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Christmas and War in the U.S. Armed Forces

Christmas bomb

America’s fighting men and women have endured the hardships of combat for almost 250 years. However, those hardships haven’t prevented Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen from celebrating the Holy holiday. CombatTales.com presents a look at American war fighters celebrating Christmas during times of war.

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Army Video Vietnam

101st Division Soldiers Find Weapons Cache – Ashau Valley Vietnam 1969

Vietnam captured weapons

Watch as soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 101st Division find a weapons cache in the Ashau Valley in Vietnam and then prepare to destroy the weapons and ordinance. Video shot on April 2, 1969.

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Army Video Vietnam

Video: 1st Infantry Division, 18th Infantry Regiment March 1966 Vietnam

1st Infantry Division

Raw video of soldiers from the United States Army’s 1st Battalion, of the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) in March, 1966 in Vietnam.

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Air Force Video Vietnam

U.S. Air Force Bombs and Strafes Enemy in Vietnam 1967


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.

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First Infantry Division Vietnam 1965-1970

Video of First Infantry Division conducting combat operations in Vietnam from 1965-1970.

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Army Video Vietnam

Amazing speech by MOH winner Army MSG Roy Benavidez

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Video: 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam, May 1966


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.

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Army Photo Galleries Vietnam

Images of the First Infantry Division in Vietnam

1st Infantry Division Patch
1st Infantry Division Patch
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 the First Division in the Vietnam War. Some of these photos may never have been published on the web before. These photos were taken during the 1965-1967 time period.

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Newbie gets scary meeting in Vietnam

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.

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Navy Video Vietnam

VIDEO: POW Blinks ‘Torture’ in Morse Code

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 as prisoners of war for almost eight years, four of which were spent in solitary confinement. Denton is best known for the 1966 North Vietnamese television interview he was forced to give as a prisoner, in which he ingeniously used the opportunity to communicate to American Intelligence.

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VIDEO: Vietnam in HD – Operation Lam Son.

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.

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VIDEO: Vietnam War Color Combat Footage 1963