Medical Civic Action Program

Conflict: Vietnam

During the Vietnam War an initiative called the Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) was developed by the American embassy in Saigon and the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (USMACV) to provide basic health care to Vietnamese civilians. Initially spearheaded by … Continue reading

Flak Attacks

Conflict: Vietnam, World War II

Flak is an abbreviation for a German anti-aircraft (Fliegerabwehrkanone) that dawned in popularity during WWII. It was launched from the ground toward invading enemy aircraft and set to explode at a certain altitude. When the flak detonated, shrapnel flung in … Continue reading

A Rescue in Vietnam

Conflict: Vietnam

When the Air Force set out to rescue downed navigator Iceal Hambleton, nobody could’ve guessed that it would turn out to be the “largest and most costly search and rescue effort”¬†of the Vietnam War. In April 1972, Hambleton was a … Continue reading