Vietnam War | War History

Hollywood to Cover Mỹ Lai Massacre in New Film, ‘Two Wolves’

Caleb Landry Jones + Newspaper headline about the Mỹ Lai Massacre + Viggo Mortensen

A film covering the events in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War will enter production in the latter part of 2022. Two Wolves will explore…

A Green Hell: Fort Sherman’s Jungle School Army

Troop lying down on the jungle floor

Jungle warfare is its own beast. Often called a “Green Hell,” the terrain, animal species and weather conditions force soldiers to contend with an environment…

The U.S. NAVY Dropped a ‘Toilet Bomb’ from an A-1H Skyraider While in North Vietnam

Toilet Bomb

In 1965, a US Skyraider took off from a US aircraft carrier en route to Vietnam. The aircraft was laden with ordnance to be dropped…

The Original Instruction Manual for the M16 was a Vietnam War Comic Book

M16 used in Vietnam

The M16 assault rifle was meant to revolutionize the soldier, giving him a powerful, lightweight, and flexible all-in-one weapon. With the stopping power and accuracy…

4,000 Sea Mines Were Set Off By the Sun During the Vietnam War

Illustration of solar flares on the surface of the Sun

In August 1972, American magnetic sea mines in the oceans surrounding northern Vietnam began simultaneously exploding. They had been strategically placed to detonate close to…

The U.S. has used Ghosts, Vampires, and other Superstitions as Psychological Warfare

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…

Laos and the CIA’s “Secret War” Inside the Most Bombed Country Per Capita

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…

A Comrade’s Betrayal Led to Richard Fitzgibbon Jr.’s Death In Vietnam

US soldiers running out of a Bell UH-1D Iroquois "Huey"

The official start of the Vietnam War varies. Some view 1887 as the start, when France colonized Vietnam and renamed it French Indochina, or 1946,…

Milton L. Olive III: The First Black Soldier to Receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War

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…

Black and Native American Veterans May be Upgraded to the Medal of Honor

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…

M50 Ontos – The “Thing” that was Hated by the Army and Loved by the Marines

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…

Thief Steals Dead Veteran’s Purple Heart and Trades it for a Mountain Dew

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.…