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Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star - Silence Was It's Only Protection

Here is an interesting little Vietnam War era aircraft developed in the heat of battle that unlike many experimental aircraft, actually worked out to be perfect for the role it was intended to undertake! 782 more words

Aviation

Looking Back by Sarah Sherman McGrail

Sarah Sherman McGrail’s two-volume set, Looking Back: A History of Boothbay Region’s Veterans during the Korean and Vietnam Wars (Cozy Harbor Press; 562 pp., Vol. I; 586 pp., Vol. 456 more words

Nonfiction

Military History: How 'Nam Helped Secure Our Borders

 

How the Vietnam War Brought High-Tech Border Surveillance to America

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An interesting read on what I like to call “Practical Military History.” 9 more words

Military History

Interviewing historians: George Veith on his book Black April

The South Vietnamese military – the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces (RVNAF) – has always figured in the voluminous historical scholarship about the Vietnam War.  For a long time and for a host of reasons, however, there was little depth on the topic.  4,059 more words

History

A Wall With A Name On It

Back in June, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall made an appearance in Clifton Park, New York. I took the short drive north to embrace and snap some pictures of the memorial. 482 more words

Babbles

Ho Chi Who?

I just had a strange experience just now watching Apocalypse Now with Wipa, a Thai woman who was born in 1969.  We’re going to Viet Nam on holiday in about three weeks, and she’s sort of excited and scared to go to such a foreign place. 536 more words

Hidden in Plain Sight

The 57,307 names etched on the black granite of the Vietnam memorial located in Constitution Gardens in Washington,D.C. are the obvious reminder of war and sacrifice made for freedom. 96 more words