Misty Lawson and Courtney Caton, right, listen to the coast guard radio inside their home for updates on the tsunami warnings that shook Tofino, British Columbia, after the Alaskan earthquake on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A tsunami…

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’…

"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!

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 ...

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.

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 […]

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.

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…

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…

Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

By Lt. Col.(ret) Brian M. DeToy, PhD & Sheryl Rankin Shafer Photo Credit: Sheryl Rankin Shafer Vietnam. The word itself conjured up so many images, so many memories for my wife and me. It was associated so deeply with our youth. I was born in 1962 on an Army camp on Okinawa and Sheryl a … Continue reading Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

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Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

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

Tofino residents and visitors leave the community center after the tsunami warning ends, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Tofino, British Columbia. A tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia was canceled Tuesday morning after people living along parts of…

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…

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…

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 …

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 […]

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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Vietnam Hero

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

50 years ago last week Father Angelo Litecky, priest of 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, earned the Medal of Honor for his heroism in bringing 20 wounded men to safety in a very tough battle in Bien Hoa. The article in the link below tells the incredible story. Join us next April 16-29, 2018 as we … Continue reading Vietnam Hero

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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 […]

Tour of Duty - Douglas Brinkley - Paperback

Tour of Duty - Douglas Brinkley - Paperback


HarperCollins US

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...

CEO says company working to stop 'Tide pod challenge'

CEO says company working to stop 'Tide pod challenge'

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

FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2012, file photo, a warning label is attached to a package of Tide laundry detergent packets in Houston. Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod challenge,” a social media-fueled…

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

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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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

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…

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…

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

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

A van backs down the road as Tofino, British Columbia, residents and visitors flood out of the community center after the tsunami warning ends, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia was canceled Tuesday…

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


Adlibris

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 with virtually everyone who knew Kerry in Vietnam. Kerry also relegated to Brinkley his letters home from Vietnam, voluminous "war notes" journals 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.Throughout, Brinkley deftly deals with issues such as U.S. atrocities in Vietnam and the bombing of Cambodia. Using information from the newly released Nixon tapes, Brinkley reveals how White House aides Charles Colson and H. R. Haldeman tried to discredit Kerry. Refusing to be intimidated, Kerry ran for public office, eventually becoming a Senator from Massachusetts. But he never forgot his fallen comrades returning to Vietnam numerous times to look for MIAs and POWs. When President Clinton officially recognized Vietnam in 1995, at long last Kerry's thirty-year-long tour of duty ended.

“Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II”

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

“In the fall of 1941, mysterious letters appeared in the mailboxes of a select group of young women attending the Seven Sisters colleges. Chosen for their aptitude in such subjects as math, English, history, foreign languages and astronomy, the women were invited to meet one-on-one with senior professors. At Wellesley, the students were asked unusual … Continue reading “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II”

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Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

by sheryl shafer @ vietnam war – Essential History Expeditions

By Lt. Col.(ret) Brian M. DeToy, PhD & Sheryl Rankin Shafer Photo Credit: Sheryl Rankin Shafer Vietnam. The word itself conjured up so many images, so many memories for my wife and me. It was associated so deeply with our youth. I was born in 1962 on an Army camp on Okinawa and Sheryl a … Continue reading Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

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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 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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“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. […]

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

by Melissa Renwick @ www.bgdailynews.com - RSS Results

A van backs down the road as Tofino, British Columbia, residents and visitors flood out of the community center after the tsunami warning ends, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia was canceled Tuesday…

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

Hello Historumians

by Bootfish @ Historum - History Forums

Hello everyone, I'm a sixty-something retiree and history buff. I stumbled upon Historum during my re-read of Clifford J. Rogers' "The Wars of...

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 – […]

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. […]

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…

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

by By MARK THIESSEN and BECKY BOHRER Associated Press @ www.bgdailynews.com - RSS Results

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert early Tuesday warned that a tsunami could smash into the state's southern…

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…

Hello Historumians

by Bootfish @ Historum - History Forums

Hello everyone, I'm a sixty-something retiree and history buff. I stumbled upon Historum during my re-read of Clifford J. Rogers' "The Wars of...

Turkey urged to show restraint in assault on Syrian Kurds

Turkey urged to show restraint in assault on Syrian Kurds

by Ibrahim Mase @ www.bgdailynews.com - RSS Results

A convoy of Turkish Army armoured personnel carriers led by a tank are driven toward the border with Syria, in the outskirts of Hassa, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has announced that a second Turkish…

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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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 […]

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 …

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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.

Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

by sheryl shafer @ vietnam war – Essential History Expeditions

On December 12, 1969, a 1,350-man Civic Action Group from the Army of the Philippines, departs South Vietnam. They were part of the Free World Military Forces, an effort by President Johnson to enlist allies for the war. By securing support, Johnson hoped to build an international consensus behind his Vietnam policies. The Philippine unit … Continue reading Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

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Al Gore in Vietnam

Al Gore in Vietnam


Snopes.com

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

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...

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

by Melissa Renwick @ www.bgdailynews.com - RSS Results

Tofino residents and visitors leave the community center after the tsunami warning ends, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Tofino, British Columbia. A tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia was canceled Tuesday morning after people living along parts of…

The Importance of Remembering

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

Here is a very interesting article on the importance of the US in the Great War, and the importance of remembering. https://www.msn.com/…/has-the-us-forgotten-abou…/ar-BBFYGdz… We will be leading a phenomenal expedition to France next July 1-7 to do just that — remember America in World war One. The beautiful French countryside adds to the trip! Check-out the … Continue reading The Importance of Remembering

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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…

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, […]

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

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A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and leading officials to urge residents to seek higher ground. (Jan. 23)

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: […]

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…

Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

On December 12, 1969, a 1,350-man Civic Action Group from the Army of the Philippines, departs South Vietnam. They were part of the Free World Military Forces, an effort by President Johnson to enlist allies for the war. By securing support, Johnson hoped to build an international consensus behind his Vietnam policies. The Philippine unit … Continue reading Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

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World War I Era Family

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

100 years ago on December 15th, my grandparents married on my grandmother Myrtle’s 18th birthday. Weeks later, Grandpa Bill received his draft notice to join the Army infantry. Earlier, when he’d tried to enlist, he’d been turned down for medical reasons. Now, in December 1917, he was determined fit. He underwent basic training and shipped … Continue reading World War I Era Family

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Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

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

Brennan Caton, center, Misty Lawson and Courtney Caton, right, listen to the coast guard radio inside their home for updates on the tsunami warnings that shook Tofino, British Columbia, after the Alaskan earthquake on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A tsunami…

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

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.

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