Who was Steven L. Bennett?

Introduction Steven Logan Bennett (22 April 1946 to 29 June 1972) was a United States Air Force pilot who posthumously received the Medal of Honour for heroism during the Vietnam War on 08 August 1974. Medal of Honour Citation The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously toCAPTAIN… Read More

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Who was Pascal Cleatus Poolaw?

Introduction Pascal Cleatus Poolaw (29 January 1922 to 07 November 1967) was a Kiowa who served with the United States Army in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He is the United States’ most decorated Native American, with 42 medals and citations, including four Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, as well… 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

What is the US Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Programme?

Introduction The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor programme (SFTI programme), more popularly known as TOPGUN, teaches fighter and strike tactics and techniques to selected naval aviators and naval flight officers, who return to their operating units as surrogate instructors. It began as the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, established on 03 March… Read More

What was the Berry Plan?

Introduction The Berry Plan was a Vietnam War-era programme in the United States that allowed physicians to defer obligatory military service until they had completed medical school and residency training. More than 42,000 physicians and surgeons were affected by the Berry Plan, named after Dr. Frank B. Berry, who served as the Assistant Secretary of… Read More

What is National POW/MIA Recognition Day?

Introduction In the United States, National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honours those who were POWs and those who are still MIA. It is most associated with those who were POWs during the Vietnam War. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is 29 March,… Read More