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3 War Stories That Deserve to be Movies: Vietnam edition

Hollywood seems to be running out of ideas, as they remake movies over and over. This is puzzling considering the amount of captivating true stories that already exist. Undoubtedly, there have been a lot of amazing war movies that have been based on true events. Movies, based on true events, like Lone Survivor, 12 Strong, …

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Watch This: New Free Vietnam War Documentary

Oregon Public Broadcasting has produced a new documentary that provides an intimate look at the Vietnam War through the lens of those in the Northwest who lived through it—and who remain deeply affected by the events of those times. This is one Vietnam war documentary you can’t afford to miss. “The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers” …

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Escape from Saigon – A Look at Vietnam 40 Years Later

History paints an impressionist picture of the Vietnam War; up close, each decision feels increasingly muddled, chaotic, and messy. However, as time moves us beyond the conflict and pandemonium, Vietnam’s impact on strategic warfare, journalism, and civilian life become clearer. Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo reveal their personal memories as veterans and, through extensive research, illustrate …

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Watch: Longe Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRP) in Vietnam

Long-range reconnaissance patrols, or LRRPs (pronounced “Lurps”), are small, heavily armed long-range reconnaissance teams that patrol deep in enemy-held territory. n December 1965, the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, formed a LRRP platoon, and by April 1966, the 1st Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade formed LRRP units as well. On 8 …

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Watch Soldiers Celebrate Christmas in Five Different Wars

The military’s job is to fight wars.  American soldiers stay overseas until the fight is over.  That means missing holidays, birthdays, formative years of their children’s lives, and anniversaries. And yes, Christmas. Soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen usually do a good job of celebrating Christmas, overseas, though.  Sometimes, they’re out on patrol, in the middle …

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Vietnam Veteran Finally Receives Long-Overdue Purple Heart

Ron Esselstyn nearly died more than 50 years ago while serving in Vietnam, but never thought he rated a Purple Heart. After traveling in a helicopter to a rice paddy and being dropped off, Ron and the men around him were attacked by a Viet Cong sniper.  The sniper forced Ron to take cover, and …

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Vietnam Vet Awarded the Medal of Honor [Video]

Today, President Obama awarded Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, a Vietnam vet, with the Medal of honor. Kettles served in the Army, and his actions are credited for saving the lives of 44 soldiers. This act of bravery took place on May 15, 1967, while he was a helicopter commander in the 176th Aviation Company, 14th Combat Aviation …

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