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U.S. Veteran Describes Fighting in the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 4 min

By 1969, more than half a million Americans were stationed in Vietnam. Fighting in the jungle was chaotic and the goal was not only to accomplish the...

U.S. Veteran Describes Experiences as a Helicopter Pilot in the Vietnam War

U.S. Veteran Describes Experiences as a Helicopter Pilot in the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 3 min

A United States Marine veteran describes his experiences as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. His duties ranged from delivering mail to...

Experiences of a Nurse During the Vietnam War

Experiences of a Nurse During the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 4 min

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation estimates that 11,000 military women were stationed in Vietnam during the conflict, and approximately 90...

Vietnam War Prisoner of War

U.S. Veteran Describes Being Prisoner of War in Vietnam

September 5, 2017 | 6 min

During the Vietnam War many United States soldiers were captured and held as prisoners of war (POW). Many soldiers reported being regularly tortured...

The Experiences of a U.S. Veteran During the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War

The Experiences of a U.S. Veteran During the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

In January 1968, communist forces launched the largest offensive of the Vietnam War. Starting on the Vietnamese New Year known as Tet, North...

Agent Orange and the Vietnam War

Agent Orange and the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 1 min

Agent Orange was the name of a potent herbicide that was used by United States troops during the Vietnam War to defoliate trees in the jungle. The...

News Correspondent Narrowly Avoids Disaster During Vietnam War

News Correspondent Narrowly Avoids Disaster During Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

A news correspondent tells the story of how an illness may have kept him alive in Vietnam. He was scheduled to accompany soldiers on a combat mission...

U.S. Veteran's Combat Experiences During Vietnam War

U.S. Veteran's Combat Experiences During Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 4 min

Captain Caesar Smith returned to Vietnam in 1968. Smith describes being put in charge of the 82nd Airborne’s newly formed Delta Company, the loss of...

U.S. Veteran Describes Tactics of the Enemy During Vietnam War

U.S. Veteran Describes Tactics of the Enemy During Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

U.S. veteran Vincent Lewis describes an experience with enemy tactics while serving in an artillery unit during the Vietnam War. The Viet Cong forces...

A Veteran's Experience with Discrimination on the Battlefront and at Home During the Vietnam War

A Veteran's Experience with Discrimination on the Battlefront and at Home During the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

African Americans volunteered in large numbers for the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. For some, the color line among troops blurred quickly in...

Opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States

Opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States

September 5, 2017

As opposition to the Vietnam War grew, protests erupted in communities and college campuses across the United States. In May of 1970, four students...

The Paris Peace Accords End Direct Combat Role of United States in the Vietnam War

The Paris Peace Accords End Direct Combat Role of United States in the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 1 min

In January of 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed after four years of negotiations, with the intent to establish peace in Vietnam and end the...