Who was Joseph G. LaPointe Jr.?

Introduction Joseph Guy LaPointe Jr. (02 July 1948 to 02 June 1969) was a combat medic in the United States Army who posthumously received the Medal of Honour for his actions during the Vietnam War. Biography LaPointe, known to his family as “Guy”, was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating from Northridge High… Read More

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Who was Thomas W. Bennett?

Introduction Thomas William Bennett (07 April 1947 to 11 February 1969) was a United States Army medic who was killed in action during the Vietnam War and the second conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour. Bennett received the medal after repeatedly putting himself in harm’s way to save wounded soldiers during operations in… Read More

What was the Battle of Xuan Loc (1975)?

Introduction The Battle of Xuân Lộc (Vietnamese: Trận Xuân Lộc) was the last major battle of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). From the beginning of 1975, People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) forces swept through the northern provinces of South Vietnam virtually unopposed. In the Central Highlands, South Vietnam’s II Corps was completely destroyed, whilst attempting to… Read More

What was the Vietnam War (1955-1975)?

Introduction The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Vietnamese: Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 01 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April… Read More