"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.]
Armies, Addicts and Spooks
[Received from Paul Kasper in October 2017.]
Declassified CIA Histories Show Its Involvement in Every Aspect of the Indochina War
[Received in November 2017.]
Best Mess - Camp Enari
Sanitation in Vietnam
Award of an Army Commendation Medal
CIDG Soldier in VC Valley
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.]
[Received from Paul Kasper, December 2013.]
Inserted here in counter-point to the above.
[Received from Mike McNally, November 2016.]
How a Coat-Guardsman saved a Navy Base During the Vietnam War
One of the basic directives behind the establishment of North Vietnam
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?)
[Received from Mike McNally, February 2016.]
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
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)
A novel about life in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
[From the Stars & Stripes for November 13, 2015.]
It was supposed to land at Da Nang but the crew goofed.
They absolved themselves by getting it into the air again.
[Received from Jim Anderson on March 28, 2015]
[Prepared by Paul Kasper, proofread by Bob Nelson and edited by Jim White.]
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.]
[Received from Mike McNally]
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.
Story of a South Vietnamese Helicopter Pilot Escaping from Vietnam in Comic Book Form.
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.
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.
Taken from "Cheers and Tears: A Marine's Story of Combat in Peace and War.
[Posted in November 2017.]
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)
A video of the rush to board the last World Airways flight.
[Received from Steve Sevits, February 2016.]
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.]
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.
The Story of the Montagnards in South Vietnam
[Received from Jim Anderson in November 2017.]
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