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Stories from the National Naval Aviation Museum

Pensacola, Florida is without doubt the cradle of Naval Aviation. The US Navy’s first air station was founded there in 1914 on the abandoned Pensacola Navy Yard; since that time untold thousands of young men and women have learned to fly from this base located on the Sunshine State’s panhandle. 955 more words

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Have you ever had one of those moments, those ‘Toys In The Attic’ moments you hear about where somebody finds something really Incredible or valuable, like lost baseball cards, a forgotten valuable painting or heirloom that they never knew they had? 1,444 more words

Archives

The Vietnam War Attack Helicopter

Last week I discussed the minor role of the helicopter in World War II. This week I will look at the greatly increased use of the helicopter in the Vietnam War and how/why its role was so important. 613 more words

Westtown School

"Visions of Vietnam": Survival Instincts

Excerpt from the Forthcoming Memoir by David J. McCallum:

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

(December 1965 – December 1966)

As a medic in combat, I carried an M-16 rifle for two reasons: to protect the wounded and save myself. 174 more words

Vietnam War

VIDEO: HMS Eagle Documentary, 1968

A fascinating documentary made by prominent BBC reporter James Cameron (not to be confused with the director of Titanic and Avatar) covering one of the last cruises by the aircraft carrier HMS… 217 more words

Military

An Unbelievable Life by Rena Kopystenski

Rena Kopystenski’s An Unbelievable Life: The Woman Who Became Vietnam Veterans’ Voice Against Agent Orange (Strategic Media Books, 300 pp., $19.95, paper) is a tour de force of how one person can affect and benefit millions of others. 503 more words

Paperback

Charlie Don't Surf

Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War
John Steinbeck, Thomas E. Barden, ed.

My dad worked on the NYC subway system and, growing up, the family dog was a… 1,304 more words

Books