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Navy Medicine in Vietnam

This is an interesting, 60-page book (with numerous photos), on the history of Navy Medicine

during the Saigon War, beginning with the evacuation of Haiphong in 1954 and ending with the evacuation of Saigon in 1974. [Received from Mike McNally on September 23rd, 2013.]


​Nguyen Van Thieu (President of South Vietnam 1965 - 1975)

Passed away in 2001.

[Received from Mike McNally in September 2017.] 


Ninth Infantry Division's Radio Station

The following appeared in Tom Taylor Now (a radio trade pub): 


In Vietnam, a real “Radar O’Reilly” assembled a radio station?  Charlie Ochs, now station manager at Tampa’s “MoneyTalk 1010” WHFS, says “I was a combat correspondent in the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam, and my most important duty was to take the network correspondents out and get them shot at for good stories.  But our C.O. came to me and said the General wanted a radio station.  That was totally against regulations, because American Forces Vietnam Network provided the only authorized over-the-air radio and TV.  Our Public Information Office had the world’s best scrounger, in the form of a lifer Sergeant First Class named Tony Bennett.  He got us all kinds of great stuff, from pallets of booze to steaks out of a General’s mess in a competing Division.  I told him we needed a sound-proof, air-conditioned remote vehicle and an FM transmitter with an antenna, along with studio gear.  He got it all.  The transmitter was out of a radar unit that I think gave us about 250 watts.  I had a guy in our outfit, who had been a television engineer, convert the transmitter to a commercial FM frequency.  The mobile studio?  Tony told me to meet him at the base camp for a trip to Bien Hoa airbase outside of Saigon.  He had an 18-wheel tractor, and we backed up to an Air Force Blue refrigerator-trailer (with refrigeration unit attached), and hauled it down to the Mekong Delta.  We hid it behind a building and painted it Army olive drab, then had our artist paint bogus registration numbers on the bumper and big white Army stars on the side.  After a few days we were on the air.  General Julian J. Ewell was the only Division commander with his own radio station, and I was Army Sergeant Charlie Ochs on ‘Delta 9, the voice of the 9th Infantry Division.’  AFVN was not happy.  But the General told them to stay off his base camp, and we stayed on the air.”  Does that jog your memory?  Share your own favorite true radio story. Email “You Can’t Make This Up” - Tom@RTK-Media.com.

[Received from Dick Downs in May 2016.]


North Vietnamese Army Film

[Link to Facebook, September 2018]


Nuclear Bombing of Dikes in North Vietnam

Discussion between Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon on using nuclear bombs on North Vietnam

[Received from Mike McNally iin December 2016.]


(Vietnam) Operations Table

A list of all the military operations carried out during the Vietnam War.

[Received from Mke McNally in January 2015.]


On Patrol (Magazine)

Summer 2014 special on the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

Has an article by Pat Sajak on his time with AFVN.

Available on-line for free.  For information on subscriptions, etc., click here.

[Link received from Jim Anderson, July 2014.]


(Allied) Participation in Vietnam

​A historical monograph by Robert Larsen and James Collins, Jr.

The Story of our Allies fighting alongside the U.S. troops in Vietnam.

[Taken from Facebook in June 2018.]


Paying Respects, Pentagon Revives Vietnam, and War Over Truth

Link to a New York Times article by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, October 9, 2014

showing how the Pentagon still glosses over the truth regarding the Vietnam War.


Photos and Postcards, etc. from Vietnam

[Taken from the old Geocities Site - source is unknown.]


Postage Stamps of South Vietnam - 1951 to 1975

While the first page is in French, these stamps give an interesting view of how they changed over time

and in relationship to the ebb and flow of the Vietnam War.

[Received from Mike McNally in March 2016.]


Photographing the Vietnam War (What I Learned)

TED Lecture by Dick Durrance

[Received from Jim White in January 2018.]


Photography Shaped Our Narratives of the Vietnam War (How) - Global Voices

This edited article by Quyên Ngô is from Loas, a news website and online radio project

of Viet Tan that broadcasts stories about Vietnam.

[Received from Rick Fredericksen in May 2017.]


Photos - 28 Rarely Seen from the Vietnam War

[Received from John Kafka in April 2017.]


Principal Reports from Communist Radio and Press Sources

Dated December 10, 1971

[Received from Ron Turner in September 2015.]


(Henry A.) Prunier, 91, U.S. Soldier Who Trained Vietnamese Troops, Dies

Dated April 17, 2013

In 1995, Mr. Prunier returned to Hanoi for a reunion with some of the surviving Viet Minh he had helped.

Recognizing him, General Giap picked up an orange and displayed the grenade-lobbing technique Mr. Prunier had taught him.

“Yes, yes, yes!” the general exclaimed.
[Received from Mike McNally on November 7, 2016]


Ration Card - MACV

We all had one.

​[Posted on VietnamWarHistoryOrg by John William Murphy, February 2018.]


(Your) R&R Program

MACOI - August 1968

Did you ever go on R&R?  If so, where did you go?

[Received from Mike McNally on November 5, 2015]


Raymond Burr in Vietnam

NBC News Report in 1967

[Received from Mike McNally in August 2016.]


Return to Vietnam
Blog of Dennis Woytek's return to Vietnam in March 2015.
​Dennis was a CE4, Seabee at AFVN, Det 5, Quang Tri, in 1969.


Returning to Vietnam

Many Vietnam Veterans are returning to Vietnam to live and/or to help the people.

[Received from Dennis Harper in May 2016.]


Riverine Operations in the Vietnam War

An important part of the Vietnam War and one to which some of our

AFVN@YahooGroups.com members were assigned.  

[Received from Paul Kasper on May 20, 2016.]


