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The Navy’s newest warship honors Frank Petersen, the Marines’ first Black aviator
Petersen was a "pioneer not just for Marine Corps aviation but for [the] entire naval force."
Inside the Pentagon’s shameful effort to draft mentally disabled men to fight in Vietnam
Some soldiers referred to them as "McNamara's Morons."
The true story behind one of the Vietnam War’s most famous photographs
Watson Baldwin, in the middle of the clearing, gazed skyward and spread opens his arms to guide the helicopter in to receive help from above.
Marine Corps says goodbye to its ‘Island Warrior’ infantry battalion after 80 years
"It is still hard to say goodbye to a unit that has so completely defined the experience of being a Marine."
A Marine’s brush with death and baptism by fire in the Vietnam War
A Marine recounts how one two-minute experience 54 years ago in the jungles of Vietnam changed his life forever.
Colin Powell, first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dies at 84
'We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.'
The acclaimed author of ‘The Things They Carried’ tells us what he carried in Vietnam and carries with him still
An M16, letters to a girl, fear, pride, love. He's left some burdens behind in exchange for others.
The ‘Greatest Beer Run Ever’ is getting a war movie made about it
“I said, ‘Chickie Donohue, what the hell are you doing here?’ He said, ‘I came to bring you a beer.'”
‘Call of Duty’ wants you to bring a shovel to a gunfight, like these 4 badasses did in real life
Surprisingly, this has actually happened in real life.
20 years into the War in Afghanistan, the US is in the same position as the Soviets when they lost
The Taliban insurgency is growing.
52 years ago, this airman threw himself on a burning flare to save his crew
After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.
A veteran’s 30-year journey to learn about a friend killed during the Vietnam War
"What a pointless waste of a remarkable young man’s life—and in a war with no light at the end of the tunnel."
How a homeless orphan from Florida earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam
"Sims made the greatest sacrifice a soldier can make … and no mark of tribute can be too great.”
Trump pardoned ace Navy pilot, TOPGUN instructor who took $2 million in bribes
He resigned from Congress in 2005 after pleading guilty to corruption charges.
Sgt. Maj. Angel Macias, a founding member of Delta Force, dead at 80
"SGM Macias exemplified the Special Forces ethos."
Will American history forget the Iraq and Afghanistan wars?
I’m no historian, but I suspect that if future American history books touch on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars at all, they will be similarly summed up as a “period of readjustment” that spanned multiple generations.
Acting SecDef Miller is rewriting the history of the Vietnam War as the US looks for the exit in Afghanistan
Miller’s take on Ford’s role in the war’s end bears no resemblance to reality.
The iconic Vietnam War novel ‘The Things They Carried’ is getting a film with a star-studded cast
Tom Hardy will embrace his third major military role after Black Hawk Down and Dunkirk as he leads an ensemble cast in 'The Things They Carried', a new movie based on Pultizer Prize-finalist Tim O'Brien's short story collection of the same name about his experiences during Vietnam
The Marine Corps legend who tried to stop the Vietnam War
"Militarism in America is in full bloom and promises a future of vigorous self-pollination."
New book recreates harrowing siege of Green Beret camp in 1965 Vietnam
“It was a 20th-century version of the Wild West frontier fortress."
An Air Force veteran in recovery is using his home to help struggling vets find peace and sanctuary
Air Force veteran Anthony Luton has seen a lot of things in life, good and bad. Now he wants to use his experience to help others like him
Army vet who conducted heroic helicopter rescue in Vietnam dies at 74
“Tom would say, ‘I’m going to be a helicopter pilot someday,’ and that’s exactly what he did."
Watch this Vietnam vet brave pepper spray to deliver a powerful message to federal officers in Portland
“If you don’t bear witness, then history repeats itself.”
He was the first Black Marine pilot, but his hometown still got his name wrong
Petersen flew more than 350 combat missions and more than 4,000 military aircraft hours during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.