Category: War Related Stories

The Critters

Anyone who knows a Vietnam War veteran has probably heard many stories about the wildlife they encountered during their tour of duty. My friend and fellow author, Vietnam Veteran John Podlaski recently added a story to his website about the critters of the Nam. This is my recollection on the subject. Vietnam is a tropical […]

The Big Screen comes to Phu Cat

One of the nicer amenities provided by the U.S. military for American GI’s in Vietnam was the opportunity to view feature films. (The word feature being highly subjective) Most medium and large U.S. military facilities had a movie theatre of one type or another. The real large bases in Danang and Saigon actually had indoor […]

Apollo 13

I served in Vietnam from January of 1970 to January of 1971. My service was during the latter stages of the U.S. involvement in the war and it would be inaccurate to say that things were going well. For various reasons the U.S. public had soured on the war and President Richard Nixon’s program of […]

Lt. General Hal Moore, R.I.P.

“There’s never been a noble war except in the history books and propaganda movies. It’s a bloody, dirty, cruel, costly mistake in almost every case, as it was in this war that would end so badly. But the young soldiers can be and often are noble, selfless, and honorable. They don’t fight for a flag […]

Mac

  I served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972. I served in Vietnam from January 1970 to January 1971. I entered Vietnam as an Airman First Class (E-3) and left as a Staff Sergeant (E-5). I was stationed at Phu Cat Airbase in Binh Dinh Province in the Central Highlands of […]

The Return….

Introduction by JoAnn Forrester Vietnam! Vietnam, the war of the Baby Boomer generation has left a multitude of raw scars on our national conscience.  A war, where 9.2 million American men and women served through-out the world during an eleven year period (Jan. 1, 1965 – March 28, 1973),  as warriors and peace keepers.   Of […]