Soldiers in the condensed training program for sergeants were derisively compared with instant meal mix, yet proved themselves in Vietnam
Although not the biggest battle the Australians experienced, Long Tan was perhaps their most desperate and critical fight in Vietnam.
The Son Tay raid became a blueprint for special operations forces, such as the 2003 rescue of Army Pvt. Jessica Lynch, captured during the Iraq War, and the 2011 Osama bin Laden raid
Intel analyst Ed Keith left his desk duties to take part in combat operations and was severely wounded
How a secret mission in Vietnam brought an inexperienced helicopter pilot into a Viet Cong ambush
Dwight Hal Johnson’s decision to risk his life for his friends in Vietnam earned him the Medal of Honor and left him struggling with PTSD.
Accidental fires ignited three U.S. aircraft carriers during the Vietnam War, killing 206 American sailors and injuring 631 others.
General Frederick Kroesen shared his reflections on the Vietnam War in his 2007 memoir, "General Thoughts: Seventy-Five Years with the Army."