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

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The images of Ramadi that have emerged since it fell to the Islamic State don’t tell the whole story. The Sunni Muslim extremist group appears to be following the same blueprint as it has in other conquered parts of Anbar province: seize territory, execute “apostates” and “traitors” in a bloodbath, and then reassure terrified civilians.

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An Army veteran who threatened to kill doctors and nurses at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center pleaded guilty to communicating a threat.
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VA IG announces retirement amid criticism

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The Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general said Tuesday he will retire this week after whistleblowers called for his ousting and claimed he whitewashed wrongdoing within the agency.

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Underwater rivals battle for fastest human-powered submarine

For a week in June, a mile-long indoor pool the Navy normally uses to test warship designs became a race course for 25 university and high school teams from Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Abu Dhabi and Canada, as well as a dozen from the U.S., competing for glory in self-designed submarines.

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First Vietnam vets mark anniversary at Des Plaines gravesite 
Daily Herald
Burt Constable
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The pain still fresh enough to elicit tears from some Marines, five dozen people gathered…

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NPR
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The Department of Veterans Affairs responded Tuesday to an NPR story that the U.S….

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A bombing Tuesday killed dozens of people in the northeast Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the latest in the almost daily attacks there since the inauguration last week of the country’s new president.

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The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at its new homeport of U.S. Naval Base Guam May 29.
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Governor to Army Corps: Give Kennewick Man to tribes

Gov. Jay Inslee weighed in Monday on the Kennewick Man debate, asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hand the 9,000-year-old skeleton over to the Northwest tribes that have fought nearly two decades for the remains.

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'He’s filled with life and love': Afghanistan vet inspires fellow Marines

Anthony McDaniel may have lost two legs and part of his left arm from war injuries, but he hasn’t lost a strong conviction about being polite.

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