Category: VIETNAM WAR

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…

Operation Babylift: Effort to Save the Children of South Vietnam That Started So Tragically

The Vietnam War was one of the most brutal modern conflicts since WWII. The world was appalled by the bloodshed and the very many atrocities…

Leaving No Man Behind, Bennie Adkins Missed the Evacuation Helicopter and Helped a Team Evade Capture in the Jungles of Vietnam for Over 48 Hours

To be perfectly honest, one can’t be sure how to write a headline for the Medal of Honor actions displayed by Command Sergeant Major Bennie…

First He Shielded a Wounded Marine From a Grenade With His Body; Then He Gave His Life To Save Him

There are stories often left out of popular history, not because they don’t warrant attention but because someone in battle gave so much so soon…

After 30 Years, Emotional Scars From Vietnam Find Unexpected Healing

A small group of young men waited to board a C-130, which was to take them to the next assignment-another American base carved out of…

Red against Red – China’s Failed 27 Day Invasion Of Vietnam

In 1979, China invaded Vietnam because Vietnam had invaded Cambodia, whose rulers were backed by China. The conflict lasted a month and resulted in tens…

Vietnam MIAs Accounted for and Returned to their Hometowns

It’s been 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, but there are still over 1,500 men who served there whose bodies remain unaccounted…

The Immense Tet Offensive – One Of The Biggest Campaigns In The Vietnam War

In the late evening hours of January 30, 1968, the Vietnamese New Year began. This annual celebratory event, known as Tet, signaled the coming of…