C to F


"​Life is like a Box of C-Rations"

A Speech by Major General Robert Scales USA (Ret) at Truman Library, 12 September 2009.
[Received from Paul Kasper in June 2018.]

Central Intelligence Agency in Vietnam and Laos

Armies, Addicts and Spooks

[Received from Paul Kasper in October 2017.] 

(The) CIA's Vietnam Histories

Declassified CIA Histories Show Its Involvement in Every Aspect of the Indochina War

[Received in November 2017.]

Clippings - Miscellaneous

Best Mess - Camp Enari

Sanitation in Vietnam

Award of an Army Commendation Medal

CIDG Soldier in VC Valley

Chris Noel -- Vetsville, Home for Homeless Veterans

In the November/December, 2013 issue of "VVA Veteran" there's a very nice article about Chris and

her persistence in getting Vetsville for homeless veterans going and continuing for over 20 years.

It captures her personality really well.

To help by donating to program for helping homeless Vietnam veterans, go to

Vetsville.org.   Note:  As of July 5, 2018, this link has been suspended.

[Link courtesy of Nancy Smoyer, Donut Dollie, December 2013.]

Christmas Dinner Menus, Saigon, 1967 & 1968

[Received from Paul Kasper, December 2013.]

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, Marine Barracks Cavite, P.I., 1921

Inserted here in counter-point to the above.

[Received from Mike McNally, November 2016.]

(The) Coast Guard in Vietnam

How a Coat-Guardsman saved a Navy Base During the Vietnam War

Combat Veterans - Rules for Dealing with

[Received from Michael Kumm in July 2019.]

Comintern Directive on the Formation of the Indo-Chinese Communist Party-1929 

One of the basic directives behind the establishment of North Vietnam

Community of US Veterans Now Calls Da Nang Home

This link goes to an article from the Stars & Stripes about many US Veterans who have returned to live in Da Nang

(Anyone want to go establish a new Det. 2?)

Cyclos -- Introduction to Vietnam in the 1930's

[Received from Mike McNally, February 2016.]

Da Nang is Coming into it own with Attractions and Resorts

AFAR Travel Guides

[Received from Mike Jackson in December 2018.]

DAO (Defense Attache Office) Final Assessment for January through June 1975
Received from Mike McNally in January 2016.
When Mike sent this, he wrote: "I'm leaving a link which should open a PDFf version of the Defense Attache Office final assessment from 1975.  The first thing you'll notice is a statement, supposedly from the "Joint Staff", saying that the assessment is not trustworthy due to the lack of supporting documents. The statement seems to be crooked on the page, so I don't know if the statement is authentic....Mike 

DAO (Defense Attache Office) Telephone Book for 1973

While it is true that our fighting forces had been removed from South Vietnam,

this 109-page phone book shows that the U.S. was still very much a "presence."

The American Services Radio (ARS) staff are listed on the following pages as "DAO Army Div.  T-1, Rm 127":

Ian G. Tervet  Page 70

Charles M. "Chuck" Neil  Page 58

Michael A. "Mike" Monderer   Page 56

Lewis A. "Lew" Ravenscroft  Page 73

(Most likely the same SFC Ravenscroft, USA, who was in Engineering in Saigon in1967-69)

DASPO (Dept. of the Army Special Photographic Office)

A novel about life in Saigon during the Vietnam War.

[From the Stars & Stripes for November 13, 2015.]

(A) Day in Vietnam

This 1967 U.S. Navy film is narrated by actor Jack Webb. The film argues that anti-war protesters don’t

understand what’s happening in Southeast Asia and sets out to promote the accomplishments, and

document the difficulties, facing the Marines and Navy in a single day.

DC-8 Lands on Marble Mountain, Vietnam, 1969

It was supposed to land at Da Nang but the crew goofed.

They absolved themselves by getting it into the air again.

Departing Vietnam - March 27 to 29,1973

[Received from Jim Anderson on March 28, 2015]

(An Unofficial) Dictionary Related to Vietnam

August 2014

[Prepared by Paul Kasper, proofread by Bob Nelson and edited by Jim White.]

Doung Van (Big) Minh's Driver

A contemporary story about Big Minh, with photos, from a tourism website and a guy that writes

about Vietnam's war history (though you may not agree with it all).

[From a post on Facebook by Rick Fredericksen.]

(A) Drone Trip from Saigon to Hanoi

December 2015

[Received from Mike McNally]

Enlisted (E4) Pay in Vietnam in 1969

June 2019

[Received from Paul Kasper]

Entertaining Vietnam

January 2013

A 53-minute video, primarily on lessor known, free-lance

(mostly) Australian entertainers in Vietnam.

Go to the AFVN Group Conversation on Entertaining Vietnam

for some background behind this video.

Escape from Saigon

Story of a South Vietnamese Helicopter Pilot Escaping from Vietnam in Comic Book Form.

Fall of South Vietnam - Stars & Stripes Articles 

April 29, 1975, Page 6      May 6, 1975  Page 6

[Received from Bob Peetz in March 2019.

Far East Military Assistance Advisory Groups (MAAGs)

This is one of the "Big Picture" programs that the Department of the Army prepared in the
1950's and 60's.  It includes short stories about the various MAAGs in the Far East--

from Southeast Asia through Korea and Japan.

The portion on MAAG-Vietnam (the predecessor to MACV) starts at 5:38.

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration

This goes to a link with many sub-links related to commemorating the Vietnam War.

Go to the Group Conversation on this topic (Click here) to see our attempts to get involved with this project.

First Day of the Longest War

Taken from "Cheers and Tears: A Marine's Story of Combat in Peace and War.

[Posted in November 2017.]

Flags In

The custom of flying small American Flags at each grave in our Military Cemeteries on Memorial Day each year.

[Received from David Pinto who had gotten it from a Canadian who served with the Marines in Vietnam.]

Comment by Steve Sevits.   Click Here

[Received from David Pinto, May 2017)

Fleeing Da Nang - The Last Flight Out on March 29, 1975

A video of the rush to board the last World Airways flight.

[Received from Steve Sevits, February 2016.]

Flying Tiger Flight Attendants 50th Reunion

A news article on a reunion of some of the flight attendants who had worked for

Flying Tiger Airlinesand helped transport men back and forth from Vietnam.

[Submitted by Jim Anderson.]

Flying Tiger Line Pilots Association

Even though this site may not be that closely linked to AFVN, many of us were passengers

in a variety of Flying Tiger Airline planes during the Vietnam War.

(A) Forgotten Chapter of Vietnam: How an Indigenous Tribe Won the Admiration

of the Green Berets--and Lost Everything Else

The Story of the Montagnards in South Vietnam

[Received from Jim Anderson in November 2017.]

French Battalion of UN (BF/ONU) in  Saigon in November 1953

Note the US 2nd Inf Div Patches.  These troops had fought alongside

and as part of the US 2nd Inf Div during the Korean War. 

See  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Battalion_(Korean_War)

With apologies, you will have to copy and paste the above link into a new tab on your browser.

[Posted on Facebook by Linh Yoshimura, VietnamWarHistoryOrg  June 2019.]