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

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

Signs of Discontent

Conflict: Vietnam

During the Vietnam War, anti-war messages sprouted like weeds from the walls and roadways of Vietnam. The Vietcong, in opposition to South Vietnam and their American allies, constantly left signs, graffiti, and anti-American propaganda along the travel routes of the … Continue reading