At the village of Dai Do in early May 1968, Lance Cpl Robert Hunt, a radioman with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, new in-country, encounters his first battle and is told he will be trained as a one four man to direct airstrikes, medevacs and resupply
Researchers from Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) investigate the dog tag trade in Vietnam to determine if dog tags are genuine or fake. JPAC's Dog Tag Project is attempting to reunite lost dog tags with their owners or family members.
Bob Hope entertained U.S. troops in Vietnam on his annual Christmas tours from 1964 to 1972. The shows, featuring popular entertainers, were filmed live on air bases and ships, and the edited footage was broadcast as a television special in January.
Intrepid Air Force Pararescue Jumpers, flying from a secret CIA landing strip in Laos, evade North Vietnamese MiG-17s 75 miles north of Hanoi during one of the Vietnam War's most harrowing helicopter missions to rescue a downed American F-105 pilot
John Ripley, a U.S. Marine captain serving as an adviser to the South Vietnamese marines, placed explosives under and blew up the Dong Ha bridge in March 1972, and stopped 20,000 NVA troops and 200 tanks from moving south to capture Saigon.
Brig. Gen. Jimmy Stewart flew his last bombing mission in Vietnam on February 21, 1966, while on Air Force Reserve duty, and it almost ended in disaster. During WWII, Stewart had flown and directed hundreds of bombing missions against Nazi Germany.
Hamburger Hill, where Col. Weldon Honeycutt led a controversial 10-day “meatgrinder” battle to secure Hill 937 only to abandon it a week later, Americans questioned the senseless slaughter. Soon, plans were announced to reduce U.S. troop strength.