Vietnam-Era Links

 

Vietnam Links

Personal Sites

Unit Sites

Libraries/Archives

Information

 

 

 

Personal Sites

A Year on the Jumpin' Jack Randy Kethcart's picture journal of a year with 1/5th Inf. (Mechanized), 25th Inf. Div., from Cu Chi to Tay Ninh to the Michelin Rubber Plantation.
   
Al Varelas - USMC A fascinating, graphics-rich site filled with interesting patriotic information, and accounts and historical data about Khe Sanh Combat Base, and the 26th Marine Regiment.
 
The Greatest Man I Never Knew Not all causalities of the Vietnam war were in country . . . families at home also suffered the loss.  Read Jennifer Denard's moving tribute to her father, Capt. William Branch, Alpha/HHC, 2/14th Inf, 69-70.   [Photographs and information].
 
The Battle of Dau Tieng After Action report, newspaper articles, and personal accounts by vets from various units who were there, of the 2nd Bn. (Mech.), 22nd Inf. and their battle at Dau Tieng on the night of February 22-23, 1969.
 
What Tomorrow Brings A photo officer of the 221st Signal Company, Roger Hawkins has created an outstanding on-line journal of photographs taken in Vietnam of American soldiers and the Vietnamese people.
 
Class of 66 - 1/5th (Mech) Focused on the first year of the 1/5th (Mech.)'s deployment to Vietnam, this site contains a wealth of photographs of the people and places they knew, as well as documents, awards lists, history and other information.
 
Vets of the Aussie 3 RAR Here's a sampling of one of the many Australian Vietnam Vets web sites, with photos, personal recollections and links to other Aussie military units.
 
Gunners Australia A site for all Australian gunners who have served in their various artillery units
 
Vietnam Soldier Chris Woelk's personal site for A Battery, 7/11th Artillery contains letters, photos and other interesting materials

 

Unit Sites

 

goldragn.gif (9711 bytes) 1st Bn, 14th Inf. Regiment Home of the 1st Battalion of the 14th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Golden Dragons, our sister battalion.  This site has great photos of the terrain and bases where the battalion worked, pictures of the men, and also terrain maps and pictures of the enemy and their weapons.
 
Crusaders - 187th 187th Assault Helicopters Many a grunt owes his life to the heroic chopper crews who came in under fire to provide close air support, a welcome lift home, or a ride to the MedEvac hospital.  For the 2nd/14th, the 187th Crusaders were often the guys in white hats coming to the rescue.
 
Bobcats - 1/5th Infantry (Mech) Regiment 5th Infantry Regiment Home of the Bobcats, the 5th Infantry Regiment, including the 1st/5th (Mechanized), the armored personnel carriers of choice for the 2nd/14th Inf. "Golden Dragons"!
 
White Warriors - 2/22nd Infantry Regiment 22nd Infantry Regiment Home of the "Regulars", the 22nd Infantry Regiment.   The 2nd (Mech.) and 3rd Battalions served under the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. This site contains a wide variety of fascinating information about the Regiment.
 
Little Bears - 25th Aviation Battalion 25th Aviation Battalion Home of the Little Bears and Diamondhead Attack Support, this is an outstanding site containing a historical overview of the unit's tour in Vietnam, whose daily operations were so closely connected to our own.  Browse the Operation After Action reports, photos and other information contained within this comprehensive collection.
 
Wolfhounds - 27th Infantry Regiment 27th Infantry Regiment Home of the Wolfhounds, the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 27nd Infantry Regiment.   Information about reunions and rosters, as well as a guestbook, merchandise, and Regimental history
 
Wolfhounds - 27th Infantry Regiment Bravo Co, 2/27th Infantry Regiment A variety of information useful to all veterans, as well as specific battalion links and general interest topics.
  http://www.nam-vets.com/
2/34th Armor 2/34th Armored Regiment Dreadnaughts - mobile armored support was provided by tanks of the 2/34th Armored Regiment.  I remember my first encounter with these heavyweights in the Ho Bo Woods.  Always a source of strength and comfort to a grunt, we're glad we served on the same side!
 
The Clan - 3/13th Artillery 3/13th Field Artillery The "Clan" - mobile artillery support used at many of our fire support bases, in the form of big self-propelled 155mm cannon.  Bravo Company
 
35th Infantry - "Cacti" 35th Infantry Association The "Cacti" - Served with the 25th Inf. Div. in 1966, then in 1967 was assigned to the 4th Inf. Div.
 
Tomahawks - 4/23rd Infantry (Mech) 4/23rd Infantry (Mech) Tomahawks - this mechanized unit supported operations for the 25th Infantry Division.  The site contains company rosters, reunion information, photos and more.
 
Manchus - 4/9th Infantry 9th Infantry Regiment Home of the Manchus, and of the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment that served with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam

 

Libraries/Archives

Texas Tech. - Vietnam Project Texas Tech. University has a significant and growing library of original papers, documents, Tropic Lightning News, oral histories, film, and other artifacts regarding America's involvement in Vietnam.  The breadth of the collection is surprising, and the Library is building its web site to make as much as possible available on-line.
   
The Vietnam War Museum An eclectic collection of documents, artifacts and mementoes regarding the Vietnam conflict.
  
VietnamWar.Net Educational, entertainment and research material relevant to the study of the Vietnam War.  Contains links to sites presenting fiction, truth, yarns, memoirs, tall tales, satire, history, absurdity, jokes, vignettes, accounts, musings, adventures, poems, anecdotes, comedy, tragedy, reports, narratives, short stories, biographies, romance, reminiscences, and reflections regarding Vietnam.
  
Vietnam War Resources An incredible compendium of all kinds of information related to Vietnam - perhaps as many as several thousand links - about weapons, units, operations and history.
  
Personnel Records - DD214 The National Personnel Records Center has provided a web site for veterans to request access to their DD-214 records.

 

Information

U.S. Army:  Stand To! A daily compendium of news, information and context for Army leaders
   
The Birth of "Quick Kill" The history behind the development of the Quick Kill program and how it was adopted by the Army during the time of the Vietnam conflict.
   
"Quick Kill" Training Program The Army developed a program to train soldiers to fire quickly and accurately without using the rifle's sights, for use in ambush and close-quarter situations.  Training was conducted using Daisy BB air guns.

  

 

Vietnam Links:  Tales Of A War Far Away
Copyright 2008 Kirk S. Ramsey
Last modified: February 05, 2017