The record for combat decorations in Vietnam
The M107, which entered production in 1963, arose from the desire for a family of artillery weapons that were self-propelled (drivable), transportable by air and based on the same chassis. The result was two systems: the M107 gun and M110 howitzer.
The humiliating April 29, 1975, image of U.S. helicopters evacuating Americans and Vietnamese from Saigon rooftops as North Vietnamese troops overran South Vietnam to win the Vietnam War was a political-military disaster damaging America’s global prestige. Two weeks later, the U.S. endured another humiliation in Southeast Asia.
North Vietnam racked up fewer aerial victories than it claimed
Nearly 40 countries provided material support, but a handful contributed numerous soldiers
As his country crumbled, a South Vietnamese pilot attempting a high-risk landing on the Midway depended on the ship’s quick-thinking crew to save his family from disaster
The road and railway bridge at Thanh Hoa south of Hanoi spanned the Ma River and was a vital link in the movement of communist troops and supplies. For the better part of a decade, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aviators braved the flak-filled skies over North Vietnam on missions to destroy the 56-foot-wide bridge, christened the “Dragon’s Jaw” by locals, and sever that link.
In February 1968, eight Marines volunteered for a suicide mission