Vietnam War Veteran’s Site – Welcome

vietnam war veteransThank you for visiting Viet Nam Veteran’s Site. This site was designed to commemorate the thousands of men & women who served their country through their involvement in what many have called “the most unpopular war in American History.”

The Vietnam War in Vietnam also known as the American War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front, or NLF), a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist common front directed by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The People’s Army of Vietnam (a.k.a. the North Vietnamese Army) engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. As the war wore on, the part of the Viet Cong in the fighting decreased as the role of the NVA grew. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes. In the course of the war, the U.S. conducted Read the rest of this entry

Navy Ships Held in Philippine Port as Death Investigation Continues

Five Navy warships are being held in port in the Philippines while police investigate the killing of a transgender.,Five Navy warships are being held in port in the Philippines while police investigate the killing of a Filipino transgender at Subic Bay. The State Department said in an email Tuesday that a Marine is a suspect in the death of Jeffrey Laude, also known as Jennifer.
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Coast Guard Helicopter Medically Evacuates HMCS Calgary Crewmember

SAN FRANCISCO — A sailor suffering from chest pains aboard the HMCS Calgary, a 440-foot Canadian naval frigate transiting toward San Francisco for Fleet Week, was medically evacuated at approximat…
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Robin Williams CLASSIC Stand-Up: The Take Down Of Jihad

Sometimes the best way to make a point is humor. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert prove that. So does the late Robin Williams. Check out his EPIC take down of jihad…in under 2 min!
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VA Records: Vet Rescheduled Appointment…After His Death

The troubles at the VA continue to mount. This time a young Marine who lost his life, had apparently rescheduled a VA appointment. UHHH what?! _____________ MINNEAPOLIS — According to official medical records, a former Minnesota Marine apparently contacted the Minneapolis VA from his grave to cancel an existing appointment and reschedule it. Jordan Buisman’s family [&hellip
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Ex-Navy Reservist Charged in Sexual Attack in Kuwait

NORFOLK — A man suspected of being a serial rapist was indicted on federal charges in the attempted rape of an Army captain in Kuwait.
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted Amin Jason Carl Garci…
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Army Should Build Ship-Killer Missiles: Rep. Randy Forbes

WASHINGTON — China has an arsenal of long-range ship-killing missiles, based on land but able to hit US warships hundreds of miles offshore. Now the chairman of the House seapower subcommittee sug…
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Boy on Cruise from St. Thomas to Bahamas Medevaced to Puerto Rico

The crew of a Coast Guard rescue boat medevaced a 5-year-old boy from the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship after it left St. Thomas on Wednesday night and was about 10 nautical miles off San Juan, Pue…
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Army: Lack of Black Combat Arms Officers a Long-Term Problem

Odierno said the Army needs to evaluate why black officers are not choosing careers in the combat arms, which has left those soldiers vulnerable in the ongoing drawdown.
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S. Koreans vow to send more leaflets over border

S. Koreans vow to send more leaflets over border

South Korean activists vowed Thursday to launch balloons next week carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border into North Korea, days after their campaign triggered gunfire between the rival Koreas.

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Greenert: Naval Coalitions Can Benefit Maritime Security

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy encourages increased collaboration with other navies to secure the high seas, an idea that should be part of a comprehensive discussion within the defense community abou…
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