Saigon Correspondents

Who Were the Saigon Correspondents and Does it Matter?

By William M. Hammond, Spring 1999

Senior Historian, U.S. Army Center of Military History

This is a 50-page PDF file  about the Saigon Press Corps


Saigon, the Fall of (and South Vietnam)

A 58 Minute Documentary by Tony Holden on the fall of South Vietnam and Saigon in Particular

​[Taken from Facebook in June 2018.]


Skymaster 0-2 Observation Planes in Vietnam

An interesting story of how the the Skymaster O-2s were sent to Vietnam.

Also a link to an unusual "acrobatic helicopter."

[Submitted by by John Lehman.]


Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War

Lydia Fish (copyright 25 December 1993)

[Posted with permission.]


Sounds of Vietnam (The)

This link goes to a Web site called the "Manchu.org" established for the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment.

You can see the entire site by going to this link.  Or, you can go directly The Sounds of Vietnam which contains

a number of audio files from AFVN, Hanoi Hanna and Dave Rabbit (underground radio in Vietnam).  It also

has a number of other audio clips related to the Vietnam War.


NOTE:  Clicking on the links in "The Sounds of Vietnam" will download the various audio clips

which can then be played on RealPlayer.   Click here for a free copy of  RealPlayer.


Soundtrack of the Vietnam War (1966)
The Rock and Roll War

A Stars & Stripes article on music during the Vietnam War.  
It includes a reference to AFVN at the bottom of the first page of text.
[Received from Jim White on November 14, 2016.]


Stars & Stripes for February 6, 1968  (partial)

This is a four-page PDF showing parts of the Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper for Tuesday, 6 February 1968.

It includes a news story about how the Plaza BEQ on Tran Hung Dao Street was defended against a VC attack. T

here's also an item saying that a downtown Saigon PX had reopened.  This might have been at the Meyerkord.

It also states  that AFVN had been broadcasting warnings to Americans to stay off the streets. The news item

states that on Sunday, 4 Feb 1968, a 1900 hrs. curfew was in place, and there was an order to "shoot on sight."

On the home front, a lady in Cincinnati had joined the WACs after her husband had been KIA in South Vietnam.

In world news, the US and North Korea were reportedly in secret negotiations for the return of the USS Pueblo.

[Comments and PDF furnished by Mike McNally on  September 26, 2013.]


Stars & Stripes - Vietnam at 50

This link goes to collection of news articles related to Vietnam taken from the Stars & Stripes over the years.


Stars & Stripes Special on the Vietnam War

This is a 16-page special on the Vietnam War published on November 11, 2014.

It is in two parts due to upload limitations.

Part One              Part Two


(The) Sympathizer - 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

A layered Immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a "man of two minds" --

and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.  

[Received from RIck Fredericksen in April 2016.]


Tan Son Nhut Association

Nearly all of us went through Tan Son Nhut at least a couple of times.  This link goes to the above Association's website.

It has a number of sections which might be of interest to at least some of us.

[Submitted by Jim Anderson in April 2014.]


Tan Son Nhut Airport -- A Typical Day in 1968

Set to the Sounds of "Dawn Buster."

[Link received from Bob Peetz , Webkeeper, Blackpony.org.]


Tan Son Nhut Bars

YouTube video of some bars near Tan Son Nhut in 1971.

[Submitted by Paul Kasper, August 2013]


Some Related Comments:

From:  Paul Poppino

Sent:  August 13, 2013

Subject:  Tan Son Nhut Bars  1971  Anyone remember this one?

Does anyone remember "Kings Mexican Restaurant" just outside Tan Son Nhut.  It was the only place for tacos and enchiladas with refried beans?


From:  Paul Poppino

Sent:  August 13, 2013

Subject:  Tan Son Nhut Bars  1971  Anyone remember this one?

Classic film!  Talk about low overhead.  All you needed was a stool, a beer, and a girl and you had a bar.  Probably no need to buy Saigon Tea at these dives.  While Tu Do was 5-stars in comparison, I was usually working and didn't have much time for any of it. Also didn't know about King's Restaurant. Thanks for sharing.

 

Tan Son Nhut Terminal Bombing - 1965

Clipping from the Stars & Stripes  for June 18, 1965.

[Received from Mike McNally in March 2016.]


Tet 68, 25th Anniversary

Youtube Presentation

[​Received from Rick Fredericksen in February 2018]


Tet 68, 25th Anniversary

CBS Presentation featuring Rick Fredericksen when he was with CBS in Bangkok.

[Received from Jim White in February 2018.]


​Tet 68, 50th Anniversary

Stars and Stripes Special

[Received from Jim White in February 2018]


TET (Vietnamese New Year) traditions

Received from Mike McNally in January 2017.]


To Pledge Alligence -- Persnal Stories Related to the Vietnam War

From "The Atlantic" Magazine

[Received from David Pinto, September 2017.]


The Promise

Written by Jack Murphy as his way of giving something back to all of those that gave so

much in the Vietnam war.  He asked that i be shared with all Veterans.

[Received in April 2018.)


Top Ten Songs of Vietnam (Notes and the Actual Songs)

[Received from Tim Abney in December 2015]


Top Ten Vietnam War Movies
by James M. Lindsey
[Submitted by Rick Fredericksen on March 27, 2015]​


Tribute to Vietnam Veterans

Featuring Sam Elliot

[Submitted by Paul Kasper on September 1, 2015]


Troop Levels in South Vietnam -  1959 to 1973

[Submitted by Jim Anderson on January 5, 2017]


(The) Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

by James M. Lindsey
[Submitted by Rick Fredericksen on March 28, 2015]​


Twenty Harrowing Photos of the Vietnam War and

The Lack of a Welcome upon Returning Home

April 2018