Category: War Related Stories

Guest writer – Cat Thao Nguyen: We Are Here

                                            Introduction Cat Thao Nguyen is a Vietnamese author, currently living in Australia. Cat has written about her family’s harrowing journey from Vietnam to Australia in 1979, fleeing persecution from the communist regime. Her book We Are Here (Allen & Unwin) can be purchased on-line. The story originally was published in “The Australian”, Feb. 21, […]

Weapons of the Vietnam War

    Some of the more memorable weapons of the Vietnam War     The Vietnam War (the American War in Vietnam) ran on for many years. Primarily a guerilla type war, weapons of many kinds were employed by all belligerent parties during the long struggle in Southeast Asia. Though not intended to be all […]

Memoirs & Essays of the Vietnam War: 2ND EDITION

                                        Introduction   Last month’s article featuring a compilation of essays and memoirs of the Vietnam War was hugely popular, having been viewed by well over two thousand readers in less than one month. We also received dozens of kind compliments regarding the article, with many readers suggesting that we […]

Memoirs and Essays of the Vietnam War (Published in MWSA Dispatches Winter 2019)

                                           Introduction   This week’s story is a collection of memoirs and writings from a group of people who were involved in or affected by the Vietnam War, in some fashion. Many of the people are my personal friends and/or people I have become acquainted with through my writing. There are thousands of other […]