Over an hour of U.S. Air Force bombing and strafing videos from 1967 in Vietnam. Check the list of pilots to see if one of your veteran friends or family was involved. (more…)
Posts involving all U.S military operations in Vietnam.
Video of First Infantry Division combat operations cleanup by Companies B, C and D of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in early December 1967. (Warning: Disturbing content).
Army Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez was a true hero who shared his heart-wrenching life story the day he was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Ronald Reagan. The video inside contains comments by the President and then an amazing speech by an American hero. (more…)
Video of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division (Big Red 1) C Company 1/18 Infantry Battalion in Vietnam. The footage was taken between May 3-18, 1966. (more…)
The First Infantry Division of the United States Army is one of the proudest units in that service. During the Vietnam War the “Big Red 1” saw 6,146 of its soldiers die in combat, a figure that exceeds the total US forces losses in the recently completed Iraq War. Look inside for combat photos of […]
One of my platoon sergeants in the 1980s told me this story. He was a newly arrived soldier in Vietnam and had just joined his unit. The first night he was there their base was mortared and the young soldier headed for a nearby bunker to take cover. (more…)
Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. (born July 15, 1924) is a retired United States Navy rear admiral, naval aviator and a former Republican U.S. senator for the state of Alabama. He spent almost eight years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and later wrote a book about his experiences. Denton and Tschudy were both held […]
Operation Lam Son 719 — When the U.S. attacked the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, they avoided sending in ground troops, leaving that to South Vietnamese fighters. Pilots like Bob Clewell supported the battle, flying in the largest helicopter operation in the war.
Rank and organization: Sergeant First Class (then S/Sgt.), U.S. Army, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Place and date: Republic of Vietnam, 19 February 1968. Entered service at: Trenton, N.J. Born: 27 October 1942, Trenton, N.J. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of […]
Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 1st Battalion, (Mechanized), 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Ben Cui, Republic of Vietnam, 21 August 1968. Entered service at: Odessa, Tex. Born: 11 May 1947, Alpine, Tex. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above […]
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Air Force, 37th ARS Da Nang AFB, Republic of Vietnam. Place and date: Khesanh, 9 November 1967. Entered service at: Colorado Springs, Colo. Born: 9 May 1930, Chicago, Ill. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. Young […]