Vietnam War

UH1-D Helicopters in Vietnam, 1966. (Credits: Photo: US Army Sgt. 1st Class James K. F. Dung)

The Five Most Exciting Essays About the Vietnam War

As an extremely cataclysmic military conflict of US history, the Second Indochina War is one of the most widely studied and researched historical events by scholars from across the world. Today, there’s no online academic writing service that can boast experts specializing in this particular topic, nor is there a history faculty of any college …

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Alpha One Sixteen

REVIEW: Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman’s Year in Vietnam

Peter Clark’s year in Vietnam began in July 1966, when he was shipped out with hundreds of other young recruits, as a replacement in the 1st Infantry Division. Clark was assigned to the Alpha Company. Clark gives a visceral, vivid and immediate account of life in the platoon, as he progresses from green recruit to …

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Petit-type tourniquet, London, England, 1823-1829.

History of the life-saving Tourniquet

During World War I, the medical profession responded with mobile X-Ray machines, the use of the Thomas Splint, use of vaccines, and new emphasis on continuing care and rehabilitation. Many of the medical innovations that were seen in the Great War proved itself as an instrument to save lives. These innovations were modified and improved …

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Tragedy in Laos: What Happened to Corporal Bruce Edward Kane?

Research conducted on Corporal Bruce Edward Kane declared him Missing in Action on August 9, 1969. A few years ago I was preparing to teach my 8th grade Social Studies class about the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. Part of my preparation process for any lesson is to continue to look for any additional source …

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Sergeant Reckless under fire during the Korean War

That Horse Was A Marine! Staff Sergeant Reckless

Like many others who served in the Korean War, Staff Sergeant Reckless, one of the relatively few females serving in the conflict, had courage to spare and an undiscriminating appetite that appreciated beer, Coca-Cola and scrambled eggs. But before anyone celebrates the forward-thinking military minds of the war who gave females equal status in combat, …

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Tunnel entrance - vịnh mốc

The Village That Burrowed Underground During the War in Vietnam

Today the things that stand out most in Vietnam, are the aromas of food being barbecued over charcoal, the laughter of the children playing in the streets, and the music. Vietnamese love to eat, sing and play. It was not always like this. In Central Vietnam’s Quảng Trị Province, is the Vĩnh Linh District, with …

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