Vietnam War (1955-1975)

Veterans to Benefit from Treasure

Veterans to Benefit from Treasure

The pursuit of wealth, fame and treasure in America is a staple to its history. In the early days, men and women alike flocked to the west in pursuit of gold. Today, some sue cities to gain a bit of wealth, others play lottery, and some use their elected office for personal financial gain. A […]

Vietnam War, Veterans Taught Important Lessons

Vietnam War, Veterans Taught Important Lessons

As the United States and Vietnam mend and strengthen relations, a congressional ceremony here today commemorated a time 50 years ago when the two nations parted ways.

Vietnam Veteran to Receive Six Medals 40 Years After Returning Home

Vietnam Veteran to Receive Six Medals 40 Years After Returning Home

Nearly 40 years after returning home from Vietnam, a Northeast Ohio war hero is finally being recognized for exemplary service to his country. Mike Erro is receiving six distinguished medals including a Purple Heart and a Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars.

40 Years of the ‘Fighter Mafia’

40 Years of the ‘Fighter Mafia’

An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls for military reform—by doing more with less.

Should We Fall Again for ‘Trust Me’?

Should We Fall Again for ‘Trust Me’?

Forgetting lessons from the Tonkin Gulf to the Iraq War, the U.S. news media has mostly elbowed past doubts about whether the Syrian government launched the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack…

From Hiroshima to Lower Manhattan

From Hiroshima to Lower Manhattan

To bring the American mind to a point of recognition that allows for comparison of the suffering we have inflicted against others as a possible rationale for the hatred that has been leveled at America is a task beyond our powers

The October Surprise Mysteries

The October Surprise Mysteries

With hopes brightening that President Obama is close to a negotiated settlement of the Iran nuclear dispute, Mitt Romney’s campaign is eager to counter any positive news. The moment is reminiscent of past October Surprise moments, says Robert Parry in this article adapted from America’s Stolen Narrative.

Remembering USS Liberty at Mournful Gathering

Remembering USS Liberty at Mournful Gathering

The lightly armed American spy ship was strafed, napalmed and torpedoed by Israeli air and naval forces for more than an hour in broad daylight during the Six-Day War. But for a crewman gerry-rigging a radio to get a message out to the fleet, many Liberty survivors believe they would have been sunk with all hands.

Quilts of Valor Ceremony Honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans

Quilts of Valor Ceremony Honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans

An April 19 ceremony in Overland Park, KS, to honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community with Quilts of Valor. Each quilt will have a special patch on it that lists the veteran’s name, military branch and years of service.

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 9, 2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 9, 2012

After WWII, vet endured a life of shell shock. Charlotte Observer In letters his mother wrote to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, she spoke of his restlessness, inability to hold a conversation, difficulty making friends, and new behavioral ticks. “If you could know this boy now and before he went in the …

A Day to Honor Our Heroes

A Day to Honor Our Heroes

About 6.1 million American veterans live in rural communities, making it the most highly concentrated population in the country. At USDA, we have worked with the rest of the Obama Administration to tackle a host of challenges facing our nation’s rural veterans. I described some of this work in my weekly column recently. And we have made a point to hire more veterans to work at USDA in accordance with President Obama’s 2009 executive order on veteran employment. This year, nearly one quarter of our permanent hires have been veterans, bringing our number of USDA employed veterans to over 10,000. I want – especially this week – to thank them and acknowledge their continued service to country.

Missing Vietnam War Soldiers Identified

Missing Vietnam War Soldiers Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of three servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

Brain Secrets of Aging, Memory and Wisdom

Brain Secrets of Aging, Memory and Wisdom

The subject of the brain and how it works or doesn’t work has fascinated me since my own military encounter with an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and the ensuing TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) I’ve had to live with the rest of my life.

My Vietnam, Your War on Terror, Our Veterans

My Vietnam, Your War on Terror, Our Veterans

I came home from Southeast Asia in 1972 after 4 years in the USAF and was honorably discharged at Travis AFB. I was 23-years-old and eager to begin my life as a student using my GI Bill putting my military experiences behind me

Vietnam Submarines China

Vietnam Submarines China

By:  Tom Dillman   Actually, I’m glad we veterans and active duty personnel are not in the middle of this one, though with our often gadfly politicians and bureaucrats one never knows about the future. VIETNAM’S KILO-636 CHINA DEFENSE                   Vietnam has decided purchase six (6) Kilo […]

Disappearing Racial Distractions

Disappearing Racial Distractions

By: Tom Dillman   I’m an American, First Cavalry Veteran, born before WWII who served at  the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and prior to it being Government Official, much of S.E. Asia. This article will focus on the Korean segment of my service.   Korea was—and sometimes still is—a stressful, volatile period in American military history with constant, […]

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THOR’S HAMMER

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THOR’S HAMMER

This is a story of a warplane, a mechanical and electronic hero known by its grateful advocates as a “Thud”, an F-105. This story is told by its first pilot, Thud driver Thomas Carlson.

Putting politicians to work for you

Putting politicians to work for you

By Glenn McBride The usefulness, or lack thereof, of senators and congressmen is a subject open to some debate. But as veterans, we should take a few minutes to understand the capabilities of our elected officials. Can they assist us, and if so, to what degree? And just as important, what are the most effective […]

A Freedom’s Hero – Colonel Ralph Parr

A Freedom’s Hero – Colonel Ralph Parr

Retired F-86 Fighter Jet Thank you Tom Weeks and Ollie Crawford for your welcome contributions and brightness you’ve added to the life of  this American hero. Ralph Parr was born in 1924 in Portsmouth, Va. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve on Nov. 4, 1942, and he was accepted into the Aviation Cadet Program […]

Letters Home from Vietnam – Chapter 12, War is Not Healthy ..

Letters Home from Vietnam – Chapter 12, War is Not Healthy ..

Whenever I get a care package I become that same little kid opening presents at Christmas. But this time my present is wrapped with my hometown newspaper so instead of casting the wrappings aside like that excited little kid I take care to save them for reading later.

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