Category: VIETNAM WAR

Pardo’s Push Saved the Lives of Two Men, But Wasn’t Recognized for Decades

John "Bob" Pardo standing with his arms crossed + McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in flight

Capt. John R. “Bob” Pardo was assigned to the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, which attacked an integral North Vietnamese steel mill.…

Gary Wetzel: The MoH Recipient Who Rescued His Commander, Despite Losing His Arm to Enemy Action

Gary Wetzel, Sammy L. Davis, Dwight H. Johnson, Angelo Liteky and James Allen Taylor standing together

Medal of Honor recipients are built differently than your average soldier, and there’s no one who proves this more than Sp4c. Gary Wetzel. The Vietnam…

Roy Benavidez Survived ‘Six Hours of Hell’ to Save His Comrades

Ronald Reagan presenting Roy Benavidez with the Medal of Honor

Roy Benavidez served during the Korean War and in Vietnam, although it’s his actions in the latter that he’s best known for. In an incredible…

Held Captive: Airman Richard Keirn Survived Being a Prisoner of War In Both WWII and Vietnam

Military portrait of Richard Keirn + Aerial view of Hỏa Lò Prison

Many servicemen found themselves fighting in not just the Second World War, but also in Vietnam. However, very few were held captive as prisoners of…

Joe Galloway: Legendary War Correspondent and Vietnam Hero

Joe Galloway standing in front of a hedge

Joe Galloway is certainly a well-known name to those familiar with the Vietnam War. Whether through his book, We Were Soldiers Once… And Young, or the…

Paris Davis’ Heroics in Vietnam Warrant the Medal of Honor – Why Hasn’t the US Army Awarded Him It?

Military aide holding the Medal of Honor

A number of soldiers distinguished themselves during the Vietnam War, but few displayed the bravery of Paris Davis. One of the first African-American officers in…

These Celebrities Bravely Served During the Vietnam War

Behind the scenes photo of Oliver Stone on the set of 'Natural Born Killers' + R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket' + Dale Dye dressed in his US Marine Corps uniform

Prior to embarking on their Hollywood careers – and even during them – a number of celebrities opt to serve in the US military. While…

MACV-SOG: The Vietnam-Era Special Operators You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Members of MACV-SOG standing together outside

You’ve heard of the elite Navy SEALs and Green Berets who conducted guerrilla and counter-guerrilla operations, trained local troops and quashed enemy uprising in Vietnam.…

Thanksgiving Day Mission: Six MACV-SOG Commandos vs. 30,000 Enemy Troops

MACV-SOG reconnaissance team standing together

Thanksgiving, a time for filling yourself with turkey, stuffing and potatoes in various different forms – unless you’re MACV-SOG, that is. Then it’s a time…

David Larsen Took On 50 Enemy Troops With Just An M60 Machine Gun

Soldiers walking ashore in Vietnam + Navy Cross

When an ambush turned sour, Petty Officer David Larsen took up arms to provide support for his fellow servicemen. Taking on an enemy force of…

Hugh Thompson Jr. Saved Innocent Civilians During the Mỹ Lai Massacre – He Was Deemed a Traitor

PFC Capezza setting fire to a hut + Military portrait of Hugh Thompson Jr. + Soldier's Medal

The Vietnam War saw the US military employ a number of controversial tactics in the name of protecting the American public. One of the worst…

Despite Being Up Against 2,000 Enemy Troops, Bernard Fisher Risked His Life to Save a Fellow Airman

Military portrait of Bernard Fisher

During the Vietnam War, a number of US military service members distinguished themselves. Among them was US Air Force pilot Bernard Fisher, who risked his…