Author William M. Waddell presents a thoroughly illuminating, refreshingly balanced interpretation of the French war for Indochina.
A new infantry transport changed the nature of firefights in Vietnam—and for generations to come
The record for combat decorations in Vietnam
Before Pham Thanh Ngan became the first ace of the Vietnam War, 11 other pilots had claimed the same status
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.
The adventures of U.S. Army ammo officer and the legacy of a 19th century British quartermaster