Vietnam War Destinations

Part 4

"Above all, Vietnam was a war that asked everything of a few
and nothing of most in America."
--Myra MacPherson, 1984

Vietnam War Books, Part 1
Important books for the study of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War Books, Part 2
Important books for the study of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War Films

Vietnam War Writers Quiz

Vietnam War Quiz
Test your knowledge of America's longest war.

Vietnam War Quotations
Who said what concerning the Vietnam War?

Vietnamization
President Nixon's plan to encourage the South Vietnamese to take more responsibility for fighting the war.

Vu Van Mau
Minister of foreign affairs in the government of Ngo Dinh Diem.

Vung Tau
The fifth largest city in South Vietnam.

Lewis Walt
He took command of the Third Marine Division in 1965 and the III Marine Amphibious Force in Vietnam.

A War Apart
by Eric Hobbs

Set in the turbulent 1960s, "A War Apart" tells the tale of two lovers that are forever changed by the Vietnam War that tore them apart.

War Zone C
A region near the Cambodian border in III Corps.

Paul Warnke
General William Westmoreland blamed Warnke for converting Clark Clifford from a hawk to a dove about Vietnam.

Wars of National Liberation
On January 6, 1961, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushschev delivered a speech in Moscow.

Kate Webb
War correspondent Webb was captured by North Vietnamese troops operating in Cambodia.

Frederick Weyand
In June 1972, he replaced General Crieghton Abrams as MACV commander.

Women in Vietnam: The Oral History
by Ronald Steinman
In one of the great ironies of the Vietnam War, the United States government has no idea how many women actually served. Record keeping at the time did not reflect a person’s gender, so the numbers vary from a low of 8,000 to a high of more than 12,000. Most of these women served as nurses, but they also served in the Women’s Army Corps, the Red Cross, and other government and related agencies. They nursed soldiers in field hospitals, served as intelligence analysts, and performed for the troops on stage and television to help them escape the horrors of war. All were volunteers; none were drafted. When they returned home, many of them suffered not only the psychological hardships of surviving the conflict, but the added indignity of not being recognized as “real” veterans by their male counterparts. They have remained essentially invisible to the public.

In "Women in Vietnam," veteran journalist Ron Steinman, author of "The Soldiers’ Story," collects the testimonies of sixteen remarkable women who served, and provides an unflinching account of this crucial and long-ignored part of the war. In powerful first-hand accounts, we read of their experiences on the front lines, on the bases, and in the cities, towns, and villages. Whether working in the heart of triage or helping to dispense good cheer and raise morale, all of these women served with honor, without complaint, and with distinction. "Women in Vietnam" is not only a unique historical document, but a powerful record of extraordinary accomplishment.

Xuan Thuy
A veteran North Vietnamese diplomat.

Yankee Station
The place name for the United States Seventh Fleet's staging area in the South China Sea.



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