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Hunting One of the World’s Smallest Deer in a War Zone

If you read the history books, they will tell you that North Vietnamese General Vo N. Giap scored a major tactical surprise with his Tet ’68 Offensive. 1,518 more words


A Dangerous Tossing Game, Played At Night

Second Platoon was circled up for the night in a defensive position high on top of a jungle clad mountain as near to Cambodia as we ever got, and I was sound asleep when the man on radio watch shook my shoulder. 1,269 more words


The Battle of the Knoll

The real heroes are all dead. They put it all on the line. They put everything they had, everything they could ever be, and then they were gone. 975 more words


The Attack At the Bridge

by john harrison

Jim Schlax was the 1st Platoon Leader of Alpha Company from the time Alpha Company was formed at Fort Campbell until he was wounded in Vietnam during Tet ’68. 1,903 more words


DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

The Department of Defense today identified three units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team ( 154 more words

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My Mother’s Machine-gun

by: johneharrison

In October of 1967 my unit, the fabled 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment of World War II, Band of Brothers fame, deployed to Vietnam as part of the 101st Airborne Division. 1,814 more words


A Very Sad Story: The Soldier Who Would Not Kill

One of the bravest men I have ever known was also one of the most foolish. While this is not an unusual combination, he did it in a unique, a very strange, and a very senseless way. 1,326 more words