Seems you can’t turn your head without finding our friend SGM Fred Barnes in the middle of history. Last year we introduced Fred as an E-3 trooper whose unit was brought into to witness (as guinea pigs) the first and only firing of the Army’s famous atomic cannon in the Nevada desert in ...Read more Comments Off on Early History of US Army Advisers and MAAG Mission in Vietnam, 1959-1963
(This is another installment of one of our sponsors, Mike Collins, and still swaps stories with this mates from the old unit. Reunions and much beer involved.-VB) This is the 50th Anniversary of our slog to build LZ Karen. On the 4th we were OPCON to 3/21st Inf but ...Read more Comments Off on July 4th – 50th Anniversary of 11th Infantry slog in Vietnam
Prologue I’ve been saying for years that this war can only end one way, especially since it became apparent the political establishment had no taste for ending it at all. Once again, the People simply took the matter into their own hands, and now a proper majority is in ...Read more Comments Off on War Gaming the Left’s Next Moves, An Introduction
“North Vietnam cannot defeat the United States. Only Americans can do that.” — Richard Nixon **The following took place during my long-ago sojourn in the Vietnam War. The names of my colleagues have been changed, not to protect the innocent — none of us were that — but because ...Read more Comments Off on The Midnight Ride of the South China Sea Surfing Association
“Who won and who lost in the great Tet offensive against the cities? I’m not sure. The Vietcong did not win by a knockout, but neither did we. The referees of history may make it a draw.” — Walter Cronkite, February 27, 1968 “Walter Cronkite’s remarks at the ...Read more Comments Off on Walter Cronkite And The Way It Wasn’t
The above screenshot is from a reader responding to a WSJ commentary commentary from a Vietnam veteran in Gurney. Tiny. Pig Pen. I Remember Them All….What if Jimmy from Georgia hadn’t been killed? And we’d all danced at his wedding instead? In 1968 I was 18 years old, broke, ...Read more Comments Off on How Will Children Learn to Commemorate Memorial Day? By Attending A Ceremony or Defacing a Monument?
Just a week ago, Obama opined that the Presidency wasn’t a reality show, while taking a swipe at the Donald. Am I the only one who finds Obama’s junket to Hanoi insulting? Disrespectful to all those that gave so much and are still suffering because of our military involvement ...Read more Comments Off on Obama dines at the Hanoi Hilton? Parts Unknown
NewsWithViews.com by Attorney Rees Lloyd Bernie Sanders, a draft-dodging self-proclaimed “Socialist” who evaded service in the Vietnam War by seeking “conscientious objector” status as an alleged “pacifist opposed to all war,” now seeks to be elected Democrat President and Commander-in-Chief, empowered to send other Americans to war although he ...Read more 2