Carlos Hathcock: United States Marine Corps Sniper

Long before Chris Kyle penned "American Sniper," Carlos Hathcock was already a legend.He taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. Carlos Hathcock dreamed of being a U.S. Marine his whole life and enlisted in 1959 at just 17 years old. Hathcock was an excellent sharpshooter by then, winning the Wimbledon Cup shooting championship in 1965, the year before he would [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:37:41+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Battle Base FSB Ripcord: Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was coming to its bitter end for the US Army by 1970 and America was seeking a way out of the conflict. The public back in the States was already dissatisfied with the war and there was a strong anti-war movement growing in the sixties. American President, Richard Nixon, started to covertly reduce the number of troops back in 1969, due to the public pressure. By [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:25:42+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dwight Johnson Vietnam War Hero

You don't really think of Vietnam as being a tank warfare kind of affair. Sure, there were plenty of intense, groin-crushing battles fought during the vicious multi-year slugfest through the jungles of Southeast Asia. But most of these showdowns were the ambush / search-and-destroy sort of events, with infantrymen slogging through armpit-deep mud, fighting off ambushes and human wave attacks in miserable driving rainstorms, and crawling through carefully-dug tunnels [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:28:48+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rats Tunnel in the War of Vietnam

The tunnel rats were American, Australian and New Zealand soldiers who performed underground search and destroy missions during the Vietnam War. Later, similar teams were used by the Soviet Army during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the Israel Defense Forces. Vietnam War During the Vietnam War "tunnel rat" became a more or less official specialty for volunteer infantrymen, primarily from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Their [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:23:32+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Vietnamese Prison: The Hanoi Hilton

Hanoi Hilton or Hỏa Lò Prison (Vietnamese: hwa᷉ː lɔ̂) was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was sarcastically known to American POWs as the Hanoi Hilton. The prison was demolished during the 1990s, though the gatehouse remains as a museum. The French The name [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:28:48+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh

Battle of Khe Sanh: The fighting around Khe Sanh began January 21, 1968, and concluded around April 8, 1968. In the summer of 1967, American commanders learned of a build-up of People's Army of North Vietnam (PAVN) forces in the area around Khe Sanh in northwest South Vietnam. Responding to this, the Khe Sanh Combat Base (KSCB), located on a plateau in a valley of the same name, was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:26:37+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Vietnam War: Hell on Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill: Ten brutal days of miserable fighting on a jungle-shrouded mountain in the spring of 1969 left scores of American dead. Hundreds wounded and fueled a raging outcry from the American body politic that irretrievably altered the course of U.S. military policy in Vietnam. Even though the valiant effort of U.S. troops was, in the end, successful in taking the hill and inflicting heavy enemy losses, the terrible [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:30:48+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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