Vietnam Veterinarians

Conflict: Vietnam

When thinking of those who served during the Vietnam War, veterinarians aren’t usually the first group to come to mind. Yet these men were crucial in maintaining the health of the war dogs used for sentry, scout, and guard duty … Continue reading

Kit Carson Scouts

Conflict: Vietnam

Kit Carson Scouts were former Viet Cong who, after their defection, volunteered to aid U.S. troops. The scouts left the Viet Cong for a myriad of reasons, including disillusionment with the North Vietnamese cause, conflict with other members of the … Continue reading

Christmas in Vietnam

Conflict: Vietnam

Homesick and war-weary, many U.S. soldiers in Vietnam tried to bring at least a little traditional Christmas spirit to their bases, tents, and outposts. While some of the luckiest were chosen to attend USO Christmas shows at nearby bases, most … Continue reading