Operation Tuscaloosa

An Hoa Basin, South Vietnam– Arizona Territory: My liberty ship docked at the dynamic port of Da Nang, the Republic of Vietnam in late December 1966. I was a Marine infantryman, MOS 0311. As a replacement, I was appointed to among the rifle battalions of the 5th Marine Regiment. In Vietnam, the 5th Marines had…

A Camp In The Clouds

By 1964 the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong had actually effectively broadened their operations in Laos and South Vietnam. The expense to the U.S. armed force in the workforce had actually reached 225 servicemen. Communist terrorist and sapper teams frequently robbed military setups, interrupted interactions, harmed railway centers, highways, bridges, damaged industrial airplane,…

The Vietnam War: An Overview

The Vietnam War was a conflict that raged for 20 years and goes under many names depending on which country is talking about it. While the U.S.’s involvement has become a major part of their modern history when they first started deploying forces in 1965 the country of Vietnam had already been at war for…

Why Did America Lose The Vietnam War?

It’s hard to argue that any other nation in history has exceeded the military might of America. This dominance proved itself in World War II, as powers were defeated on three continents and America became the first nuclear power. How could such a superpower lose a war in a country as small as Vietnam? Historians,…