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Please add to nonfiction book list: Donovan, Stephen H. Long Daze at Long Binh: The humorous adventures of two Wisconsin draftees trained as combat medics and sent off to set up a field hospital in South Vietnam

There are a lot of books that I plan to add to the booklist, but it might be a while before I get to it. Long Daze at Long Binh will be there eventually.

Pride Month: LGBT+ Vietnam Veterans

vietnamwarera:

This Pride month I would like to address a neglected bit of history on this blog. I will be highlighting the service of LGBT+ veterans in Vietnam. Members of the LGBT+ community have always served in the United States military and will continue to do so. Arguments made against their ability to serve, and to serve openly and with pride, are made out of prejudice and bigotry rather than fact.

As a bisexual transgender man, I understand the struggles faced in living as your true self. I understand the feeling of being the target of hatred and of prejudiced policies. I also understand the importance of seeing others like me represented in history. Too often the LGBT+ identity of individuals who contributed to historical moments is downplayed, or sidelines them in the larger narrative. These folks deserve to be recognized.

To those LGBT+ veterans out there, thank you for your service. I hope that you have found peace in your life, with yourself and with others.

Patron content day: USAF bombings in North Vietnam

Today’s content is brought to you by @blackjackkent, a Vietnam War Era patron. She has pledged a monthly amount that entitles her to submit one idea or topic per month to receive a dedicated day of posted material. This month she asked for content on US Air Force bombings in North Vietnam during the war. That means throughout the course of the day there will be several posts made on this topic, and only this topic.

Patrons to the Vietnam War Era receive rewards based on their donation tier. All patrons gain access to the VWE Discord server, and higher tiers earn the ability to guarantee content they want to see. 

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I would like to work on some posts about operations during the war, so now’s your chance to send in any you would like to see. (Previous ones here.)

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Remembering Vietnam: Live reactions and thoughts

Remembering Vietnam: Live reactions and thoughts:

Join me on Twitter as I walk through the National Archives exhibit “Remembering Vietnam.”

Today I have the opportunity to visit the “Remembering Vietnam” exhibit at the National Archives in…

Today I have the opportunity to visit the “Remembering Vietnam” exhibit at the National Archives in Washington, DC. I’m very much looking forward to this opportunity and plan to jot down my thoughts along the way to share with you all here. 

I am also incredibly lucky that there is to be a panel tomorrow evening about the Tet Offensive that I will be attending. (More info here) For those not in the area, the National Archives will be streaming the panel live on their YouTube channel. The centerpiece of the panel is Dr Erik B. Villard and his book Combat Operations: Staying the Course, October 1967-September 1968. This is the latest installment of the US Army in Vietnam series and can be read online for free here: https://history.army.mil/catalog/pubs/91/91-15.html.

I hope everyone is doing well and I apologize for my lack of presence here. I’m here as I’m able and I appreciate the continued support!

Thanks for hanging in!

vietnamwarera:

I’m in my senior year of university (finally) and ridiculously bogged down in schoolwork, as well as dealing with depression. The queue has run out, and I don’t have time to really fill it up again. I’m reblogging relevant content when able.

I hope everyone is doing well, and I’ll try to get to some of the backlogged questions in the inbox. Thanks for sticking around!

Thanks for hanging in!

vietnamwarera:

I’m in my senior year of university (finally) and ridiculously bogged down in schoolwork, as well as dealing with depression. The queue has run out, and I don’t have time to really fill it up again. I’m reblogging relevant content when able.

I hope everyone is doing well, and I’ll try to get to some of the backlogged questions in the inbox. Thanks for sticking around!

Thanks for hanging in!

vietnamwarera:

I’m in my senior year of university (finally) and ridiculously bogged down in schoolwork, as well as dealing with depression. The queue has run out, and I don’t have time to really fill it up again. I’m reblogging relevant content when able.

I hope everyone is doing well, and I’ll try to get to some of the backlogged questions in the inbox. Thanks for sticking around!

Do you know if the current US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City is built on the same ground as the former embassy? If so, do you have any photos of the transition?

Apparently the US Consulate is indeed built on the grounds of the former embassy. The embassy was used by PetroVietnam during much of the post war period and was demolished in 1998. [Wikipedia]

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