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

Disability System for Veterans Strays Far From Its Official Purpose

Anybody who spends significant time in the military stands a high chance of becoming a disabled veteran.
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Join the Navy, see the world? Secretary Mabus racks up $4.7M in travel

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more than $4.7 million.

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Americans are Viewing Veterans All Wrong

Americans are Viewing Veterans All Wrong

According to a recent survey, when shown a photo of a man that appears to be homeless, one third of respondents label him as having a mental health issue. Nearly one in five believe that he has a criminal past. And, in the second most popular response—after the 87-percent of people who identify the man as homeless—almost half of respondents label the homeless-looking person as a military veteran. Those who assume that a homeless man is a veteran are wrong nine times out of ten. Read More →
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Study: Terror attacks soar in 2013, kill 18,000

A new global study says there were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, 44 percent more than the year before.

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Military Recruiter Accused of Sending Lewd Photos to Minor

Army recruiter John Thomas McDonald II knew he was texting with a minor when he sent naked pictures of himself to her.
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Senators Join House with Veteran Anti-Suicide Bill

Senators filed a bill to combat suicide among troops and veterans, adapting legislation filed in the House last July.
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Is the US Military Still a Lethal Fighting Force?

Is the US Military Still a Lethal Fighting Force?

When I was a soldier in the US Army, I remember watching a video that made me, and everyone in the room exited to be part of the greatest fighting force in the universe. Change was coming. The military was about to move into the digital age.The development of the Future Combat Systems Program, or [&hellip
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Israeli Victory in 6 Day War Gets Movie Deal

One of the most important Israeli victories over its enemies is coming to a screen near you. In what proved to be one of the defining catalyst for the current situation in the Middle East, The 6 Day War will finally be made into a feature film. The film will be based on the popular [&hellip
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Hagel vows nuclear force overhaul, OKs 4-star for AF commander

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering top-to-bottom changes in how the U.S. nuclear arsenal is managed, vowing to invest billions of dollars more to fix what ails a force beset by leadership lapses, security flaws and sagging morale.

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Islamic State steps up car bombings in Baghdad

While an international military effort has focused on Islamic State advances in northern Syria and in Anbar province in western Iraq, the extremists have stepped up their terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital.

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