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

UN experts recommend new sanctions on terrorists

UN experts recommend new sanctions on terrorists

A U.N. panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida is recommending new sanctions that would authorize the seizure of tanker trucks carrying oil from areas in Syria and Iraq controlled by the Islamic State group or the Nusra Front.

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John Downey, judge and longest held POW in US history, dies at 84

John T. Downey, a renowned Connecticut judge and former CIA agent who had the distinction of being the longest held prisoner of war in American history, died Monday at age 84.

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Police charge man for burning flags on Veterans graves on Veterans Day

Man Who Stole, Burned American Flags at Veteran Gravesites Arrested on Veterans Day: Police
NBC Philadelphia
By David Chang
November 11, 2014

A Bucks County man accused of burning American flags…

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PTSD Australian Veterans Not Being Helped to Heal

Territory PTSD sufferer says defence personnel suicides are under reported after another one of his mates dies
News.com Australia
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
“As a soldier you are ashamed and feel weak and…

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Marine's Mom Plans to Sue VA Over Son's Death

Marine's Mom Plans to Sue VA Over Son's Death

Hours into a battle in Afghanistan on his second tour of duty, U.S. Marine Janos “Johnny” Lutz saw his best friend die, killed by an enemy bullet to the neck.
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Detention at Guantánamo Grinds On: 13 Years and Counting

The detainee in the cage outside the prison hospital psych ward never broke stride on a treadmill as a knot of reporters went past.
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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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