Viet Nam

Lies and Damned Lies!– Twitter Alert for Veterans; This is not Stolen Valor

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When things occur in bunches it usually means an invisible hand is at work.

Suddenly we’re seeing a spate of “Viet and Gulf War vets” claiming that Trump is among other things, a draft dodger.

Real Vietnam-era vets, whether Viet War #1, 1962-1968 (JFK-LBJ’s War) or Viet War #2, 1969-1973 (Nixon’s War.) know the difference.

Consider: Most young people under 50 were never taught there was a Vietnam War under the Democrats. Only Nixon. Just send Jesse Waters out on the street and ...

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Overwar, a Photo Gallery of Air Force in Vietnam, by Cade Martin

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From a friend and contributor, Ray Kasey, this covers many of the pilots alive today from the Vietnam War. Each has his tale. Cade Martin a fine photographer and patriot.

Just click “Overwar” to open.

Vassar

Overwar

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The Suicide of General Chesty Puller’s Son, Lewis, Jr.

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One of my best is a Marine. Remember, they never die. He was a Marine sniper in the early 60s. Served a short tour in Japan and another (one year) in Vietnam. I’m not sure how many enlistments he made it through, maybe two. He joined the Marines to avoid jail time from juvenile court judge (they still did that in those days) and probably left the Corps on the same terms. I believe he held the Corps record for ...

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U. S. Marines in Urban Warfare

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

Urban areas (cities and large towns), are important centers of gravity —points of interest that involve a complex range of human activities.  Throughout history military commanders have acknowledged that urban areas are either places that require protection, or they are centers that demand firm control.  These are mankind’s centers of population, transportation and communications hubs, seats of government, the sources of national wealth, and concentrations of industry.  Over the past three-hundred years, humans living in agrarian areas ...

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Early History of US Army Advisers and MAAG Mission in Vietnam, 1959-1963

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Seems you can’t turn your head without finding our friend SGM Fred Barnes in the middle of history. Last year we introduced Fred as an E-3 trooper whose unit was brought into to witness (as guinea pigs) the first and only firing of the Army’s famous atomic cannon in the Nevada desert in 1953.

(Fast forward six years, and Spec 5 Barnes found himself at the front of the history known in America as the “Vietnam War”, only four years before ...

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