List of Vietnam War-related topics


List of Vietnam War-related topics

This is a list of topics related to the Vietnam War.

Military activity

Operations

Listed by starting date:
*Operation 34A - (1964)
*Operation Hump- November 5 1965
*Operation Crimp - January 7 1966
*Operation Birmingham - April 1966
*Operation Hastings - Late May 1966
*Operation Prairie - August 1966
*Operation Deckhouse Five - January 6, 1967
*Operation Cedar Falls - January 8, 1967
*Operation Junction City - February 21, 1967
*Operation Scotland - See Battle of Khe Sanh
*Operation Pegasus - August 8, 1968
*Operation Dewey Canyon - January 22, 1969
*Operation Chicago Peak - April 1970
*Operation Texas Star - April - September, 1970
*Operation Ivory Coast - November 21, 1970
*Operation Jefferson Glenn - 1970-1971
*Operation Lam Son 719 - February 8, 1971
*Ho Chi Minh Campaign January 24 - April 30, 1975
*Operation Frequent Wind - April, 1975

Battles

*Battle of Ap Bac - January 2, 1963
*Battle of Binh Gia - December 28, 1964 - January 1, 1965
*Battle of Dong Xoai - June 10, 1965
*Battle of Ia Drang - November 14 - November 16, 1965
*Battle of Long Tan - August 18, 1966
*Battle of Hills 881 and 861 - April 24-May 9, 1967
*Battle of Dak To- November 3-November 22, 1967
*Battle of Khe Sanh - January 21 - April 8, 1968
*Tet Offensive - January 30 - February 25, 1968
*Battle of Kham Duc - May 10 - May 12, 1968
*First Battle of Saigon - January 31, - February 3, 1968
*Battle of Hue - January 31, - February 25, 1968
*Tet 1969 - February 1969
*Battle of Hamburger Hill - May 10 - May 20, 1969
*Firebase Ripcord - March 12 - July 23, 1970
*Cambodian Incursion - April 29 - July 22, 1970
*Battle of Snoul - January 5 - May 30, 1971
*Easter Offensive - March 30 - October 22, 1972
*First Battle of Quang Tri - March 30 - May 1, 1972
*Battle of Loc Ninh - April 4 - April 7, 1972
*Battle of An Loc - April 20 - July 20, 1972
*Second Battle of Quang Tri - June 28 - September 16, 1972
*Battle of Phuoc Long - December 13, 1974 - January 6, 1975
*Battle of Buon Me Thuot - March 10 - March 12, 1975
*Battle of Xuan Loc - April 9 - April 20, 1975

Air campaigns

*Operation Ranch Hand (1962-1971)
*Operation Pierce Arrow (1964)
*Operation Barrell Roll (1964-1972)
*Operation Flaming Dart (1965)
*Operation Rolling Thunder (1965-1968)
*Operation Steel Tiger (1965-1968)
*Operation Tiger Hound (1965-1968)
*Operation Niagara (1968)
*Operation Commando Hunt (1968-1972)
*Operation Arc Light (1965-1973)
*Operation Menu (1969-1970)
*Operation Patio (1969)
*Operation Freedom Deal (1969-1972)
*Operation Linebacker (1972)
*Operation Linebacker II (1972)
*Operation Bolo (1967)

People

outh Vietnamese people

*Bao Dai
*Duong Van Minh
*Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu
*Ngo Dinh Diem
*Ngo Dinh Nhu
*Nguyen Cao Ky
*Nguyen Khanh
*Nguyen Van Thieu

American people

*Creighton W. Abrams
*Dean Acheson
*Spiro Agnew
*Ellsworth Bunker
*McGeorge Bundy
*William Bundy
*William Calley
*Clark Clifford
*William Colby
*A. Peter Dewey
*John Foster Dulles
*Dwight D. Eisenhower
*Daniel Ellsberg
*J. William Fulbright
*Barry Goldwater
*David Hackworth
*Alexander Haig
*Paul D. Harkins
*Seymour Hersh
*Hubert Humphrey
*Lyndon Johnson
*John F. Kennedy
*John Kerry
*Henry Kissinger
*Melvin Laird
*Edward Lansdale
*Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
*Mike Mansfield
*Graham Martin
*Robert McNamara
*George McGovern
*Richard Nixon
*Pete Peterson
*Charika Pugh
*Dean Rusk
*Maxwell D. Taylor
*Hugh C. Thompson, Jr
*John Paul Vann
*Gary Varsel
*William Westmoreland

North Vietnamese people

*Ho Chi Minh
*Le Duan
*Tran Van Tra
*Le Duc Tho
*Pham Van Dong
*General Giap
*Poewll Ward

