Tag Archive: jungle warfare

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

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

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

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

8 Facts about the Vietnam War from a Former Viet Cong Soldier

This article was originally published on Cracked.com, March 27, 2015.  Author Evan V. Symon wrote this article based on his interview with a former Viet Cong soldier, Nguyen Hoa Giai,  during the Vietnam… Continue reading

A Remembrance of Hue, Vietnam 1968

 Guest article by Nathan Nguyen During the North Vietnamese Army’s surprise 1968 Tet Offensive, a fierce battle raged in the city of Hue. Pitting North Vietnamese Army regulars and Vietcong against South Vietnamese… Continue reading

“Dead Men Flying” Heroic as Hell – The Dustoff Pilots of The Vietnam War (image heavy)

There was no more welcomed sound of to a wounded soilder in Vietnam than the whop-whop-whop of the “dustoff Huey” coming to get them out of hell. Anyone that has ever flown in… Continue reading

This Marine Was The ‘American Sniper’ Of The Vietnam War

 Long before Chris Kyle penned “American Sniper,” Carlos Hathcock was already a legend. He taught himself to shoot as a boy, as did Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. He had dreamed… Continue reading