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Song of war #8: Đưa Em Về Quê Hương (Take You To the Country)

I set out a few basic criteria in the making of this compilation.  One is no more than two songs from the same composer.  One is to seek a wide variety on style and content.  1,812 more words

South Vietnam

Tet Offensive: Media agenda or true victory?

One of the most unpopular wars in U.S. history, the Vietnam War lasted from 1955 to 1975. The Tet Offensive was a coordinated attack launched by the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces on the lunar new year holiday (also known as Tet) in 1968.   434 more words


"Visions of Vietnam": Every Hangover Has A Silver Lining

Excerpt from the forthcoming memoir by David J. McCallum,

Visions of Vietnam: An Army Medic’s View of the War

December ’65 – December ’66

Back at base camp, I visited my friend, Steve, at the 1st of the 12th Cav. 346 more words

David J. McCallum

And the Winner is ...

by Andrew Wiest

I knew from the moment that I met John Young that I needed to write a book about him – a book that sought to redefine the historical vision of the Vietnam combat experience. 999 more words

Vietnam War

Helicopters in the Vietnam War

The New Cavalry

During the Vietnam War, the United States relied on the helicopter as never before. The helicopter’s role in combat expanded enormously in this conflict as thousands of “choppers” rapidly transported personnel throughout the war zone. 126 more words

Vietnam War

The Rain- Vietnam Veteran Sniper Reflects on His Experiences Through Poetry

The Rain- Vietnam Veteran Sniper Reflects on His Experiences Through Poetry

John Steinmeyer served in Vietnam as an Infantry Sergeant with the 9th division in the Mekong Delta, then was transferred to the 25th Division and served the last half of his tour in a sniper team. 178 more words

Vietnam Veterans

Operation LZ traveling to care center

KIMT News 3 – It’s an event local Vietnam veterans will never forget.  Operation LZ, a five day event to give them the welcome home they never received. 127 more words