Information on the Battle of Hamburger Hill during The Vietnam War, also known as Hill 937. The battle, which was fought on May 10-20, 1969 was a direct assault against a heavily defended and strategically insignificant hill, resulted in over 400 U.S. casualties and caused an outrage back home. ‘Don’t mean nothin’. That was the refrain of the powerful 1987 [...]
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Consortiumnews reports: Exclusive: A half-century ago, religious clashes in Vietnam — leading to a dramatic photo of a Buddhist priest burning himself alive — shocked the U.S. government and drove it deeper into the morass of the Vietnam War, a confluence of religion and politics that remains relevant today, as war correspondent Beverly Deepe Keever explains. By Beverly Deepe Keever The 40th anniversary of the withdrawal [...]
The astonishing claims of a 76-year-old man found living in Vietnam who says he is a U.S. war veteran presumed dead 44-years ago have been exposed as a hoax. The story of Sgt. John Hartley Robertson as told by a new documentary ‘Unclaimed’ gripped the world on Tuesday – raising the astounding possibility that an American POW escaped from his [...]
After serving in combat during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Max Cribelar is what some veterans would call a “Hard Charger.” His decision to serve has left his life marked with anniversaries and his mind full of terrible memories; but even after all he has been through, he said he would do it all over again. “I volunteered and [...]
Steven M. Deutsch was a highly decorated Marine Corps veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Deutsch, 92, of Cornwall, died April 13. He was a 1938 graduate of Cornwall High School and retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. as a salesman in California. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. [...]
If you thought you knew all there was to know about the Vietnam War, you were wrong. For example: ever heard of the “Mere Gook Rule,” a code of conduct the US military came up with in order to make it easier for soldiers to murder Vietnamese civilians without feeling too bad about it? (“It’s only a mere gook you’re [...]
Return to the Vietnam War – Never seen before photos go on display capturing one soldiers experience of the war.
A Chinook rescues a downed Huey from a rice paddy near Trang Bang, January 1969 I have to confess to something of an obsession with the Vietnam War, which most likely stems from the fact that pictures of the conflict began my lifelong love of photography. McCullin, Faas, Page, Huet, Burrows and so on: all those great photographers’ work [...]
In 1976 I optioned “Platoon” to a producer, but it was not made. The production manager asked me to entrust him with many of my prints and negatives from Vietnam. He thoughtlessly sent it all in a package from New York to Los Angeles, but it never arrived. I’m sure they’re somewhere in this world—anyone know (reward offered)? So recently [...]
By Marianne Brown The number of war-era bombs and mines reported in central Vietnam has risen in recent years as more contaminated land is cleared for development. Many people know the dangers but accidents continue to claim lives. Nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War, an estimated 600,000 tons of unexploded ordnance, known as UXO, remain in the ground. Vietnamese authorities [...]
No matter how far Herbert Livingston traveled during a long career in the U.S. Marine Corps, a souvenir from World War II went with him. While stationed in Australia, Livingston had a horse’s head tattooed in blue ink on his right forearm and a colorful design with the name of his Australian girlfriend inked into his left. Nearly 70 years [...]