Vietnam War

Find here all articles related to the Vietnam War that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

Petit-type tourniquet, London, England, 1823-1829.

History of the life-saving Tourniquet

During World War I, the medical profession responded with mobile X-Ray machines, the use of the Thomas Splint, use of vaccines, and new emphasis on continuing care and rehabilitation. Many of the medical innovations that were seen in the Great War proved itself as an instrument to save lives. These innovations were modified and improved …

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Tragedy in Laos: What Happened to Corporal Bruce Edward Kane?

Research conducted on Corporal Bruce Edward Kane declared him Missing in Action on August 9, 1969. A few years ago I was preparing to teach my 8th grade Social Studies class about the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. Part of my preparation process for any lesson is to continue to look for any additional source …

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Sergeant Reckless under fire during the Korean War

That Horse Was A Marine! Staff Sergeant Reckless

Like many others who served in the Korean War, Staff Sergeant Reckless, one of the relatively few females serving in the conflict, had courage to spare and an undiscriminating appetite that appreciated beer, Coca-Cola and scrambled eggs. But before anyone celebrates the forward-thinking military minds of the war who gave females equal status in combat, …

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The Village That Burrowed Underground During the War in Vietnam

Today the things that stand out most in Vietnam, are the aromas of food being barbecued over charcoal, the laughter of the children playing in the streets, and the music. Vietnamese love to eat, sing and play. It was not always like this. In Central Vietnam’s Quảng Trị Province, is the Vĩnh Linh District, with …

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Child Soldiers of the Vietnam War

From Boys to Men: Meet 2 Brave Young American Soldiers of the Vietnam War

In 1965 when the United States decided to join the Vietnam War it was supposedly to stop the rise of communism as perpetrated by North Vietnam. It is a war that many historians believe was one of the worst foreign-policy mistakes in the history of the United States of America and also turned out to …

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Vietnam’s Playlist: Songs of Survival for the Soldiers

The Continental Army had Yankee Doodle. Johnny Reb had Dixie and the Yankees retaliated with Marching Through Georgia. When the doughboys headed overseas to bail out the beleaguered Allies in World War I, they vowed that they wouldn’t come back “til it’s over Over There.” World War II had big bands and the Andrews Sisters …

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Vietnam Iraq

Are we doomed to repeat the lessons of Vietnam and Iraq?

The Vietnam War and George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq share several tragic similarities. In both cases domestic political calculations, rather than military necessity or feasibly, led the country to war. As part of these political calculations, Lyndon Johnson and Bush convinced the American people that war was necessary to protect national security. In fact, …

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