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

Tommy Kono, two-time Olympic champion weightlifter, dies at 85

Tommy Kono, who began to lift weights while his Japanese American family was held in a detention camp during World War II, then went on to win two Olympic gold medals and three titles as Mr. Universe, and who was often hailed as the greatest weightlifter of all time, died April 24 at a hospice facility in Honolulu. He was 85.

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11 Years After the Battles, Some Say It’s Time for a USS Fallujah

More than 120 Americans died in the two battles of Fallujah that took place in the spring and fall of 2004.
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Russia Upgrading Tank Program To Challenge U.S. And NATO Power

Military power has been historically projected by platoons of tanks moving imposingly along the battlefield. This has been particularly true of Russian military power, where tanks have been a traditional staple of their military might. Therefore, upgrading their enormous fleet of tanks is of great importance to the Russian Army. Here we take a look
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U.S. Marine Fights Then Sues School When They Aggressively Push Islam Onto His Daughter

A Maryland public school is facing legal repercussions for promoting Islam to children over other religions. On Wednesday a lawsuit was filed in federal court by a U.S. Marine and his wife after their daughter was forced to complete assignments that promote Islam over their religion of choice. John Kevin Wood, a Marine who served eight
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2 NY brothers who served in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Stars

Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.

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Public Service Recognition Week: Promoting engagement and strengthening culture at VA

During Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which takes place May 1-7 this year, VA recognizes the hard work done by VA employees on behalf of Veterans.
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The US Navy Will Soon Let Sailors Wear Sleeve Tattoos, Bigger Ink

The service announced new rules to take effect April 30 allowing bigger tattoos, and in a wider range of locations on the body.
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Air Force Identifies Almost 400 Officers for Promotion to Captain

The U.S. Air Force has identified almost 400 officers for promotion to captain.
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Coast Guard Repatriates 52 Migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard Repatriates 52 Migrants to Cuba

The Coast Guard on Wednesday repatriated 52 migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba.
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2 Mormon missionaries injured in Brussels ready for normalcy

Two Mormon missionaries wounded in the Brussels airport bombing were in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery but will need time for their bodies and minds to heal, their parents and doctors said Thursday.

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