Following his tour in 1967, Daniel Pierce was assigned to Marine Barracks, but soon afterward he volunteered to go back to Vietnam, where he felt he could actually make a difference. Only it was a whole different war when he went back in January 1968
Karl Marlantes discusses his bestseller book, Matterhorn, how he came to write it, how it got published and what the reactions have been from readers, both veterans and nonveterans.
George Banda served as a medic with 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Quang Tri during the Vietnam War. On May 6, 1970, he lost almost his entire recon platoon in a jungle firefight and tried to save his friend Ed Veser
John Dean, an aircraft commander flying slicks with the 121st Assault Helicopter Company, recalls a day in late 1967 when he made 15 trips to haul out 36 wounded from the 199th Light Infantry Brigade who had been in a firefight near Long Binh
Vietnam veteran James Zumwalt, son of Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr., explains how he overcame his conflicts and anger about the Vietnam War and presents fascinating perspectives from the other side of the battlefield in his book Bare Feet, Iron Will
John Tieman, a clarinetist with the 4th Infantry Division Band during the 1970s, played gigs across II Corps during the day, and in the nighttime served guard duty at the base camp, Camp Radcliff, at An Khe in the Central Highlands
Vietnam veteran Walt Sides, president of Rolling Thunder, Washington, D.C., discusses his experiences as a member of the first sniper platoon in Marine history, and his work with Rolling Thunder, the nation's largest POW/MIA activist organization
Tired and hot Marines who had found the perfect shady spot for some much-needed shut-eye, sat up in disbelief when a little Vietnamese kid walked into their secluded nest and tried to sell them ice-cold Coca-Colas
Vietnam veteran Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), speaks about getting the Wall built in Washington, and VVMF's new efforts to build the Education Center, which will focus on the soldiers who served.
Vietnam vet Max Cleland, former Veterans Administration head and US Senator, speaks frankly about his war wounds, surviving post traumatic stress disorder, Walter Reed and Karl Rove, the inspiring Gen. Hal Moore, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Interview with Duery Felton, curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection. Article includes an exclusive photo gallery of items left at the Wall.
Bobbie the Weathergirl, Bobbie Keith, ended her popular weather forecasts from Saigon's Armed Forces Vietnam (AFVN) TV with her signature sign-off, 'Until tomorrow, have a pleasant evening, weatherwise or...otherwise,' from 1967 to 1969.
When incoming rocket fire broke up a basketball game at Navy dentist Jon E. Schiff’s hooch and clinic during Tet, he found himself using his medical training to save a Marine by performing an emergency tracheotomy with a scalpel and an ink pen tube