An ad in the April 9, 1967, edition of The New York Times caught my attention and changed my life. “We appeal to North Vietnam
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
APACHE BLUES: The Soldiers Unknown documents two filmmakers’ 8,000 mile journey across the country to separate fact from fiction in what they have been taught about the Vietnam War
U.S. Senator Gary Peters helped honor local Vietnam War veterans on Tuesday. “It’s nice to see public recognition of the service that was done during the Vietnam era,” said Peter Vincent, one of the veterans being honored.
I didn’t want to let anybody down.– Gary Rose There’s another type of stolen valor besides the wannabe pretending as something he could never be. This is the story of delayed recognition, in the face of courage by the bureaucratic nonsense and fear of petty tyrants that history might expose them. History has. The battle […]
Indie film distributor Gravitas Ventures acquired video on demand (VOD) and home video rights to “My Father’s Vietnam,”a new documentary from director Soren Sorensen.
The pursuit of wealth, fame and treasure in America is a staple to its history. In the early days, men and women alike flocked to the west in pursuit of gold. Today, some sue cities to gain a bit of wealth, others play lottery, and some use their elected office for personal financial gain. A […]
As the United States and Vietnam mend and strengthen relations, a congressional ceremony here today commemorated a time 50 years ago when the two nations parted ways.
Unwilling to atone. Even late in life. Once a war criminal. Always one.
Nearly 40 years after returning home from Vietnam, a Northeast Ohio war hero is finally being recognized for exemplary service to his country. Mike Erro is receiving six distinguished medals including a Purple Heart and a Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars.
Killing Kennedy mattered. It changed America’s direction. Things might have been different had he lived.
Conspiracies of the Corporate Rich.
An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls for military reform—by doing more with less.
Forgetting lessons from the Tonkin Gulf to the Iraq War, the U.S. news media has mostly elbowed past doubts about whether the Syrian government launched the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack…
It was 40 years ago today that the last American combat troops left Vietnam, and one veteran hopes a younger generation won’t forget the war.
‘The Generals’ sees as a decline of American military leadership; it offers an argument about why the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan have been so long and so frustrating.
With hopes brightening that President Obama is close to a negotiated settlement of the Iran nuclear dispute, Mitt Romney’s campaign is eager to counter any positive news. The moment is reminiscent of past October Surprise moments, says Robert Parry in this article adapted from America’s Stolen Narrative.
The lightly armed American spy ship was strafed, napalmed and torpedoed by Israeli air and naval forces for more than an hour in broad daylight during the Six-Day War. But for a crewman gerry-rigging a radio to get a message out to the fleet, many Liberty survivors believe they would have been sunk with all hands.
An April 19 ceremony in Overland Park, KS, to honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community with Quilts of Valor. Each quilt will have a special patch on it that lists the veteran’s name, military branch and years of service.
After WWII, vet endured a life of shell shock. Charlotte Observer In letters his mother wrote to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, she spoke of his restlessness, inability to hold a conversation, difficulty making friends, and new behavioral ticks. “If you could know this boy now and before he went in the …
About 6.1 million American veterans live in rural communities, making it the most highly concentrated population in the country. At USDA, we have worked with the rest of the Obama Administration to tackle a host of challenges facing our nation’s rural veterans. I described some of this work in my weekly column recently. And we have made a point to hire more veterans to work at USDA in accordance with President Obama’s 2009 executive order on veteran employment. This year, nearly one quarter of our permanent hires have been veterans, bringing our number of USDA employed veterans to over 10,000. I want – especially this week – to thank them and acknowledge their continued service to country.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of three servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
The subject of the brain and how it works or doesn’t work has fascinated me since my own military encounter with an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and the ensuing TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) I’ve had to live with the rest of my life.
I came home from Southeast Asia in 1972 after 4 years in the USAF and was honorably discharged at Travis AFB. I was 23-years-old and eager to begin my life as a student using my GI Bill putting my military experiences behind me
By: Tom Dillman Actually, I’m glad we veterans and active duty personnel are not in the middle of this one, though with our often gadfly politicians and bureaucrats one never knows about the future. VIETNAM’S KILO-636 CHINA DEFENSE Vietnam has decided purchase six (6) Kilo […]
By: Tom Dillman I’m an American, First Cavalry Veteran, born before WWII who served at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and prior to it being Government Official, much of S.E. Asia. This article will focus on the Korean segment of my service. Korea was—and sometimes still is—a stressful, volatile period in American military history with constant, […]
This is a story of a warplane, a mechanical and electronic hero known by its grateful advocates as a “Thud”, an F-105. This story is told by its first pilot, Thud driver Thomas Carlson.
By Glenn McBride The usefulness, or lack thereof, of senators and congressmen is a subject open to some debate. But as veterans, we should take a few minutes to understand the capabilities of our elected officials. Can they assist us, and if so, to what degree? And just as important, what are the most effective […]
Retired F-86 Fighter Jet Thank you Tom Weeks and Ollie Crawford for your welcome contributions and brightness you’ve added to the life of this American hero. Ralph Parr was born in 1924 in Portsmouth, Va. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve on Nov. 4, 1942, and he was accepted into the Aviation Cadet Program […]
What a terrific book! Scrupulously researched and beautifully told, Haunting Legacy proves that try as they might, our past seven presidents have—one after the next—failed to exorcize the ghost of Vietnam.
Whenever I get a care package I become that same little kid opening presents at Christmas. But this time my present is wrapped with my hometown newspaper so instead of casting the wrappings aside like that excited little kid I take care to save them for reading later.