Cambodian people

*Lon Nol
*Pol Pot
*Norodom Sihanouk
*Sirik Matak
*Sosthene Fernandez

Military medals

outh Vietnam

*National Order of Vietnam
*Vietnam Military Merit Medal
*Vietnam Distinguished Service Order
*Vietnam Meritorious Service Medal
*Vietnam Special Service Medal
*Vietnam Gallantry Cross
*Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross
*Vietnam Navy Gallantry Cross
*Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal
*Vietnam Civil Actions Medal
*Vietnam Staff Service Medal
*Vietnam Technical Service Medal
*Vietnam Wound Medal
*Vietnam Campaign Medal
*Presidential Unit Citation (Vietnam)
*Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
*Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation

North Vietnam

*Golden Star Medal
*Ho Chi Minh Order
*Defeat American Aggression Badge
*Vietnam Liberation Order

United States

*Medal of Honor rare
*Distinguished Service Cross rare
*Navy Cross uncommon
*Air Force Cross uncommon
*Silver Star uncommon
*Purple Heart frequent
*Bronze Star frequent
*Presidential Unit Citation rare
*Vietnam Service Medal very common
*National Defense Service Medal very common
*Commendation Medal common

Anti-war publications in the US forces

* "Fatigue Press" at Fort Hood,
* "Last Harass" at Fort Gordon, Georgia
* "Pawn's Pawn" at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
* "Ultimate Weapon" at Fort Dix, New Jersey
* "Attitude Check" at Camp Pendleton, California
* "Green Machine" at Fort Greely, Alaska
* "Napalm" at Fort Campbell, Tennessee
* "Arctic Arsenal" at Fort Greely, Alaska
* "Black Voice" at Fort McClellan, Alabama
* "Fragging Action" at Fort Dix
* "Fort Polk Puke" at Fort Polk, Louisiana
* "Custer's Last Stand" at Fort Riley, Kansas
* "Whack!" from the Women's Army Corps School
* "Where Are We?" at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
* "Voice of the Lumpen" (affiliated with the Black Panther Party) in Frankfurt
* "Can You Bear McNair?" at McNair Barracks, Berlin
* "Seasick" at Subic Bay
* "The Man Can't Win If You Grin" in Okinawa
* "Korea Free Press"
* "Semper Fi" in Japan
* "Stars and Bars" in England
* "Separated From Life" in England
* "Duck Power" in San Diego
* "Harass the Brass" at Canute Air Force Base, Illinois
* "All Hands Abandon Ship", Newport, Rhode Island
* "Now Hear This", Long Beach
* "Potemkin" on the USS Forestall
* "Star Spangled Bummer" at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio
* "Fat Albert's Death Ship" in Charlestown
* "Pig Boat Blues", USS Agerholm
* "Special Weapons", Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
* "I Will Fear No Evil", Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
* "Blows Against the Empire", Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

source: "The American War" - see references below

Media

Non-fiction

*David H. Hackworth. 1989 "About Face"
*A.J. Langguth. 2000. "Our Vietnam: the War 1954-1975".
*Mann, Robert. 2002. "Grand Delusion, A: America's Descent Into Vietnam".
*Windrow, Martin. 2005. "The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam".
*Bernard Fall. 1967. "".
*Harvey Pekar. 2003. "American Splendor: Unsung Hero"
*Prados, John. 2000. "The Blood Road: The Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Vietnam War".
*Prados, John. 1999. "Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe Sanh".
*Shultz, Robert H. Jr. 2000. "The Secret War Against Hanoi: The Untold Story of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam".
*Plaster, John L. 1998. "SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam".
*Murphy, Edward F. 1995. "Dak To: America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands".
*Nolan, Keith W. 1996. "The Battle for Saigon: Tet 1968".
*Nolan, Keith W. 1996. "Sappers in the Wire: The Life and Death of Firebase Mary Ann".
*Nolan, Keith W. 1992. "Operation Buffalo: USMC Fight for the DMZ".
*Nolan, Keith W. 2003. "Ripcord : Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970".
*Robert S. McNamara. 1996. "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam".
*Larry Berman. 2002. "No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam".
*Bergerud, Eric M. 1994. "Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning: The World of a Combat Division in Vietnam".
*Bernard Edelman. 2002. "".
*Darrel D. Whitcomb. 1999. "The Rescue of Bat 21".
*Oberdorfer, Don. 1971. "Tet: the Story of a Battle and its Historic Aftermath".
*LTG Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway. 1992. "We Were Soldiers Once ... And Young".
*Duiker, William J. 2002. "Ho Chi Minh: A Life".
*John Laurence. 2002. "".
*Emerson, Gloria. 1976. "Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses and Ruins from a Long War".
*Philip Caputo. 1977. "A Rumor of War".
*Al Santoli. 1981. "Everything We Had: an Oral History of the Vietnam War by 33 American Soldiers Who Fought It".
*Robert C. Mason. 1983. "Chickenhawk".
*Michael Herr. 1977. "Dispatches".
*Joseph T. Ward. 1991. "".
*Hemphill, Robert. 1998. "".
*Noam Chomsky. 1967. " [http://www.nybooks.com/articles/12172 The Responsibility of Intellectuals] ".
*Moore, Robin. 1965 "The Green Berets" (ISBN 0-312-98492-8)

