There are a number of little known, interesting facts about the Vietnam War.
At the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL, visitors pass through a replica of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Vietnam Gallery. As visitors enter the trail, they hear the all too familiar sound associated with this […]
This list of Top Ten Armies (Military Powers) in the world is subjective at best. Unless you looked at specific aspects and judged based on that criteria alone, the list cannot be definitive. One can look at a nation’s defense budget or the size of their enlisted members, or combine the two. Another area for […]
Many facts and stories from previous conflicts remain in the spotlight long after they have passed. One that seems to elude many is the name of one of the longest surviving POWs – USAF Airman First Class William Andrew Robinson. If asked, how many individuals would even be able to answer which conflict […]
The M3 submachine gun was adopted into service by the US Army in December of 1942. This .45cal submachine gun had a 30-round magazine and was considered superior to the its counterpart, the Thompson submachine gun. The M3 was not only cheaper to produce than the Thompson, it was […]
The first week in January in 1968, Operation Niagara was launched by General Westmoreland in an effort to gather intelligence on PAVN activities in and around the Khe Sanh Valley. By the third week in January, this part of the operation (Niagara I) had been completed. On January 21st, the second phase of […]
During the Vietnam War, the 1st Battalion 9th Marines engaged in a number of battles, including Khe Sanh, which by all means they should have lost. The 9th Marines earned a number of honors as a result of their long heavy engagements in Vietnam. They are said to have suffered the […]