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  • 'His one true love': Vietnam veteran's last wish to broadcast on ham radio fulfilled

    12/06/2017 7:24:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/6/17 | Frank Abderholden
    For Vietnam veteran John Nugent, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, coming home to Newburgh, N.Y., meant some isolation, according to his son Chris, but his love of ham radio allowed him to reach out to other people throughout the world. "It was tough for him. The radio made him feel comfortable, and helped with his transition," Chris Nugent said. The veteran's call signal, WA2EQJ, came alive again Tuesday at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, where the 75-year-old Nugent got his dying wish to broadcast on ham radio one more time....
  • Jane Fonda Honors Kaepernick at ACLU Dinner: ‘Colin, You Are Woke!’

    12/04/2017 2:59:04 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | December 4, 2017 | JEROME HUDSON
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda poured praise on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday night at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. ... Kaepernick became the face of what many football fans considered an anti-American demonstration when he began to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games ... Fonda, of course, became the face of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1972 when she visit to North Vietnam at the height of the war, earning the nickname “Hanoi Jane” and infamously denounced American soldiers...
  • A Faulty Retelling of "The Vietnam War"

    10/31/2017 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Oliver North
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: By Oliver North October 16, 2017 Richard Nixon kept his promises, Ken Burns did not When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent. Mr. Nixon’s...
  • McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam

    10/23/2017 1:32:05 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 107 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 10/23/2017 | Aaron Blake
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  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Special Forces medic who braved Vietnam gunfire

    10/23/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War. Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special Forces. It was so secret that, for more than four decades, he never spoke about it to anyone – not even the people he served with. Those that served with him, however, never forgot the bravery he showed during a four-day mission, called “Operation Tailwind,” in the landlocked country in September 1970. Rose, then a sergeant, ran through a hail...
  • McCain takes veiled shots at Trump over draft dodging

    10/22/2017 11:35:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 23, 2017 | 2:28am | Chris Perez
    Sen. John McCain took some veiled shots at President Trump over the weekend — slamming high income draft dodgers like himself for using their wealth to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur,” the Arizona lawmaker told C-SPAN3 in an interview that aired Sunday. “That is wrong. That is wrong,” he said. “If we’re going to ask every American to...
  • Justifying Betrayal of Vietnam Emerges as the Raison d’ętre Of Ken Burns’ Film on the War

    10/18/2017 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    NY Sun ^ | October 11, 2017 1.6K342 | By PHILLIP JENNINGS, Special to the Sun
    The only positive thing I can say about Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War is this — if it is the best the left has, we may blessedly have heard the last of them. The arguments Mr. Burns presents are weak, biased, and insulting. The documentary is scripted to evoke sorrow and moral indignation over what was presented as American error, ineptness, and lack of moral purpose. The narrative counterposes happy and earnest winners (the communists) with sad and angst-ridden losers (America and the South Vietnamese). It deemed only such perspectives worthy of inclusion. Mr. Burns fails to find...
  • It's 1968 All Over Again

    10/12/2017 5:19:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Almost a half-century ago, in 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart. The Vietnam War, a bitter and close presidential election, antiwar protests, racial riots, political assassinations, terrorism and a recession looming on the horizon left the country divided between a loud radical minority and a silent conservative majority. The United States avoided a civil war. But America suffered a collective psychological depression, civil unrest, defeat in Vietnam and assorted disasters for the next decade -- until the election of a once-polarizing Ronald Reagan ushered in five consecutive presidential terms of relative bipartisan calm and prosperity from 1981...
  • A collection of 30 Mistakes made in the “Vietnamese War” - and “Lessons Learned”

    10/10/2017 12:49:31 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 37 replies
    October 10, 2017 | re_tail20
    A collection of 30 Mistakes made in the “Vietnamese War” - and “Lessons Learned” i just finished watching all ten episodes of Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”, and I think that, while far from a totally complete view, which would take about 1,000 hours, it presented a much more fleshed out story than previous attempts, incorporating many new declassified tapes and conversations, and presenting many new photos, film footage, and perspectives. i came of age after the Vietnamese War, and have constantly heard and read about the “Lessons of Vietnam.” When this happens, i would always scream, “What Lessons?”, because...
  • PBS' The Vietnam War Miseducates America

