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

JBLM Airshow Features Thunderbirds, Golden Knights, 'Old Warbirds'

The Air Force Thunderbirds flight team and the Army Golden Knights parachutists are headlining the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow and Warrior Expo this weekend.
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US intelligence still sorting out NSA hack

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An attack at the American University in Kabul ended after two attackers were killed, police said early Thursday.
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A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group.
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Two Turkish military attaches working in Greece have fled to Italy, while a naval officer based in the U.S. has also gone missing.
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DAV honors Louisville VA employee for service to fellow Veterans

The DAV National Commander’s Award for Outstanding Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration Employee was awarded to Bobby Hall of Louisville, Kentucky.
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The U.S. will rearm Saudi Arabia to the tune of $1.5 billion as airstrikes resume in Yemen

This week, the Pentagon announced its intention to sell $1.5 billion in armaments, tanks, and military advisory support to Saudi Arabia. If that sounds like a major deal, consider that the United States sold more than $20 billion worth of military equipment and support to the Saudis last year. And this is an alliance that goes back decades.

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ACLU: Army Investigating Manning after Suicide Attempt

The transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt, a civil rights group said Thursday.
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Case of Marine Accused of Lying About Sex May Spur 1st Amendment Fight

Marine Maj. Mark Thompson will face court-martial for the second time in his military career early next year.
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