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

Boy on Cruise from St. Thomas to Bahamas Medevaced to Puerto Rico

The crew of a Coast Guard rescue boat medevaced a 5-year-old boy from the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship after it left St. Thomas on Wednesday night and was about 10 nautical miles off San Juan, Pue…
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Army: Lack of Black Combat Arms Officers a Long-Term Problem

Odierno said the Army needs to evaluate why black officers are not choosing careers in the combat arms, which has left those soldiers vulnerable in the ongoing drawdown.
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S. Koreans vow to send more leaflets over border

S. Koreans vow to send more leaflets over border

South Korean activists vowed Thursday to launch balloons next week carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border into North Korea, days after their campaign triggered gunfire between the rival Koreas.

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Greenert: Naval Coalitions Can Benefit Maritime Security

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy encourages increased collaboration with other navies to secure the high seas, an idea that should be part of a comprehensive discussion within the defense community abou…
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World War I: USS Delaware (BB-28)

World War I: USS Delaware (BB-28)

Entering service in 1910, USS Delaware (BB-28) (right) was the lead ship of its class of battleship.  Authorized due to the perceived inferiority of the earlier South Carolina-class relative to HMS Dreadnought, the Delaware-class featured ten 12″ guns spread through five twin turrets.  Along with its sister, USS North Dakota, Delaware formed part of the backbone of the Atlantic Fleet in the years prior to World War I.  After supporting the US occupation of Veracruz in 1914, the battleship sailed for Britain after the US entered World War I in 1917.  Serving in the 6th Battle Squadron based at Scapa Flow, Delaware helped escort convoys in the North Sea as well as took part in the operations of the British Grand Fleet.  Returning home in the summer of 1918, it remained active until 1923.  Decommissioned late that year, it was sold fSee Original Article

107-Year Old WWI Vet Tells Story Of His Run-In With German Sniper

That last American WWI vet died a handful of years ago but luckily filmmakers had the foresight to not let their voice go undocumented. This story is wild. He was a mere 2 feet from getting killed and the American boys let the sniper “have it&#
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Obama: Military May Call on Reserves to Support Ebola Mission

The President has authorized the DoD to activate Reserve units and individual Reserve members for Ebola mission in West Africa.,President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security to order selected Reserve units and members of the Individual Ready Reserve to active duty in connection with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Indiana inmates helping reset veteran headstones

Inmates from the Henryville Correctional Facility are helping the state reset hundreds of headstones at a southern Indiana cemetery for military veterans.

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Putin seeks deal on Ukraine

Putin seeks deal on Ukraine

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and key Western leaders in an attempt to negotiate a full end to hostilities in Ukraine that could ease sanctions against Russia.

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‘Call of Duty’: Giuliani steps up

The maker of the popular “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” video game brought a hired gun, former New York mayor and lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to defend its prized brand from a lawsuit filed by ex-Panama military dictator Manuel Noriega.

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