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The Vietnam War

March 29, 1973: The U.S. Withdraws From The Vietnam War

March 29, 2020

Army Chief Master Sergeant Max Bielke, Alexandria, Minnesota, was the last U.S. serviceman to leave Vietnam 3/29 as the role of U.S. forces officially ended. He is...

Execution In Saigon: The Famous Snapshot That Started T...

February 1, 2020

On February 1, 1968 the iconic photo of Nguyen Van Lem being executed on a street in Saigon went all the way around the world, exposing the realities of the ...

1977: Jimmy Carter Pardons Draft Dodgers On Day One (Bu...

January 21, 2020

President-elect Jimmy Carter talks with President Gerald Ford in the Blue Room of the White House before heading to Capitol Hill for Carter's inauguration Janua...

Was Ted Nugent A Draft Dodger During The Vietnam War?

September 23, 2019

Left: Ted Nugent in 1975. Right: a document showing Ted Nugent's draft history obtained by The Snoking Gun. Sources: GAB Archive/Redferns; thesmokinggun.com It's a...

'Ballad Of The Green Berets' Singer Barry Sadler's Rise...

June 3, 2019

Left: Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler in 1966. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images). Right: Sadler's mug shot from 1979. Courtesy Nashville Metropolitan Po...

It Ain't Me: CCR's 'Fortunate Son' And Vietnam War Hypo...

May 24, 2019

Left: In a photo from 1967, helmets, rifles and jungle boots tell a grim tale of the action fought by the 1st Brigade, 101st airborne paratroopers in Operation ...

My Lai And The Trial Of Lt. Calley: Vietnam's Darkest H...

April 22, 2019

American 'Huey' helicopters in flight during the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968 in My Lai, South Vietnam; the controversial cover of Esquire, November 1970, ...

Kent State Shootings, 1970: Four Dead In Ohio

April 13, 2019

National Guard Opening Fire on Kent State University Demonstrators, Ohio, USA, 1970. Source: (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images) Occurring on May 4,...

Why Do People Hate Jane Fonda? Her 'Hanoi Jane' Episode...

April 3, 2019

In 1972, actress Jane Fonda traveled to North Vietnam on an anti-war mission. Due to actions and images some people consider unpatriotic or treasonous, she e...

'I Love The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning:' The 'Apoca...

February 2, 2019

Lionsgate/United Artists "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from Apocalypse Now (1979) is one of those perfect movie quotes that applies to us all --...

Where Did The Peace Symbol Come From?

January 23, 2019

A group of active duty American soldiers out of uniform from the group 'GIs for Peace' carry a large banner and march amid others during a protest against the war in Vietnam, Washin...

McHale, 'MASH,' And Gomer Pyle: War Is Hell, And Makes ...

December 20, 2018

The U.S. military is such a huge part of our life and national culture -- it's no wonder military-themed TV shows have been a staple of television since its ...

Christmas (Music) In The Jungle: Vietnam-Era Holiday So...

December 6, 2018

December 25, 1967: Soldiers taking rest close to a small Christmas tree, on their position at the Hill 875 near Dakto, few days after the North Vietnamese Army ...

The 'Killer Bees' Scare Of The '70s: Was There A Real T...

July 3, 2018

The killer bees are coming! That's what we heard over and over in the '70s, thanks to the killer bee scare that became a media sensation. Fear about an invas...

Vietnam The First Televised War

November 29, 2016

In 1955 a long and drawn out conflict began between the Communist North and the anti-communist South in Vietnam. While countless people fought and died, this entire conflict served as just...

The Vietnam War And How It Empowered The Hippie Movemen...

November 29, 2016

Hippie: A person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving rejection of conventional val...