Category: VIETNAM WAR

Amazing Pilot Saved His Wingman, At 20,000 Feet Pushed A Damaged Phantom By Its Tail Hook Out Of North Vietnam

“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…

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…

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…

We Were Soldiers: Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley – Veteran of 3 Wars

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…

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…

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…

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

Jack Beckett

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…

What Kissinger Really Thought About Vietnam

Many people believe that Henry Kissinger supported the war in Vietnam throughout the 1960’s, and that was the reason Richard Nixon made him National Security…

Put up such a fight in captivity, Viet Cong executed him out of frustration. He was last heard singing “God Bless America”. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor

Captain Humbert Roque Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965), affectionately called “Rocky,” was an officer of the United States Army. He went on…

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…

Top 10 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…

Why The US Dumped Helicopters Overboard During the Vietnam War

Jack Beckett

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…