Vietnam

Bradley Jimerson (left) and Alan Johnson at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 1967. Jimerson was drawn to Army Airborne. (Credits: Bradley Jimerson)

Vietnam: Nightmare World of a Wounded Soldier

America’s press, public, and even Congress paid relatively little attention to the experience of the wounded soldier during the Vietnam War. Weekly casualty reports from U.S. headquarters in Saigon, South Vietnam, gave numbers, but rarely told the story. The Pentagon figure for Americans in Vietnam who suffered “wounds not mortal” is 303,604, including 153,303 of …

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An Army 175mm M107 at Camp Carroll provides fire support for ground forces. (Credits: U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)

The Guns at Khe Sanh, 1968

“The 66-day battle of Khe Sanh, which began in January 1968, became a classic defensive operation for U.S. forces. It tested American concepts of defense and demonstrated that good fire support could effectively neutralize a superior force.” —Major General David Ewing Ott, USA (US Army Vietnam Studies: Field Artillery 1954-1973) The North Vietnamese 1968 Tet Offensive was designed …

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Easter Offensive Vietnam 1972 – “Stunning in its magnitude”

The three-front Easter Offensive, launched by North Vietnam in 1972, stunned the South Vietnamese and Americans with its magnitude. Here, France’s Albert Grandolini explains how he explores this landmark campaign in the Vietnam War in two exhilarating new volumes. For many, the Vietnam War is synonymous with anti-insurgency warfare – where US soldiers tried to catch elusive …

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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits alongside the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson)

TR Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Sailors and Marines packed the aft mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Aug. 29, to honor and remember fellow service members, past and present, during a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution’s passage, which marked the beginning of the Vietnam War. The ceremony not only …

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