Category: VIETNAM WAR

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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.…