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
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
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
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
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
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
“Making decisions, exercising command, managing, administering – those are the dynamics of our calling. Responsibility is its core.” Harold K. Johnson (1912 to 1983) Harold Keith Johnson was a US Army officer who fought in World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Army Chief of Staff (1964-68) during the Vietnam War.