Tag Archive: jungle warfare

Thanksgiving Day 1970 / In-Country R&R 1971


I’d like to introduce Mr. Norm McDonald and also thank him for contributing these two memories of Vietnam.  Most of his time in Vietnam was spent with the 5/7 Cav. 1970 – 1971,… Continue reading

Balls of Fire (Guest Blog)


I’d like to introduce former U. S. Air Force pilot Captain George E. Nolly.  Thank you for contributing this article – a very interesting story by an excellent writer.  It was originally published… Continue reading

What is the Most Fortified Military Location in the World?


by Andrew Warinner, Switzerland is the most fortified region of the world.  Surprised? Up until recently, all Swiss houses had a nuclear shelter complete with air filtration system, food supplies, chemical toilets and bunks. Apartment… Continue reading

How did it feel to be a Cherry in Vietnam?


Let me preface this post by saying that over 2.5 million U.S. men and women served in Vietnam during the time period of 1959 – 1975. However, only 10% of the total were in… Continue reading

Mother Nature vs the Infantry Soldier in Vietnam


Cherries – a must read for those who want to really know what it was like to be a soldier in the Vietnam war.

Zippo Lighters from the Vietnam War


One of the icons of the Vietnam War is the Zippo lighter.  Sure they are wind-proof and guaranteed by the manufacturer to light every time – if it didn’t, it was replaced for… Continue reading

Best Vietnam war movies – Part 2


 Hello Everyone!  Happy New Year – 2015! SEE BELOW IN RED… Vietnam War movies can almost be counted as a genre on their own–there are so many of them.  This list contains the… Continue reading

My Grandfather’s War (Guest Article)


70 Years ago to the day, Bryan Campbell’s grandfather, Ronald G. Gallie, was captured by German forces during the Battle of the Bulge. Here, we publish Gallie’s notes from his time as a… Continue reading

Decades later, ‘Vietnam syndrome’ still casts doubts on military action


Near Tay Ninh, Vietnam, November 4, 1966: A soldier stands amid swirling dust from a helicopter arriving to evacuate the wounded after the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division came under heavy… Continue reading

Famous Quotes About Vietnam and War – (Part 2)


My earlier article, “Famous Quotes About Vietnam and War” was well received and generated a ton of interest.  As a result, I’ve published this new blog with 34 additional “Quotes on pictures” –… Continue reading