What was the Nixon Doctrine (1969)?

Introduction The Nixon Doctrine (also known as the Guam Doctrine) was put forth during a press conference in Guam on 25 July, 1969 by President of the United States Richard Nixon and later formalised in his speech on Vietnamisation of the Vietnam War on 03 November 1969. According to Gregg Brazinsky, author of “Nation Building… Read More


Who is Bob Kerrey?

Introduction Joseph Robert Kerrey (born 27 August 1943) is an American politician who served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. Before entering politics, he served in the Vietnam War as a United States Navy SEAL officer and was awarded… Read More

Who was James Anderson Jr.?

Introduction Private First Class James Anderson Jr. (22 January 1947 to 28 February 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honour for heroism while serving in Vietnam in February 1967. When his Medal of Honour was awarded on 21 August 1968, he became the first African-American US Marine recipient of… Read More

Who was Roy Benavidez?

Introduction Master Sergeant Raul Perez “Roy” Benavidez (05 August 1935 to 29 November 1998) was a United States Army master sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honour for his valorous actions in combat near Lộc Ninh, South Vietnam on 02 May 1968, while serving as a member of the United States Army Special Forces… Read More

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

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