We are very fortunate to have some distinguished veterans and authors contributing to our website, sharing some of their stories in this section. When clicking on one of these categories, only articles assigned to that group will appear. By the end of the war, more than 58,000 brave service men and women had perished in Vietnam, and 304,000 were wounded during this longest American war. Narration by Liam Neeson. — Immediately afterward, John started working for one of the automotive parts suppliers in the area and then attended junior college full-time in the fall. — And the ones who died in the war but didn’t drop until years later. - The Briefing 10.22.20, Money Minute: Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA, How veterans power the polls in 2020 election, ‘Finding Faces’ podcast brings stories behind Vietnam wall names to life, White House recognizes November as Veterans and Military Families month, From free tacos to haircuts and lube jobs, Veterans Day discounts and deals are waiting, Fees at national parks waived for veterans, Gold Star families starting next month, https://www.militarytimes.com © 2020 Sightline Media Group. He was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, French Commando Badge, Drill Instructor Badge and Army Recruiting Badge during his 20 year service in the Army. I managed to survive the night – only six from our platoon made it through unscathed.

In 1980, John began working on his memoir about his Vietnam experiences. The re-write continued until 1989, consuming all his spare time. Book Review by: Don Poss; Book Review by: Jackie R. Kays; Security Police, Vietnam … Dead, or playing dead? I was always his ready and willing nurse, no matter who the patients were! In addition to creating the mess in a firefight, we had to clean it up as well – all while dealing with the grief of losing good friends and fellow soldiers – men killed in unspeakable and grotesque ways. A daughter, Nicole Ann was born in 1979. The loss of the entire advisory team to 41st Ranger Battalion was a great shock to the country and widely covered in the press at the time. November 1, 2020 His mother had picked him up and started running away from the village and that’s what saved both of their lives. Perhaps for not making my American comrades sound brave or courageous enough. On my wedding day, I hid it in my bouquet. (In Vietnam, most of the officers I saw led from behind, not out front, like in previous wars.) Some of them also offer their thoughts on coming back to Vietnam decades later to visit the places where they once fought. Discovering the hidden places from the Vietnam War, Copyright © 2020 Vietnam War Travel — Activation WordPress theme by. I, like the majority of Vietnam Vets was a volunteer. Our country was never the same after Vietnam. He crept up slowly, not knowing what to expect and when he peered over the edge he was face to face with a squad of VC laying in the trench. It was a beautiful spring day in paradise. I also published two Vietnam War books about my personal experiences in Vietnam; book descriptions, trailers, book samples, author interviews, photo slide shows, and ordering information are all available and menu driven. 19 Comments, September 12, 2020 Both “Cone of Violence” and “The day Smith died” can be found in John Harrison’s book Steel Rain, the Tet Offensive 1968. You’ll find book descriptions, trailers, author interviews (written and video), free sample chapters (25% of the book), audiobook snippets to VN photos, awards, and direct links to their purchase and review sites. By: Bob Neener . October 18, 2020 — 24 Comments.

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