​​​​​​​Both Winning and Losing the Vietnam War

Clippings from the Chicago Tribute for October 31, 1963

[Received from Mike McNally in July 2016.]


Beer - Those Were the Days!

The price of beer in Vietnam when we were there is almost unbeliveable today.

September 2018

A to B

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​366th Fighter Association

(Recipical URL)


Agent Orange Affecting Children and Grandchildren of Vietnam Vets
This may give you some idea of how bad this may be for your children and grandchildren.
[Received from Mike Jackson in May 2016.]


Agent Orange Victim

Story of a crippled boy being adopted and taken to the U.S.

[Received from Mike McNally in March 2016.]


Air Force Histories Reveal CIA Role in Laos, CIA Air Strike Missions

New Evidence on Nuclear Weapons, Air Force Policy Disputes, During Vietnam War Years

[Received in November 2017.]


American Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam

Located in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Take a look to see how things have changed since the days of AFVN.

[Link received from Jim Anderson, September 2012.]


(An) American Child in Vietnam

An article from the New York Times written by Margaret Childs Westmoreland, the daughter of 

MACV Commander General Westmoreland.  She spent a year with her parents and siblings in 1964-1965

and writes about some of her experiences during that time.  

[Taken from Facebook in November 2017.]]

  

American Foreign Service Association

This link goes to a collection of photos prepared by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)

covering the period from the start of the Vietnam War to date. 

[Received from Mike McNally in December 2016.]


Americans Remaining in Vietnam after April 1975

This is a group of five PDF files from Frederick Guiden (possibly copied from Facebook) .

Fred was one of those left behind but was evidently able to leave on July 9, 1976.

Frank Gulden died at 86 in April 2009.  Click here for a Washington Post article about him.


Americans (and selected Others) Known to be Still in VIetnam as of October 16, 1975

Americans Known to be Still in Vietnam as of December 10, 1975

Alpha[betical] Listing of Personnel No???????   System

(Part of the title is obscured.)

A list of 37 names, mostly Americans

[List of] Americans Scheduled to Depart Saigon, July 9, 1976


American War Vestiges in Saigon -- 606 Tran Hung Dao

After the departure of the French in 1954, the villa was acquired by the American government and became home to the

Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), which co-ordinated the supply of military hardware, training and assistance

to the French and subsequently to the Republic of Vi?t Nam. Because of its high profile, the villa was one of three US

installations in the city targeted by the National Liberation Front on 22 October 1957.

​[Received from Mike McNally on October 23, 2015.]


America's Wars

A concise summary of participants, deaths, injuries, etc. of all of America's wars since the Revolution.

Prepared by the Department of Veterans Affairs, May 2013.


An Khe Army Airfield - A Brief Glimpse

This includes some comments by Bob Nelson who was with the 1st Air Cav as well as a video clip of the airfield.


(The) Approaching Storm: Conflict in Asia, 1945-1965

The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War

[Received from Mike McNally.]


Australia and the Vietnam War

Lots of interesting information, stories and photos.

[Received from Paul Kasper,  September 2015.]


Australian Forces in Vietnam

This covers many aspects related to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.

[Received from Paul Kasper, September 2015.]


Australian Forces Radio 
AFR operated out of Vung Tau Airbase broadcasting to all Australian forces in Phuoc Tuy Province
from November 30th, 1969 through February 14th, 1972.


Australian Vietnam Veterans Wall in Seymour, Vistoria

December 2015​

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Walk and Memorial Wall at Seymour in Victoria is an edifice Dedicated to those who served in most probably the most divisive war the Australian people and military have been involved in. At last after many years of critical comment about our Vietnam Veterans, in the twilight years of most ; a recognition that will stand and a thank you that means something without political platitudes.        

[Submitted by Jim Anderson.]  


Audiotape Letters Home

Robert McNight  1Lt, USA  An Iowa soldier took along a small tape recorder for his tour of duty in Vietnam and sent tapes home to his family in Burlington, Iowa.   We witness the Vietnam War through the voice recordings  of Lt. Robert McKnight.   You can hear AFVN in the background at times.   The 1968 3-inch reels are held by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

[Link courtesy of Rick Fredericksen and Iowa Public Radio.]


