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

Pharma CEO Shkreli takes 5th amendment, still infuriates

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired, yet even without answering questions, managed to leave them infuriated.

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US to donate almost $1 billion to ease Syrian crisis

Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Thursday said the United States would send more than $900 million in humanitarian and development aid to Syria and its neighbors burdened with a refugee crush that could take years to ease.

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Veteran With Cancer and VA Claim Died at 46

Veteran With Cancer and VA Claim Died at 46

Barry Coates dead; veteran was at heart of VA scandal
CNN
By Scott Bronstein, Nelli Black, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine
CNN Investigations
January 27, 2016
Washington (CNN) Barry Coates, the U.S….

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Over 1,000 Awards Under Review by DOD for Iraq and Afghanistan

DOD to review 1,100 Iraq, Afghanistan medals to determine if they were awarded appropriately
Stars and Stripes
Tara Copp
January 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense will review more than…

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Dyess Air Force Base Could Get Gate Security Upgrades

The Development Corporation of Abilene on Tuesday agreed to provide $200,000 to help Dyess Air Force Base secure a state grant that would fund security upgrades at the base Visitors Control Center.
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Women take charge — and cut ties — as Germany's carnival season enters its final week

Weiberfastnacht is a day when the women are in charge and can cut off men’s ties without fear of retribution. Despite this, men were also out in abundance, albeit without neckwear.

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San Diego VA Failed Camp Pendleton Marine

San Diego VA Failed Camp Pendleton Marine

Report: VA botched Marine vet’s care
San Diego Union Tribune
By Jeanette Steele
Jan. 10, 2016
Also, Sears told VA screeners about being near two roadside bombs when they detonated — and once losing…

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WWII Veteran Gets Help From Community With Repairs

Local heroes help war hero reported on WTNH News out of Connecticut about a WWII veteran, Alex Sawchyn, needing to make repairs on his home to qualify for new insurance. He tried and fell twice at…

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Op-Ed: The Iran Deal & POTUS – A Match Made In Heaven For Iran

Despite being quite young when the Iran Hostage Crisis happened, I still remember the look on my parents’ faces when the evening news came on that fateful day in November 1979. A look of utter shock turning to outrage.  For 444 days, 66 Americans were held hostage by anti-American Iranians led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a
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Op-Ed: New Year’s Resolutions & Why Fitness Shouldn’t Be One

As 2015 comes to a close, many will ponder what they’ll resolve to do in 2016. One popular resolution is losing weight and getting fit… but what is a “resolution” exactly? We all know the dictionary definition of a resolution, but what about its alter meaning? I’m referring to procrastination. Resolving applies doing something in the
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