Category: VIETNAM WAR

Solar Flare and Sea Mines

In August 1972, large numbers of US magnetic mines in the oceans surrounding North Vietnam began spontaneously exploding. The mines were strategically placed to detonate…

War and Psychological Tricks using mythical creatures

The US military has the most extensive arsenal of weapons and equipment in the world. If something needs to be destroyed, the US will likely…

Despite strategic bombing being an iconic symbol of the Second World War, Germany, nor any other European country for that matter, holds the title for…

Richard Fitzgibbons Jr and Vietnam Murder

The official start date of the Vietnam War varies depending on how you define the “start.” You may consider 1887 as the start of the…

Milton L Olive - War Hero

Milton L. Olive III came from humble beginnings, bouncing between Chicago and his grandparents’ farm in Mississippi. Despite his ordinary upbringing, Olive would prove to…

The branches of the US military have been ordered to conduct a review on black and Native American recipients of the nation’s second-highest award for…

The M50 Ontos Thing - Popular in Vietnam

In the early 1950s, the US was on the hunt for a lightweight air-transportable tank destroyer. Similar attempts were made during WWII, but limitations in…

A dead veteran’s Purple Heart medal was stolen from a family’s home in North Carolina, only to be traded for a bottle of Mountain Dew.…

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Not every aircraft that sounds great on paper actually proves to be great in practice. There are far more proposed aircraft designs than there are…

Lockheed YO-3 in flight

When thinking of stealth aircraft, designs like the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, Northrop B-2 Spirit, and the Lockheed U-2 spy plane come to mind, but the…

Scene from First Blood showing John Rambo hitchhiking.

The Rambo movies are some of the most beloved action flicks of all time. But there’s more to them than mindless carnage. A lot of thought…

During the filming of Oliver Stone's Platoon at a location near Manila, actors Willhem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger pose after a key scene in the movie which later became a classic about the Vietnam War

The movie Platoon and its iconic poster have, alongside films like Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now, become the ultimate representation of Vietnam War movies.…