Category: VIETNAM WAR

Vietnam War Movies That Best Show the Realities of the Conflict

Robert De Niro as Michael Vronsky in 'The Deer Hunter' + Martin Sheen as Capt. Benjamin L. Willard in 'Apocalypse Now'

Life was forever changed for the 2.7 million individuals who served in Vietnam. The realities of the war also changed cinema. Rather than show the…

John McCain Survived Being Imprisoned By the North Vietnamese for Over Five Years

Todd Neikirk
John McCain and three squad members standing around a North American T-2 Buckeye

During the years he served in the US Senate, John McCain was known for being a maverick. He earned this reputation by sticking to his…

Adrian Cronauer: The Charismatic Inspiration for ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’

Robin Williams as Adrian Cronauer in 'Good Morning, Vietnam' + Adrian Cronauer wearing a suit, with his military medals on his chest

Of all the films made about the Vietnam War, none are quite like 1987’s Good Morning, Vietnam. It follows Adrian Cronauer, a radio disc jockey…

Wes Studi Served in Vietnam Before Becoming an Actor and Veterans Advocate

Wes Studi as Magua in 'The Last of the Mohicans'

Wes Studi is best known for his roles in such award winning films as Dances with Wolves (1990), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Geronimo: An…

Mike Vining: The Incredible Career of the Man Behind the Military Meme

Three Sikorsky RH-53 Sea Stallions parked on the deck of an aircraft carrier + Mike Vining sitting with his arms resting on his knees

Circulating around the internet is a meme featuring a man wearing glasses and his military uniform. He’s adorned with a number of different ribbons and…

Snipers: The Four Greatest Marksmen In Military History

Chris Kyle staring at someone + Simo Häyhä smiling + Chris Hathcock smiling + Vasily Zaytsev holding his sniper rifle

Becoming one of the greatest snipers in history isn’t an easy feat to accomplish. The following four snipers, however, proved themselves worthy of the title…

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider: The Best Attack Plane Ever Made

Douglas A-1H Skyraider of the 602nd Special Operations Squadron over Vietnam, June 1970.

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was not only an integral aircraft used following WWII, but it was also a deadly weapon capable of eviscerating the enemy…

Richard Marcinko: The Controversial Navy SEAL Legend

Members of US Navy SEAL Team One onboard an Assault Boat + Richard Marcinko wearing a tank top and sunglasses

Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko had an average upbringing. Born into a family of Croatian and Slovakian immigrants living in Lansford, Pennsylvania, he was only 17…

The Unbelievable True Story of John ‘Chickie’ Donohue and ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’

Zac Efron as John "Chickie" Donohue in 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever'

There are a number of wartime stories involving beer. For example, William Speakman of the Royal Highland Regiment is famous for holding back 6,000 Chinese…

Operation Wandering Soul: The US Military’s Use of Psychological Warfare in Vietnam

US soldiers watching South Vietnamese run toward grounded helicopters

The US military is no stranger to the use of propaganda and psychological tricks when it comes to conducting war. During World War II, the…

US Air Force Pilot Richard Ritchie Shot Down Five Enemy Aircraft in Vietnam

Richard Ritchie wearing his pilot's jacket + McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in flight

On August 28, 1972, US Air Force Capt. Richard Stephen “Steve” Ritchie and Weapons System Officer Capt. Charles Barbin DeBellevue successfully shot down a North…

Robert Howard: The Decorated Green Beret Who was Nominated for the MoH Three Times

Robert Howard wearing his Medal of Honor

Robert L. Howard was a dedicated US Army Special Forces soldier who received 14 wounds during his 54 months in Vietnam. His service afforded him…