Tag Archive: digital books

Short-Timer – The Many Firsts of a Vietnam Combat Vet

By: SPC Richard S. Bergquist I first received this story in early August when a friend of mine emailed it to me with a note saying that it was rather unique and worth… Continue reading

52 Vets Recount Incidents Not Funny at the Time, but laughable Today!

Several weeks ago, I posted the following statement on my Facebook timeline:  “Recount an incident from your days in the service that wasn’t funny at the time, but makes you laugh today” –… Continue reading

Vietnam War: Good Luck Charms and Superstition

How many soldiers going to war believed in the magic of good luck charms and superstitions?  Seemed like everybody carried something in Vietnam as a talisman – an object representing protection and survival.… Continue reading

Twelve Things You May Not Know About The Film “Platoon”.

BY JOEL STICE / #FASCINATING FACTS Article originally published on “UPROXX Movies” on 9-03-2014 Today is Charlie Sheen’s 49th birthday. I have no idea how many porn stars will be in attendance or how… Continue reading

Inside The Vietnamese Government’s Haunting War Museum That Portrays America As The Enemy

by COREY ADWAR Originally printed in Business Outsider on AUG. 25, 2014 The Vietnamese government-run War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is one of Vietnam’s most popular museums.… Continue reading

My Personal Library of War Books & Reviews

Since publishing “Cherries” four years ago, I learned how important reviews and ratings are to both authors and potential readers.  As a result, I began writing book reviews on Amazon dot com for… Continue reading

Vietnam Vet Makes Peace with Former Enemy Soldier – 25 Years after the Battle

These four videos were originally published in 1994… Paul Reed, a resident of North Dallas, TX, volunteered for the U.S. Army; gung-ho and not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to fight communists… Continue reading

Soldier Nicknames in The Nam

When serving during the Vietnam War, many of us were unaware of the real names of our fellow soldiers in the bush; the exception being those extremely close to us.  Our fatigues were… Continue reading

Former Nam Cobra Pilot Gives Heartfelt Speech at ASA Reunion

Published with the permission of Robin Woo. Angry Skipper Association, Inc. (D Co. 2/8th Cav, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 65-72) recently held their Vietnam Veteran Reunion / banquet in Myrtle Beach on May… Continue reading

I know you from somewhere…

by Jon Davis, Sergeant of Marines. Fought in Iraq during OIF. Amateur military historian.  When I went through boot camp, upon enlisting with the United States Marine Corps, I had this one drill instructor. Every… Continue reading