Vietnam in 1971

​by John Wolf on November 7, 2011


At that time, he wrote "I bought an 8mm Yashica movie camera during a stand down from combat. Took movies during the stand down and then decided to hump the camera into the bush on our next mission. I took footage during our airmobile assault. After blocking out Vietnam for 36 years I decided to use my footage to pay tribute to those soldiers that were ambushed and killed on Easter Sunday 4-11-1971. I never expected that video to be seen 1.5 million times and the rest of my videos to be seen 1 million times for a total of 2.5+ million currently. In this version, I decided to add personal narration."


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[Received from Michael Goucher in June 2017.]


Vietnam - 40 Years Later

A couple of links and other information related to the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon.


Vietnam 50th Commemorative Gift

Fifty years after Vietnam, an original collection of stories has been released to honor and remember the service, duty,

and sacrifice of Vietnam era veterans. Representing all states and services, this Vietnam 50th Commemorative Gift

is available as a state-sponsored gift to Vietnam veterans through 2017 and will be made available to the general public

 in 2018. We invite you to learn more about this unprecedented commemorative gift and the states and private community partners who are making it possible.

[Submitted by Mike McNally in February 2017.]


Vietnam Grunts in 1971 (Home Movie)

I bought an 8mm Yashica movie camera during a stand down from combat. Took movies during the stand down and then decided to hump the camera into the bush on our next mission. I took footage during our airmobile assault. After blocking out Vietnam for 36 years I decided to use my footage to pay tribute to those soldiers that were ambushed and killed on Easter Sunday 4-11-1971. I never expected that video to be seen 1.5 million times and the rest of my videos to be seen 1 million times for a total of 2.5+ million currently. In this version, I decided to add personal narration.

[Posted by John Wolf on YouTube November 7, 2014.]


Vietnam - Links to a Variety of Websites on Vietnam

This goes to a variety of websites on the Vietnam War.


Vietnam Postcards
Vintage Postcards Showing Life in Vietnam in the Early 20th Century.
[Received from Rick Fredericksen in January 2016.]


Vietnam Radio and Television Stations as of 2013

A list of current radio and TV stations in Vietnam.  Some of them are where some of us

have been and others are undoubtedly at locations familiar to someone.


Vietnam-Related Video Collection

This WBGH (Boston) link shows the November 1, 1964 anniversary celebration of the overthrow of the Diem regime.

General Westmoreland, in dress whites, and Duong Van Minh (Big Minh),

the last president of South Vietnam, are shown on the reviewing stand.

(Unfortunately, there is no sound to accompany the video.)

[Submitted by Mike McNally.]


Vietnam Revisited

An article by Mike Todd Published in the Montreal Gazette in March 2018.

This letter appeared in The Montreal Gazette on Sept. 19, 2017, in answer to the above article

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Many Canadians served in Vietnam

In 1970, my mother was the secretary for the volunteer department of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.
One day, a young man walked in and said that he wanted to volunteer at the hospital.  He said he could not legally work in Canada because he was an American citizen.  He was against the war in Vietnam and he had come to Canada to escape the draft.
My mother listened, then informed the man that her son--born and raised in Canada--was currently serving as a soldier in the U.S. army in Vietnam, and was taking his place.  In her words, "he slithered out of my office."
We seldom hear of Canadians who went the other way -- those who crossed the border, joined the U.S. military and served during the Vietnam War.  A 10-year-old directory of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association shows 13 Canadian pilots who served in Vietnam and were still alive. I am one of them. 
The Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association
estimates that 12,000 Canadians served in combat roles in Vietnam. Some who died have their names on "The Wall"--he Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
---David Mills, ex-U.S. Army Chief Warrant 2, St-Joseph-du-Lac

                                                                          [Link received from David Pinto]


Vietnam Sketchbook

by Gene Basset / Book by K.M. Kostyal

[Received from Rick Fredericksen, January 2016]


Vietnam - The Quiet Mutiny  [1970]
This is a 1970 Documentary by John Pilger about disillusioned American troops in open rebellion against the war. 


Vietnam: The Real War - in Pictures

From "The Guardian"   

[Taken from Facebook, November 2017]


Vietnam - The 10,000 Day War

A series of 13, 50-minute or so YouTube programs on the Vietnam War by Ferenc Csaszar


Vietnam Today

A short discussion about Vietnam today and how much it has changed or not changed over the years.


Vietnam Travel Brochure

A travel brochure inviting people to visit "beautiful South Vietnam."  Possibly dated 1961.

[Submitted by Rick Fredericksen.]


Vietnam Under the French Prior to World War Two

Also some information on Cambodia and Laos.

Don't worry if your French is rusty.  Attached is a link to a French site which you can enjoy just by clicking on everything

that is clickable.  When you get to the end of a particular page, just return to the Sommaire page and go to the next item.

Near the bottom of the Sommaire page, is a recording of Josephine Baker singing "La Petite Tonkinoise."

There is also a short video showing the French in Indochina.

[Submitted by Mike McNally.]


Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally

chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.


Vietnam Wall Memorial

This link goes to a where one can explore the memorial where one can search a variety of ways.

[Received from Steve Sevits in January 2016.]


Vietnam Wall Memorial - 22 Things You Should Know About the

A list of 22 major facts related to the Vietnam Wall Memorial

 

Vietnam Wall "Facts"

[Received from John Kafka in August 2016]


Vietnam Wall Photos

This goes to a number of unique photos of the Vietnam Wall and other wall memorials in the D.C. area

taken by Paul Kasper's friend, Richard McCorrison.

[Received from Paul Kasper in November 2016]


Vietnam Wall - He Helped Build the Memorial

How did he end up dead in a landfill?

Jack Wheeler co-founded the organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, known as the Wall.  

His body was found in a landfill in Delaware in 2010.

[Received from Jim Anderson in May 2017.]


Vietnam Wall - Additions as of Memorial Day, 2017

[Received from Bob Peetz in June 2017]


"Vietnam War" Episode 1: What They Got Wrong (Burns/Novick/PBS)

By Prof. Robert F. Turner

​[Posted on Facebook, April 2018]


Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony

Camp Zama, Japan

May 12, 2015

[Submitted by Jim White]


(The) Vietnam War Day-by-Day

Twelve PDF files covering the Vietnam War by month.   Select the month and then scroll down to find the day. 

The files are rather large so they may take a moment to load.  


(The) Vietnam War Divided the Country,

But Music United The Troops

A new book explores the way Americans who served in the Vietnam War

turned to music to cope.

[Submitted by Rick Fredericksen on December 11, 2015.]


Vietnam War - Fallacies of Burns and Novick's Documentary

[Received February 2018.]


Vietnam War History

This is a website for veterans of the Vietnam War.  You have to sign up through Facebook but that is easy to do.

(Click on the above to open Facebook.  Sign in.  Then search for VietnamWarHistory.org.  

You will get their postings and, if not already signed up, a chance to do so.)

After joining, posts made by other members will show up as you browse Facebook.

[Received from Jerry Nelson on August 24, 2017.]


Vietnam War - Ken Burns Never Knew How Wrong He Was

[Received from Rick Fredericksen on September 5, 2017.]


Vietnam War Records - Access to

[Taken from Facebook in October 2017.]


Vietnam War - The War That Killed Trust

by Karl Marlantes

[Submitted by Paul Kasper in June 2017.]


Watches of the Vietnam War (Iconic)

September 2019

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