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Ken Burns' Vietnam War

By now most Americans interested have watched Ken Burns’ documentary of the Vietnam War…..I have read many critiques both pro and con….me?  I was there and do not need to be reminded of the stupidity or the insanity….. 477 more words


Hill 397

Hill 397?…..maybe if I give a movie reference (movies that I will not watch….. I was there I do not need to remember the insanity) Hamburger Hill……..an exercise in futility. 255 more words


Report reveals deeper CIA role in 1963 Vietnam coup and Diem's assassination

A newly declassified report by the Inspector General of the United States Central Intelligence Agency reveals that the South Vietnamese generals who overthrew President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 used CIA money “to reward opposition military who joined the coup”. 291 more words

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Stephen B. Young: Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam’s Second President, Was a Strong Leader Who Built Up His Country

(Virtual Saigon)

In an article last month, Stephen B. Young, executive director of the Caux Round Table and expert on Vietnam history, provided some useful information on South Vietnam and its second president, Nguyen Van Thieu. 638 more words

Modern History

A 1967 Blue Vespa Super

At first since I knew scooter in 2009, I had only my father’s scooter, which I have been riding it now, but one early 2014, i had decided to buy the new scooter from Trung, who have been my friend when we was student at university;  a 1967 VBC Vespa, the colour was light blue, that is also one of my favorite colours. 159 more words


The Loss Of Saigon

As a Viet Vet I am always having to have the conversation about that war….mostly with people that are too young to know what it was like or from older people that did not go and serve in the country. 240 more words


Things I love about Vietnam

Everybody loves lists! I invite you to share your favourite things about Vietnam.

In no particular order, here goes…

  1. Friendly people. Yes, we came across some absolutely lovely locals, especially in the Mekong Delta region.
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