Avionic Electronics Central, Phu Loi

Here are two videos with slides of Avionic Electronic Central in Phu Loi,  about 30 miles northwest of Saigon. 

Both videos include AFVN programs as background music.  They were prepared by Jack McCabe, who was with this unit.
1967-1969  (21 min)                   1970-1972  (41 min)

[Links courtesy of Billy Williams, July 2013.]


Battle of La Drang -- Where the US Truly Went to War

An Interview with USA Colonel Tony Nadal who commanding a company during the Battle of La Drang, 1965.

From the "We are the Mighty website.

[Received from Jim White, March 2017.]


Beer - Vietnamese "33" Beer

[Posted by R. Hanes, Vietnam War History Organization on Facebook, April 2018.]

Bob Hope on Tour Christmas 1967
This was prepared as an "official US Air Force Film."

Bob Hope's "Last" Show in Vietnam - Long Binh, December 1970
The "last" is in quotes because he also went to Vietnam in 1971, 1972 and 1973.
Stars & Stripes article of December 27, 1970


Bob Hope in Vietnam in 1970
This link goes to a rather large collection of photos and video segments related to Bob Hope's tour(s) in Vietnam.
I am not sure if it limited to just his 1970 tour or not.

[Link furnished by Timothy Eastman, SGT, USAF  Saigon, 70/71]

 Bob Hope -- Additional Photos
This link goes to a number of still photos from Bob Hope's Christmas Day, 1970, show at Long Binh.  
The first photo shows AFVN hard at work.


Bob Hope in Vietnam - Date Unknown
10-minute video of one of Bob Hope's shows in Vietnam/
[Found in 2017]

Bob Hope in VIetnam in 1971
[Courtesy of Dennis Harper, March 2016.]

Bob Hope in Vietnam in 1972 (Goes to a "This Day in History")
When he sent this , Mike wrote: I think you can see the MACV communications tower. The general's quarters is the 
two-story building near the fence line. (It was like a motel. Other ranking people stayed there.) 
As I recall, General Weyand was at the show. Redd Foxx and Lola Falana were featured performers..
Bob Nelson also commented that he was there at the time. 
[Received from Mike McNally in December 2015.]


Bob Hope in Vietnam in 1972
Group Discussion about what was really his last show at MACV in 1972.

Bob Hope Special, January 17th, 1972
Bob Hopeon NBC January 17th, 1972 From Vietnam, Thailand, Spain, Cuba, Hawaii, Wake Island, and Okinawa. 
Jim Nabors, Charley Pride, Don Ho, Jill St. John, Vida Blue, Alan Shepard, Jan Daley, Sunday's Child, 
Suzanne Charny, Carmen Sevilla, the Blue Streaks, the Hollywood Deb Stars, and Miss World Brucene Smith
join Bob for his annual tour to entertain service personnel stationed abroad at Christmastime.  [Time 1:27]
[Youtube link, May 2018.  (It may not be available.)]

Bob Hope through the Years with the Troops
A Ten-minute Video Review of Bob Hope's Military Shows

Books on the Vietnam War
Retired MSG Ray Bows has written a number of books related to the Vietnam War.
The above link goes to a number of his books.  
His latest book, titled   "In Honor and Memory" is available at the following link. 
Click Here.

(The) Boondocks
The term appears to go back to the Philippines in 1900 or so.
from Jim Anderson in June 2016.]


Boots in the Road -- April 30, 1975
Combat boots and other military items abandoned by the South Vietnamese military as they fled towards
Saigon and tried to hide their connections with the Government of South Vietnam.

Bien Hao Air Base Flight Board
Most of us went through Tan Son Nhut but what is noticible about this list is the number of 
civilian airlines involved in the Vietnam War and that fact that the majorty of the flights went 
through Yokota Air Base, Japan to Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento, CA.
[Courtesy of Paul Bottoms, November 2016.]

Bob Hope
   [Not available as of September 2018.]
A YouTube video on the life of Bob Hope, America's favorite comedian.
[Link received from Mike Jackson.]

Bob Hope - 1942 Radio Christmas Show
[Received from Jim White, February 2018.]

Photo of 1967 Bob Hope Show in Da Nang
[Taken from Vietnam War History Org in August 2018]