Category: VIETNAM WAR

Robert McNamara pointing at a map of Vietnam

As the war in Vietnam raged on, the United States military began to run low on men willing to enlist and serve abroad. To increase…

Soldier saluting the American flag

Being a member of the US Army is one of the most valiant careers a person can choose. However, the job hasn’t always paid as…

Cavalry soldiers walking along a beach + American solider standing in a burning village + Black Hawk Down film still

US President Joe Biden has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, a $768 billion defense policy bill aimed at allocating military spending and procuring reforms…

Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump

The 1994 movie Forest Gump often ends up on lists of the greatest films ever made, thanks to its excellent story, great soundtrack, and brilliant…

President Lyndon B. Johnson placing the Medal of Honor around Dwight H. Johnson's neck

On January 15, 1968, tank driver Dwight H. Johnson transformed into a one man army after the tank he was driving became immobilized while under…

MoH recipient Drew Dennis Dix

Drew Dix was an American Special Forces soldier who famously participated in fighting in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968. In this action, Dix…

Marines walking through the jungle + Military portrait of William T. Perkins Jr.

There are few service members who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, and even fewer who have done so as a photographer. In fact,…

Passchendaele Photo

When discussing battles throughout the history of warfare, the participants and the equipment and tactics they used are usually the focus. However, the actual physical…

Sometimes the most interesting aspects of military operations are the small logistical matters that are often overlooked. An example of this is how the CIA…

Delta Force in Iraq in 1991

In the 1960s, Charlie Beckwith from the US military helped set up and lead an elite force of troops akin to the British SAS. Code-named…

View of Above and Beyond from below

At the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago, Illinois is one of the most powerful pieces of military art ever constructed. Titled Above and Beyond,…

Mike Turpin hardly seemed like the type of person who would die under mysterious circumstances. He had been in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division.…