    10/10/2017 7:48:48 AM PDT · by pabianice · 52 replies
    realcleardefense ^ | 10/10/17 | Sempa
    The recent PBS ten-episode The Vietnam War, produced and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and written by Geoffrey Ward, is billed as a critical reexamination of the war in Indochina that claimed more than 58,000 American lives and more than two million Vietnamese lives. It is nothing of the sort. Burns, Novick and Ward do not reexamine any of the conventional liberal perspectives on the war. The shibboleths of the Left are all reinforced. The production of this new series was, objectively, a waste of time and money, for PBS had essentially told the same story in 1983’s...
  • Vanity: Glenn Campbell Galveston

    09/23/2017 8:54:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | Glenn Campbell
    RIP Glenn. Galveston is a song about a young man drafted to fight in Vietnam. He left his 21 year old girlfriend and thinks of her and Galveston while he worries of dying. "I clean my gun and dream of Galveston". Glenn played briefly for the Beach Boys. From December 1964 through early March 1965, Glen was a touring member of The Beach Boys playing bass and singing Brian Wilson‘s high falsetto harmony part. Brian was in rehab. Glenn could listen to a song once and play it from memory. Also recommended is The William Tell Overture in memory of...
  • Are PBS and Ken Burns about to Rewrite History Again? (Viet Nam)

    07/17/2017 7:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | Stephen Sherman
    PBS is planning to run a new documentary series this September on the Vietnam War, produced and written by Ken Burns. Burns is a left-wing "historian" and documentary film producer with a history of having his politics shape the narrative of the story he is telling, with a number of resulting inaccuracies. Ken Burns correctly identifies the Vietnam War as being the point at which our society split into two diametrically opposed camps. He is also correct in identifying a need for us to discuss this aspect of our history in a civil and reflective manner. The problem is that...
  • The Viet Congs were Hunted with Silent Revolvers

    06/05/2017 10:33:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/5/2017 | J Trevithick
    The guns 'special' rounds were quiet but lacked stopping power Since World War II, America's elite forces have used quiet firearms for missions where it pays to be silent. Sound suppressors—commonly referred known as silencers—remain in service today. What many don't know is that U.S. commandos once carried revolvers with special cartridges designed to muffle gunshots. In the 1960s, the AAI Corporation developed the cartridges for the U.S. Army's and Navy's rifles, pistols and shotguns. The U.S. Army Special Forces and Rangers tested the unique ammunition in Vietnam. While they offered many advantages, AAI's products failed to win any widespread...
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/28/2017 2:25:43 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 31 replies
    Personal experience ^ | May 28, 2017 | Donald J. Taylor
    In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of one we left behind, MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 5, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at Camp Trai Bi. Our camps were about 30...
  • "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory"

    03/25/2017 8:07:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Anita Bryant
  • On this day in 1968

    03/16/2017 4:39:39 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 26 replies
    Troops of Co C, 1st Bat. 20th Inf. Reg. 11 Brig. 23rd ID attacked the Vietnamese village of My-Lai. By the end of the day the village and its population were largely destroyed.
  • John Kerry’s practiced betrayal of friends

    12/31/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Washington Times | 29 Dec, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    John Kerry doesn’t come late to the betrayal of friends. He has had considerable practice. In 1971, when he was a young lieutenant just back from Vietnam, where he was a decorated skipper of a Swift Boat patrolling the Mekong River, he appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to pay his “respects” to the American soldiers, sailors and Marines he fought a war with. Representing all those veterans, he told the senators, he wanted to talk about war crimes he said “were committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.”...
  • Lawrence Colburn Dies; Helped End Vietnam's My Lai Massacre

    12/16/2016 12:41:58 PM PST · by Borges · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/2016 | CHEVEL JOHNSON
    Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67. Lisa Colburn, speaking with The Associated Press on Thursday evening, said her husband of 31 years was diagnosed with cancer in late September and died Tuesday. "It was very quick," she said by phone from her Canton, Georgia, home near Atlanta. "He was a very peaceful man who had a great desire for there to be a peaceful world."
  • 1969 Film of Bernie Sanders spreading North Vietnamese propaganda

    08/15/2016 11:03:27 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 31 replies
    In this 1969 documentary of a seditious meeting of communists with the notorious communist and terrorist Walter T Howard CCCP of New York City, we see Bernie Sanders attending a meeting and a filming of a North Vietnamese communist film that portrays the communist viet cong as freedom fighters and the Americans as torturers and barbarians. This and other films were shown by student radicals and marxists as Americans were being killed by the North Vietnamese army and the VietCong and as Vietnamese civilians were being murdered, tortured, buried alive and extorted by the communists and their gangster protection schemes...
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/30/2016 9:58:45 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 16 replies
    Vanity | May 30, 2016 | Donald J. Taylor
    In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of one we left behind, MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 5, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at Camp Trai Bi. Our camps were about 30...