Links to Other Vietnam War Related Sites

"I see light at the end of the tunnel."
--Walt W. Rostow, National Security Adviser, Dec. 1967

An Abstract World
About the Artist: John A. Webster is well known for his exhibit, “The Other Side of the Wall,” photographs reflecting his time in Vietnam, where he served in the Third Security Police Squadron of the United States Air Force from 1967-1968. Mr. Webster’s current work features photographs of historic sites of Boston and a selection of his abstract paintings.

American Forces Vietnam Network (military radio and television) provided music, news and entertainment to the American Fighting Man and Woman during the Vietnam War from the Delta to the DMZ. This is a great site!

Against the War
Against the War is a historical novel examining the response of the Vietnam war generation to the Vietnam war and the effect of the war on American society. The effect described is a broad phenomenon extending from the theater of war overseas to the growing reaction to the war at home, as evidenced in the "war on poverty," the anti-war movement, and the counterculture that arises from the anti-war movement. Against the War provides an intellectual and cultural history of the early counterculture and a view of the war from the perspective of those who because of the military draft were forced to react to it and who in some cases were forced or chose to risk their lives in it.

The American Experience: Vietnam Online
Companion web site to the PBS/WGBH series program on the Vietnam War. Features timeline, statistics, documents, first-hand accounts, and more.

The American War Library
The World's Largest On-line Military, Veteran, and Military Family Registry.

Angel's Truck Stop: A Woman's Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War
How do you survive when everything you believed about the world is turned upside down? In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, testosterone-fueled fighter pilots take off from Udorn Air Base in Thailand on sorties over dangerous targets in North Vietnam. Some come back, many do not. Into this fog of war enters Captain Pilato, a starry-eyed idealist, assigned to manage the officers’ club. The fighter pilots christen the officers' club “Angel’s Truck Stop”, which becomes the backdrop for the conflicts, challenges, and choices she encounters. It reveals a woman’s struggle to fit into a man’s world. As the realities of war erode her ideals, she realizes the future doesn’t hold the certainties it once did. Angel’s Truck Stop is hilarious and at times, heart-wrenching. This memoir keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end.

Army Aviation Flight School
Army Aviation Flight School, during the Viet Nam era, follow the flight training from Fort Wolters to Fort Rucker or Hunter-Stewart. See the aircraft flown. (Mesothelioma Center)
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. In addition, they have thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma and they've even created a veterans-specific section on their website in order to help inform them about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Australians at War
Australian support for South Vietnam in the early 1960s was in keeping with American policy of stemming the tide of communism.

The Australian Involvement In Vietnam
"This page was put together by Ern Marshall because of the lack of information about the Australian Involvement in Vietnam and for the benefit of all Veterans, and maybe for the education of some of the younger generation."

Battlefield: Vietnam
By Professor Robert K. Brigham, Vassar College.

Bibliography of the Vietnam War
Broad Histories of Vietnam and the Vietnam Wars.

Books about Martha Raye
Check out the books on Noonie Fortin's site written about this wonderful and patriotic woman.

Books by Ron Steinman
The Soldiers’ Story: Vietnam in Their Own Words
Women in Vietnam: The Oral History
Inside Television’s First War: A Saigon Journal

The Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
A 120 Plus Page tour of the entire Brownwater Navy in Vietnam. Includes photos and storys of YRBMs, Bases, Seafloat, ATSBs, Canals, Rivers, boats, Rach Soi, Rach Gia, Vinh Long, Ha Tien, Vinh Te Canal, Saigon, Nha Be, Denang, Icorp, Binh Thuy, River Ships, Boats and River Craft. Over 1200 photos. Over 2300 guestbook entries cataloged.

By Sea, Air, and Land
An illustrated history of the U.S. Navy and the War in Southeast Asia
by Edward J. Marolda.

C.M.A.C.: Saga of a Saigon Warrior
by James J. Finnegan, Vietnam Vet, U.S. Army Signal Corps
"Things were pretty screwed up by the time Lt. James A. Callaghan reached Saigon. TET '68 had just ravaged the country and there were still daily terrorist activities in and around the city. The C.M.A.C. Command was waiting for him and this is his story."

Chairborne Ranger -- Dennis Mansker's Transportation Corps Vietnam website
Here you can see Vietnam War photographs, stories, historical documents, memorabilia, and the first chapter of "A Bad Attitude: A Novel from the Vietnam War." Mansker was in Vietnam from May 1968 to March 1969, a company clerk (i.e. a "chairborne ranger") at the 543rd Transportation Company at Thu Duc and the 151st Transportation Company at TC Hill, Long Binh.

Colonel Ngo The Linh Website
Honoring a Vietnamese Special Forces Commander and all Vietnamese heroes who fought and died for Freedom and Democracy in Vietnam.

