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Vietnam war

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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DARPA technology, amputated soldiers, wounded warrior funding

Guess what the Badasses at DARPA Have Funded: Spoiler Alert – It’s Not a Weapon

DARPA Funds Cutting Edge Prosthetic Arm When we think of DARPA, we tend to focus on the badass weaponry and combat technology they provide to the U.S. servicemen and women. So before you get your hopes up about watching some terrorist get blown to smithereens, bear with me. This is not an article about weapons, but it …

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My Afghan Interpreter Endured Five Years of Combat. Now, He’s Finally Coming to America.

In fifteen years of war, the majority of Americans who served overseas did so once or twice.  Most often these tours were between seven months and one year.  Many in the Army fought for fourteen or fifteen months in Iraq or Afghanistan; these exceptionally long tours took their toll on the psyche of all who …

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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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Pearl Harbor Survivors Share Their Stories [Video]

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, where more than 2,000 United States service members were killed and several ships were sunk, including the USS Arizona. The attack, which took place at 7:48 Hawaii time, was conducted by 353 Japanese Imperial fighter, bomber and torpedo planes, launched from six different …

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Shinzo Abe Will Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor

The Prime Minister of Japan said on Monday that he would visit Pearl Harbor, the first Japanese leader to do so in the 75 years since the surprise attack that drew the United States into World War II. Mr. Abe said he would travel to the naval base on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii between …

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