Category: VIETNAM WAR

The Vietnam War lasted from 1 November 1955 to 30 April 1975, officially between North Vietnam (North Vietnam) and South Vietnam (South Vietnam). In reality, it…

Operation Frequent Wind, the largest helicopter evacuation on record, begins removing the last Americans from Saigon. The North Vietnamese had launched their final offensive in…

Fifty years after being shot down during the Vietnam War US pilot’s remains have finally been returned home to the town of Rangeley in the United…

Nguyen Ngoc Loan (December 11th, 1930 – July 14th, 1998) was the chief of National Police in South Vietnam. Loan attracted worldwide attention following his…

Carlos Hathcock was a genuine Vietnam War hero and an undisputed legend in the U.S. Marine Corps for his exploits in southeast Asia. With a…

He was a POW for years, and instead of beating up his captors, chose to beat himself up, instead. His reward? To be laughed at…

The Huey helicopter, formally known as the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, was a famous Vietnam Era helicopter. It was originally developed by Bell Helicopters as a…

In the middle of the Vietnam War, the US was considering using atomic bombs in order to end the frustration with being unable to control…

“Pardo’s Push,” by S.W. Ferguson. Source Of the 132 missions Bob Pardo flew in Vietnam with the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, the most significant is…

A Dustoff Huey was the most welcome site for American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Soldiers listened for the “whop-whop-whop” sound of the chopper that…

Basil L. Plumley was a soldier as well as an airborne combat infantryman in the US Army. He eventually reached the rank of Command Sergeant…

The Battle for Hamburger Hill left such a big mark on the American psyche that it has appeared in films, documentary series, video games and…