Colonel Maggie
The site that honors Martha "Colonel Maggie" Raye.

Combat Tracker Teams of the Vietnam War

Nelson DeMille
Nelson DeMille was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He is the author of: By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General's Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Night Fall, and Wild Fire.

Deserts and Oases: A Veteran's Poetry
Poetry written by Vietnam veteran Jackson Day while in Vietnam 1968-1969 and subsequently. Poetry is largely verbal snapshots of views and experiences during and after the war.

Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy: Vietnam
Extensive collection of materials organized by year. From the International Relations Program at Mount Holyoke College.

Douglas Valentine, Author
Valentine's book is "TDY," a based on fact story about a young Air Force photojournalist who in 1967 volunteers for a safe temporary duty mission in the Philippines. He soon finds himself in Laos photographing CIA agents and opium bandits, and involved in a life and death struggle for survival.

Enemy Aircraft Shot Down by Naval Aviators in Southeast Asia, 1965 - 1973

15th Field Artillery Regiment
Information about the "Indianheads" in the Vietnam War.

The 519th Transportation Association, Thailand
During the Vietnam War 15 March 1962 - 28 March 1973 personnel from all branches of the military, including covert "black operations" were instrumental in the fight against communism throughout the Southeast Asia theater of operations:

3,403,100 (including 514,300 offshore) personnel served in the Southeast Asia Theater (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, flight crews based in Thailand, and sailors in adjacent South China Sea waters).

2,594,000 personnel served within the borders of South Vietnam (January 1, 1965 - March 28, 1973).

Florence Nightingale:
American Women Who Died in the Vietnam War (1959-1975).

Frank Snepp
Best-selling author ... Ex-CIA agent ... Emmy Award-Winner ... Reporter/Producer ... Screenwriter ... Investigator ... Lecturer ... Subject of Landmark Supreme Court First Amendment Decision.

General Hieu's Page
This Homepage is dedicated to General Hieu of the Armed Forces of Viet Nam - an incorruptible, virtuous and competent General; with the hope that it would indirectly boost up the morale of all soldiers of the ARVN who had sacrificed their prime lives to the just cause of their beloved country.
" is a totally free tool for anyone who has ever served in the military and their families. It is designed to help the military community reunite with long lost friends from their past who they have lost contact with over the years. Once again it is free to register and free to use. We ask that you help us make this site the most beneficial military search site on the web by simply telling your friends to check it out."

Grover Furr's Vietnam War Page
Great research material. A supplement to Grover Furr's course, ENGL 275 "The Vietnam War and American Culture," and useful for anyone interested in learning more about the Vietnam War.

Homer Hickam official Web site
Vietnam Veteran Homer Hickam is the author of many books, including Rocket Boys.

Features articles and resources on world and American history, including eyewitness accounts, interviews, historic homes, and military history.

Lies, Deceit and Hypocrisy
"A study of the journalism in the early part of the Vietnam War, 1962-63.
The Saigon correspondents reported that the South Vietnamese and their American advisers were losing the war against the Viet Cong and their North Vietnamese allies. The reports the correspondents sent home were not very popular in the Pentagon and the Saigon establishment, but it was a job that had to be done to serve the truth."

LZ Angel
A place for writers, poets, actors, film makers and artists. Also website for the self-published author orgainization - The American Authors Association - which is open to all writers. The website helps writers and artists promote their creative works.

Mai Pham
Mai Pham is the chef and owner of Lemon Grass Restaurant in Sacramento, California, a nationally acclaimed restaurant featuring Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. A respected expert on Southeast Asian Cuisine, she writes for national publications, conducts cooking classes and seminars, and serves as a consultant to various food organizations throughout the U.S. Mai came to the U.S. with her family after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Robert McGowan
Rob McGowan was born in 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee. He served (reluctantly) as a pay disbursement specialist with the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam, 1968/69. He has degrees (BS, MFA, MLS) in philosophy/biology, fine art, and information science respectively and has been a university faculty member, library arts specialist, founder of nonprofit organizations and publications (notably: Memphis Center for Contemporary Art and the journal Number:), gallery director, art critic, book reviewer, a bookstore marketing and media relations manager, and is an artist and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. McGowan is the subject of The McGowan Collection in the archives of the History Department of Memphis Public Library and Information Center, one of America’s premier public libraries. Robert McGowan and his National Emmy-winner wife Peggy live in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of midtown Memphis.

