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

Artillery Mishap Killed Two US Soldiers in Iraq

Artillery Mishap Killed Two US Soldiers in Iraq

An artillery round meant to be fired at an ISIS target in northern Iraq exploded prematurely killing two American soldiers.
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Veteran shares green thumb hobby with fellow Vets

An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
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For travelers, monastery stays offer peace and quiet

As a non-religious person, I never saw the word retreat fitting into my life. It took spending a night at Holy Wisdom Monastery, a Benedictine monastery outside of Madison, Wisconsin, to realize I’d been missing out.

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Almost 300 Female Marines in Previously Closed Combat Jobs

Lt. Gen. Glenn Walters hailed the progress that Marines have made in integrating the ranks.
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Service dog leads Navy Veteran to independence

Service dog leads Navy Veteran to independence

These animals are particularly important to Veterans who suffer from service-related injuries who rely on service dogs to help them accomplish tasks both big and small in their daily lives.
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Mattis to Kim Jong-un: US Would 'End' North Korean Regime

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Kim Jong-un that North Korea would be destroyed in conflict with the U.S.
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(VIDEO) ISIS fighter with British accent threatens attacks on Europeans in their homes

An ISIS fighter with a British accent said that the terrorist organization has its eyes…
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ISIS used eBay to send money to an operative in the US

An FBI investigation found that a top ISIS official used eBay to send money…
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D-Day veteran returns to Normandy

World War II veteran Donald “Don” Cobb traveled to France in July, as well as last year, returning to Normandy where he served in the U.S. Navy during D-Day.

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Army Gen. Vincent Brooks said Combined Forces Command will rely heavily on its new deputy commander’s missile-defense knowledge as tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula.

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