Category: VIETNAM WAR

From Jockey to Tunnel Rat – Viet Nam Vet Tells His Story

Standing only five foot tall in a line of thirty other young men, Kennith Ritchie waited for what everyone knew what was to come –…

Real Life Air America: The CIA’s Covert Airline Used for Everything, including Drug Smuggling

The United States has lots of airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, etc. One airline most people have not heard of is Air…

The Raid: The Failed Son Tay Prison Rescue Mission

Shortly after 2:00 am on the morning of November 21, 1970, the night sky near Hanoi was shattered by the roar of planes on their…

It’s True! A toilet was used as an aerial bomb during the Vietnam War

On November 4, 1965, some Vietnamese came across a very strange object that looked as if it had been dropped from the sky. Was it…

The Battle of Long Tan: 1500 Strong VC and NVA Force Ambushed 108 Aussies, They Lost

During the Vietnam War, 108 Australian soldiers stood against some 1,500 to 2,500 Vietnamese forces near the village of Long Tan. When the battle was…

How a South Vietnamese Pilot Stole A Chinook, Rescued His family Out Of Saigon And Crashed It Next To A Carrier

In April 1975, Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army, taking everyone by surprise. Panic ensued as Americans and South Vietnamese fled. For those who…

Fall of Saigon – The Decisive End of the Vietnam War

World War II ended officially on 2nd September 1945. On the surface, harmony was restored in most of the world, and all out efforts were…

Para Rescue Jumper Duane Hackney, The Most Decorated Enlisted Man in US Air Force History

An Air Force Cross, the Silver Star, 4 Distinguished Flying Crosses with a Combat V, 2 Purple Hearts, 18 Air Medals, and ok, we have…

Top 11 Battles of the 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…

Raw Footage – 1st Air Cavalry Division – Vietnam War Helicopter Assault

This video footage is narrated by Military Policeman Michael Baker. It opens with a description of assault tactics carried out by helicopters by the 1st…

Killed While Leading From The Front, Australian Peter Badcoe was Awarded a Victoria Cross and an American Silver Star in Vietnam

When a warrior is set to receive the nation’s highest military honor, it is often for a singular event of conspicuous gallantry far beyond the…

Despite Frequent Disciplinary Problems, “Bunker Buster” Joe Hooper Was Awarded Medal of Honor Plus More In Vietnam

It is often the case that the men who give you the most trouble in garrison are exactly the sort of man that you want…