McGowan’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared as story collections, as book and catalog contributions, in anthologies, as weekly columns, in over five dozen prominent literary, art, and nature print journals in America and abroad, including American Forests, The Black Herald (France), Chautauqua, Connecticut Review, Etchings (Australia), The Louisiana Review, New Walk Magazine (UK), River Teeth, and South Dakota Review, and have been four times nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

McGowan’s artwork is in numerous private, corporate, and public collections internationally, including Bank of America, Bank of Korea, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Smithsonian Institution. His images have appeared in, and are on the covers of, prominent literary print journals worldwide, including American Literary Review, BRAND (UK), dotdotdash (Australia), and Stone Voices.

Medic in the Green Time
Marc Levy was an infantry medic with the First Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970.
Medic in the Green Time consists of numerous photo illustrated war and post war vignettes, short stories, war poetry, war documents (including translated Chieu Hoi leaflets), post war travel writing re Southeast Asia, compelling videos, uncommon links. There is no political agenda. There is nothing for sale. The website is a teaching tool. Marc Levy's war related prose and poetry have been widely published online and in print. In the past he has spoken at high schools and colleges re his war experiences.

Military Writers Society of America (MWSA)
"We are an association of more than five-hundred authors, poets, and artists, drawn together by the common bond of military service. Most of our members are active duty military, retirees, or military veterans. A few are lifelong civilians who have chosen to honor our military through their writings or their art. Our only core principle is a love of the men and women who defend this nation, and a deeply personal understanding of their sacrifice and dedication."

The Montagnards
"America's most loyal allies in Vietnam."

The Moon At the Bottom of the Well
The true story of the Italian shoeshine boy who became a Vietnam war photographer.

Order of battle for carriers and carrier-based squadrons
in the Western Pacific (WestPac) and Vietnam 1964-1975

Compiled by the Naval Aviation History Branch, Naval Historical Center.

Paul Clayton, Author
Paul Clayton, author of "Calling Crow," was born in '48, drafted in '68, sent to Vietnam in September of the same year. He served with an infantry line company in the 4th Infantry Division, in the Central Highlands of Pleiku Province. After the army Mr. Clayton went to Temple University in Philadelphia, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1976. In 1995 he published his first work of fiction.
Paul Clayton at Amazon

Peace Movement Photos
Harvey Richards made five films on the peace movement in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1962 and 1968. These films, Everyman, Women for Peace, Hot Damn!, Decision in the Streets, and No Greater Cause, all were occasions for shooting still photographs of what he saw. The galleries in this page are selected from those times.

Unlucky Moon
The Recollections of Rifleman Blanco

Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
The site for the 199th Light Infantry Brigade Vietnam.

Richard Galli's Books
RICHARD GALLI peels back decades of cynicism and shows us that within the young Americans we send to war there sometimes beat gentle, optimistic, hilarious hearts.

The Richard Nixon Foundation

Sarge's Jungle
As well as being a Vietnam veteran, Sarge is a blues singer, and harmonica master. Sarge appears at concert venues, blues clubs, schools, colleges and universities across the nation. He performs his Vietnam Blues Show which consists of music from "Sarge's Vietnam Blues Combat Tested Blues For Peace" recording, (on CD and cassette), powerful Vietnam War poetry, and war stories.

17 Construction Squadron
Workshops Vietnam Association

Australian Veterans.

The Springfield 50 Project's
Western Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Surprised at Tet:
U.S. Naval Forces in Vietnam, 1968 by Glenn E. Helm

Reference Librarian, Navy Department Library, Naval Historical Center.

The War at Home: The Struggle for Veterans to Find Jobs
In today’s tough and competitive job market, it can be challenging for any adult to land a decent job. Though education can definitely improve outcomes, sometimes it’s not just about the degree. Experience can also play a major role in helping people find jobs. Yet in some cases, experience can work against you. Just ask one of the many college-educated military veterans who serve their country only to return to find a job market that doesn’t want anything to do with them.

Tribute to the MPs
A tribute to the Military Police who served in Vietnam.

The 20th Century Anthology
The 20th Century Anthology is a collection of five novels ("Permission to Kill," "Back in the World," "Permission to Live," "Heaven on Earth," and "Shindara"). Also includes the video documentary "Thunderhawks."

25th Aviation Battalion
In honor of the many sacrifices the men of the Diamondheads and Little Bears made. Includes pictures, historical documents, and war stories.

2-1 Cavalry
2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry (Vietnam 1967-70) Association Homepage. Includes unit history, newsletter, pictures, reunion information, guest book, message board.

The U.S. Servicemember’s Guide to Academic Programs and Aid
The guide is comprehensive, but easy to use, covering everything from earning college credit through military service, to the various ways veterans and active military can pay for school. Servicemembers from every branch of the military will find the information they’re looking for in one place.

The USARSUPTHAI Association
The United States Army Support, Thailand Association is a networking organization for Thailand based units, personnel, online organizations and veterans groups.

