Category: VIETNAM WAR

The 4 Month Long Battle for Support Station Ripcord

FSB Ripcord Quad 50 1970- photo by Jack Wilhite 2/506 The Vietnam War was coming to its bitter end for the US Army by 1970…

Vietnam Helictoper Helped Save 40 Troops And For Helicopter Crewmen To Receive Medal Of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for bravery that America can bestow upon its soldiers. The medal is awarded personally by the…

The Battle of Long Tan: 1500 Strong VC and NVA Force Ambushed 108 Australians – And 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…

Vice Admiral Stockdale: “Hanoi Hilton” Beats His Face With a Stool, Cuts His Scalp & Wrists to Stop North Vietnamese Propaganda Attempts

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…

Paul Bucha with a single Company FIghts Off An Entire NVA Battalion and Earn the Medal of Honor

  It was the height of the Vietnam War. When the 3rd Battalion of the 187th Infantry decided to add a fourth company to their…

Youngest Vietnam War US Marine Was 14 Years Old, He Was Killed In Action Age 15

The story of an underage US Marine who fought in the Vietnam War has been uncovered. Dan Bullock joined the US Marines so that he…

The Only Marine to Earn a Medal of Honor for Actions as a POW, Donald Cook Was Truly Unbreakable in the Face of the Enemy

To be clear, there have been multiple Marines who displayed inexplicable gallantry in combat warranting a Medal of Honor before they were subsequently captured.  However,…

Sammy L. Davis: The Real Forrest Gump

While it might be disappointing to find out that there was no single individual who became a football star at Alabama, received the Medal of…

With the Enemy Approaching, He Sat Beside His Wounded Comrade, Pulled the Pin on Two Grenades, and Waited

Refusing to leave his mortally wounded comrade as the enemy approached, Australian Warrant Officer Kevin Wheatley pulled the pin on two grenades and waited for…

We Were Soldiers: Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley – Veteran of WWII, Korea & Vietnam

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…

Helicopter Pilot Who Stopped My Lai Massacre Was Called A Traitor In America & Almost Court-Martialed

On 16 March 1968, Hugh Thompson, Jr., Glenn Andreotta, and Lawrence Colburne did their best to protect Vietnamese civilians from being  slaughtered. In return for their…

How Vietnam War POW Doug Hegdahl Tricked His Captors by Playing a Fool and Memorized the Names Of 256 POWs Of His Camp

Learn how very convincing Vietnam War POW Doug Hegdahl was at acting his “stupidly stupid” character while at the hands of his Vietnamese captors leading…