Vietnam War | War History

Charlie Beckwith: How The Father Of Delta Force Formed The Elite Fighting Group

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…

This Art Installation Pays Tribute to the Soldiers Who Lost Their Lives in Vietnam

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,…

The Baffling Death Of Mike Turpin, A US Army Broadcaster In Vietnam

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.…

Remember When Mickey Mouse Fought In the Vietnam War?

Mickey Mouse walking by a billboard saying "JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE WORLD"

There was a lot of protest surrounding the United States’ involvement in Vietnam. Many felt the government was unjust in its decision to conscript men…

The M42 Duster Played A Crucial Role in Vietnam

M42 Duster

From 1966 until the end of the Vietnam War, the relatively small yet extremely deadly M42 Duster was brought out of retirement and used against…

This Multiple Purple Heart Recipient is the Most Decorated Native American Soldier in US History

American soldiers during the Vietnam War

Pascal Cleatus Poolaw was a veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, receiving the Purple Heart in each. Over his military career,…

The Absurd Rules-of-Engagement GIs Had to Follow During the Vietnam War

Michelin Tire Company and Vietnam War rubber trees plantation

The United States’ withdrawal from Vietnam is viewed as one of the most humiliating moments for the mighty nation. The most powerful military on earth,…

Carl Gamble: The Vietnam Vet and Airline Pilot Who Saved His Passengers from a Hijacker

Captain Carl Gamble

On March 27, 1984, a passenger aboard Piedmont flight 451 told a flight attendant that the aircraft was laden with explosives, and demanded a new…

After 50 Years, Vietnam War Veteran Receives Purple Heart

Six Purple Heart medals against a red backdrop

An African American Vietnam War veteran has had his discharge status changed following work by students of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.…

Robin Olds: The Pilot Whose Mustache Was As Famous As His Achievements In the Cockpit

Robin Olds in his pilots' gear

Robin Olds was an iconic man known for his exceptional flying skills and equally exceptional mustache, which, as he said, was the “middle finger I…

Legendary Sniper Carlos Hathcock Took Out An Enemy Marksmen In Epic Fashion

US Marine Corps portrait of Carlos Hathcock + Carlos Hathcock holding his sniper rifle

US Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock easily features in the ranks of history’s greatest snipers, alongside such figures as Vasily Zaytsev, Lyudmila Pavlichenko and Simo…

Dan Bullock: The Youngest Serviceman Killed In Action During the Vietnam War

Dan Bullock

On June 7 1969 a US Marine by the name of Dan Bullock was killed by the People’s Army of Vietnam. Although he was one…