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

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