Tag Archive: cherry soldier

The Fragman


Phil Viavattine responded to my “Nicknames in Vietnam” posting and submitted this story in the comment section.  I liked it and thought it was good enough to stand on its own – so… Continue reading

Helicopter Nose Art during the Vietnam War


Wikipedia describes Nose art as a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually chalked up on the front fuselage, and is a form of aircraft graffiti. While begun for practical reasons of… Continue reading

Who was “Colonel Maggie”?


Martha Raye. known as “The Big Mouth” was considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope, Martha Raye was an American icon. It was well recognized that Martha Raye endured less comfort and more danger… Continue reading

GREEN BERETS: THE QUIET PROFESSIONALS


For more than 60 years Green Berets have been at the forefront of America‚Äôs most dangerous humanitarian missions around the world. They crept along the rigid rocks at the base of a mountain… Continue reading

A Day in the Life of an Infantry Point Man in Vietnam


By Sp4 Chuck Colgan / John Podlaski A husky, blonde haired soldier rises from his air mattress, quickly shedding his nightly cocoon, a damp, green camouflaged poncho liner, from around his body.  He… Continue reading

When Vietnam Veterans Felt the Love


So much has transpired during the 60’s and 70’s, a new generation was born and being a Vietnam Veteran was extremely unpopular during that time.  Thousands of stories have been told of their treatment… Continue reading

Music During the Vietnam War


The Vietnam conflict has been called “America’s first rock-and-roll war” because of the predominance of rock music that permeated the American experience there. As draft quotas were raised and deferment and exemption loopholes… Continue reading

Treatment of Vietnam Veterans After the War


I first came in contact with Lisa Pett after she posted a comment to one of my blog articles about vets coming home after Vietnam.  She said she was writing a school paper… Continue reading

Vietnam: The loss of American innocence?


By Terry Leonard, Stars and Stripes As fellow troopers aid wounded comrades, the first sergeant of A Company, 101st Airborne Division, guides a medevac helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties… Continue reading

The Final Toast


They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States .. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most… Continue reading