United States Naval Operations Vietnam, Highlights
During the Vietnam Conflict the Operational Archives Branch of the Navy History Division (currently the Naval Historical Center) produced a classified (now declassified) monthly summary of the naval operations in South East Asia, covering 1966 through 1970. These will be placed on line over the next year.

United States War Dogs Association, Inc.
A nonprofit organization of former US Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs, establishing permanent War Dog Memorials, and educating the public about the invaluable service of these canines to our country.

U.S. Air Force
12th Tactical Fighter Wing Page

U.S. Navy History
As the official history program of the United States Navy, the Naval Historical Center manages the Department of Navy Library, twelve Navy museums, art collections, archives, and an underwater archaeology program. The new NHC website will allow you to research any number of naval history topics online and check out new public and educational programs and exhibits offered at Navy museums all over the country!

USMC Combined Action Platoon Web Site (Vietnam, 1965-1971)

USO Showtime - AFVN Saigon
23 Minutes of tunes and comments from the past.

Veterans Alumni Association
Helping Veterans Find Other Veterans.

Vietnam Era Educational Center
The nation's first Vietnam Era Educational Center, located adjacent to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, features exhibits, a research library, guided tours, and special programs about both the war "In Country," Vietnam, and events in "The World," back home in America.

The Vietnam Experience
The spiritual and emotional experience of the Vietnam War, through photos, stories, and poems, by combat veterans. Nam replated links, newsletter, discussion group, support network, is home to the 128th "Tomahawks" and 173rd "Robin Hoods" Assault Helicopter Companies. Stories and photos of recent trips back to Vietnam and unit reunion information.

Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network
The Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network is a non profit veterans organization dedicated to the fulfillment of the following purposes: To provide a forum for recreational communications amongst a fraternity of aircrew members who served in Vietnam during the period 1961-75. Topics cover the entire spectrum from Vietnam to reunions and everything in between.
The site features war stories, book reviews, a detailed timeline of the war, a glossary and over 400 examples of uniforms and equipment from the conflict.

The Vietnam I Remember
by Steven Curtis

USMC combat photographer's website with stories and photos of the everyday events -- not just blood and guts.

The Vietnam Project - Texas Tech University
The mission of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. Its functions are threefold: collection and preservation of pertinent source material; education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of scholarly research through exchanges, publishing of noteworthy research, symposia, and financial support.

Vietnam Service Medal

Vietnam Veterans Against the War Homepage

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia
"The web site of the Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia has been designed with two purposes in mind. The first, to provide information of special or current interest to Australian Vietnam veterans. The second, to provide for students of all ages, historical context, information about Australia's involvement in the war, Australian units, servicemen and servicewomen."

Vietnam Veterans of America
Tons of information for and about veterans.

Vietnam War - Book Reviews and Vietnam Poetry
Contains dozens of tutorial papers as well as free background information.

Vietnam War Internet Links
Prof. William A. Joseph, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College

Vietnam War Pictorial
Images of the war.

Vietnam Women's Memorial Project
Honoring military and civilian women who served their country.

Vietnam War
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Vietnam War Index
Includes information on key political and military figures as well as major events of the war.

Vietnam War Letters Home
Website that has actual letters written in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War Pictorial
Images of the war.

Vietnam Women's Memorial Project
Honoring military and civilian women who served their country.

War Dogs - The Untold Story of Dogs in Combat
America's Forgotten Heroes.

War Stories
Over 500 Original Stories, by those who served in Vietnam.

The Wars for Viet Nam
America's longest war ended more than two decades ago, yet a number of significant and important questions remain unanswered: What was the nature of the modern Vietnamese revolution? How can we explain the American intervention? Why did the war drag on so long?

James Webb
During a varied career that includes serving as a combat Marine in Vietnam, a full committee counsel in Congress, novelist, journalist, screenwriter, high-ranking Pentagon official, international business consultant, political commentator, and U.S. Senator from Virginia, he has earned a reputation for blunt honesty and intellectual independence that is rare in American public life.

Winter Soldier Investigation
Testimony given in Detroit, Michigan, on January 31, 1971, February 1 and 2, 1971.
Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc.

A Year To Kill
by James F. McColloch

A Vietnam War Novel online: "In 1967, the Vietnam War was raging. To amass the required soldiers, thousands of America's young men received the dreaded 'greeting' from the President, instructing them to report for military service. This fueled conflict in our own nation as war protesters marched in the streets and challenged the political system that determined to fight a war in a far land. Those 'drafted' for Vietnam had three choices: They could go to jail; they could leave the United States; or, they could go to war. It was not easy but most answered their country's call. Also, many of America's young men and women volunteered to fight the oppression in Southeast Asia. This book is dedicated to those who bravely went to war, many of whom did not return."

Vietnam War at Amazon

Vietnam War on DVD at Amazon

Vietnam War Kindle Books