Author: The Vietnam War Era

From the source: The 38th Inf Plt Scout Dogs are attached to…

From the source:

The 38th Inf Plt Scout Dogs are attached to the U.S. 25th Inf Div at Cu Chi in the Republic of Vietnam and are used on all types of combat operations, detecting enemy, ambushes, mines, booby and punji traps. The patrol moves down a road and are framed by overhanging bushes.

19 August 1966

Photo by SFC Peter P. Ruplenas

vietnamwarera: AND HERE’S ONE for all those brave boys of the…

vietnamwarera:

AND HERE’S ONE for all those brave boys of the Tropic Lightning Division. Sexy Cris Cranston thanks 1st Lieutenant Alfred Little of the 25th Aviation Battalion for the chopper ride during a recent USO tour with Johnny Grant.  Rumor has it that Cris’ other assets may be viewed in next months’ Playboy centerfold. [Source]

You ever play Rising Storm 2 at all? Probably the only game ever where the ANZAC get represented

Isn’t it only multiplayer? Not really my thing, though I’ve watch a couple people play it.

Southeast Asia: Building the Navy’s Bases

Southeast Asia: Building the Navy’s Bases:

This is the link to the entirety of the 400+ page book Southeast Asia: Building the Navy’s Bases by Richard Tregaskis. 

Anything on CB’s?

Oh that’s good! I’ll dig up some stuff.

There’s a handful of photos under the tag: #Seabees

Do you have any lesser known fiction/movies to recommend about the Vietnam War? Maybe something from a Vietnamese perspective?

For fiction from the perspective of North Vietnamese, check out this post: Let’s Talk Books (8).

I’ve heard really good things about The Sympathizer and The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Both are on my wishlist.

I don’t read much fiction about the war though, I’ll admit. The ones I have read are the big names, like The Things They Carried. I wouldn’t feel comfortable actually “recommending” books or even movies if I haven’t read or seen them myself. 

That being said I do like checking out Goodreads lists. This is one on Popular Vietnam War Fiction.

For lesser known films, I haven’t seen any from a Vietnamese perspective but I did enjoy Rescue Dawn and Tigerland. Wikipedia also has a list of the Vietnam War in Film.

I was also asked about movies several years ago and followers replied with a lot of movies (and TV shows) they liked. Check it out.

Send me questions!

Or requests! I’ve been battling depression for months but this week I feel up to getting some work done around here. So drop me a message!

vietnamwarera:Vietnamese girl kisses an ARVN soldier, 1968

vietnamwarera:

Vietnamese girl kisses an ARVN soldier, 1968

From the source:Danang Ammo transfer to barge & YFU from…

From the source:

Danang Ammo transfer to barge & YFU from Korean ship with Korean & Taiwanese crew, ’69

vietnamwarera:Vietnamese identification card

vietnamwarera:

Vietnamese identification card