Book Descriptions and Trailers for “Cherries…” and “When Can I Stop Running?”


Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel book description: In 1970, John Kowalski is one of many young, naive teenage soldiers sent to Vietnam to fight in an unpopular war. Dubbed “Cherries” by their… Continue reading

The Failed Son Tay Prison Raid


Shortly after 2:00 am on the morning of November 21, 1970, the night sky near Hanoi was shattered by the roar of planes on their way to undertake one of the most carefully… Continue reading

The Aussie Battle of Long Tan: Victory Against Overwhelming Odds.


Bruce Fletcher’s oil on canvas “Long Tan Action.” During the Vietnam War, 108 Australian soldiers stood against some 1,500 to 2,500 Vietnamese forces near the village of Long Tan. When the battle was… Continue reading

A Young Marine at The Siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, in 1968


My apologies that the original article was deleted from the host website.  I’ve recreated here: Originally published on Jun 1, 2012 This clip is an excerpt from The National Memorial Day Concert that… Continue reading

Did Westerners Fight alongside VC/NVA in Vietnam War?


In August, 1970, when I served with the 25th Division Wolfhounds outside of Dau Tieng near the Black Virgin Mountain, our company once spotted a blond caucasian male with a squad of NVA… Continue reading

The Battle of Ia Drang Valley


Originally posted on Charlie Company Vietnam 1966-1972:
The Battle of Ia Drang Valley This 1965 CBS News special report anchored by Morely Safer looks at a battle in Vietnam that began on October…

Vietnam War MOH Recipients – Oral Interviews


  The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipients must have distinguished themselves at the risk of… Continue reading

17 wild facts about the Vietnam War


Dutch National Archives via Wikimedia Commons   Jane Fonda  The American experience in Vietnam was a long and painful one for the nation. For those against the war, it appeared to be a meat grinder… Continue reading

A Marine Writes from Afghanistan


If you care at all about what’s going on over in the war zone, you’ve got to read this one and pass it on. From The Sandpit.  An interesting read, a Marine’s View of… Continue reading

Montagnards – Friend or Foe in the Vietnam War?


Two generations ago, Americans went to a strange land to fight a strange war. In many ways this war’s rules were much like the French & Indian War more than 200 years before.… Continue reading

A Day of Firsts (Guest Article)


Copyright © Stephen Perry.  Pictures donated from Stephen’s personal collection. Upon my return from Saigon in mid-February 1968, I was shocked to find so much had changed at FOB1. Several large buildings had been… Continue reading