Vietnam War (1955-1975)

The Unseen Enemy PTSD Continues To Take Its Toll

The Unseen Enemy PTSD Continues To Take Its Toll

PTSD is really a reaction to being exposed to death, and anyone who’s been exposed to death in even a single incident, like a car accident ~ you don’t want to go back and think about that all the time. But you can’t not think about it.

The GI Revolt That Ended the Vietnam War

The GI Revolt That Ended the Vietnam War

The 2005 documentary Sir, No Sir: the GI Revolt examines the GI resistance movement that effectively ended the Vietnam War. While it’s common to hear about fragging* incidents which occurred in Vietnam, you rarely hear about the vast GI anti-war movement built by three years of sustained organizing in barracks, on bases, battlefields and ships and at armed forces academies like West Point.

Part 3: How agent orange and depleted uranium affect the body

Part 3: How agent orange and depleted uranium affect the body

Since the use of AGENT Orange in both Vietnam and to some extent in Korea, all will acknowledge that dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin-TCDD) has become one of the most controversial issues our military has ever faced. IARC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, classified dioxin as a known […]

The Greatest Little Coffee Shop You’ll Find

The Greatest Little Coffee Shop You’ll Find

Mooresville, North Carolina…Richard’s Coffee Shop, “The most patriotic coffee shop in America”. Just around the corner from my house there’s a great place to stop in for a cup of Joe. It is a hangout of sorts for Veterans which I have written about this past year, and has become so popular it needed to pick-up roots and relocate up the street to larger quarters.

Vietnam Wall Turns 30

Vietnam Wall Turns 30

Just like during the war, the names of the dead slowly appeared as I descended the gentle slope to the black granite wall and then suddenly the scope of the carnage overcame me as scores of names became hundreds and then thousands and finally over 50,000 and the brutal truth of this unnecessary tragedy overwhelmed me as I slowly and somberly climbed back into the sunlight.

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