Fiction

*Robert Olen Butler. 1992. "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain"
*Nelson Demille. 2002. "Up Country".
*Garth Ennis. 2003. ""
*Daniel Ford. 1967. "Incident at Muc Wa" (filmed 1976 as "Go Tell the Spartans").
*Graham Greene. 1955. "The Quiet American" (filmed 1958, 2002).
*Larry Heinemann. 1986. "Paco's Story".
*Gustav Hasford. 1979. "The Short-Timers" (filmed 1987 as "Full Metal Jacket").
*Duong Thu Huong. 2005. "No Man's Land".
*Phillip Jennings. 2005. "Nam-a-Rama".
*Denis Johnson. 2007. "Tree of Smoke".
*William Pelfrey. 1984. "The Big V."
*Stephen King. 1999. "Hearts in Atlantis". (filmed 2001 as "Hearts in Atlantis")
*Walter Dean Myers. 1995. "Fallen Angels"
*Bao Ninh. 1995. "The Sorrow of War".
*Tim O'Brien. 1978. "Going After Cacciato".
*Tim O'Brien. 1990. "The Things They Carried".
*Tim O'Brien. 1973. "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Send Me Home".
*Edward B. Robinson. 2006. "The Godhead [http://www.thegodhead.net]
*James H. Webb. 1978. "Fields of Fire".
*John M. Del Vecchio. 1982. "The 13th Valley".

Film

*84 Charlie Mopic
*A Bright Shining Lie
*The Anderson Platoon (documentary)
*Across the Universe (film)
*A Yank in Viet-Nam
*Air America
*Apocalypse Now
*Bat*21
*Born on the Fourth of July
*The Boys in Company "C"
*Casualties of War
*Dead Presidents
*The Deer Hunter
*Dien Bien Phu (French)
*Flight of the Intruder
*The Fog of War (documentary)
*The Expandalbes
*Eye of the Eagle 3
*Forrest Gump
*Full Metal Jacket
*Go Tell the Spartans
*Good Morning, Vietnam
*The Green Berets
*Hair (film)
*Hamburger Hill
*Hanoi Hilton
*Heaven & Earth
*Jacob's Ladder
*The Killing Fields
*The 317th platoon (French)
*The Odd Angry Shot
*Path to War
*Platoon
*Platoon Leader
*Purple Hearts
*The Quiet American (1958)
*The Quiet American (2002)
*Rambo
*Rescue Dawn
*The Siege of Firebase Gloria
*Tigerland
*To the Shores of Hell
*The Ugly American
*Uncommon Valor
*We Were Soldiers
*White Badge

Although there is no official list grouping, the major Vietnam war movies have been noted for their main focus on a particular branch of the United States Military in Vietnam. "Full Metal Jacket" is about the U.S. Marines in Vietnam, "Platoon"is about the U.S. Army in Vietnam, "We Were Soldiers" is about the Air Cavalry in Vietnam, "Apocalypse Now" is, to an extent, about the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, "Hamburger Hill" is about the Airborne in Vietnam and "The Green Berets" is about the Green Berets in Vietnam.

Other

* The musical "Miss Saigon"

External links

* [http://www.vietnamlessons.com 4-part video series profiling the untold story of the Vietnam War.]
* [http://www.ichiban1.org/html/history/1975_present_postwar/nvn_invasion_1975.htm Timeline of NVA invasion of South Vietnam]
* [http://www.vietnamwar.com/ VietnamWar.com] - biographies, pictures, historical data
* [http://www.vwam.com/ A Vietnam Veterans Site, Excellent Historical Information and photos]
* [http://www.thirdmarines.net/khe_sanh/ks_title_pg.asp/ About the Khe Sanh Hill Fights]
* [http://www.asian-nation.org/vietnam-war.shtml Asian-Nation: The Viet Nam/American War]
* [http://www.fas.org/man/crs/RS20775.pdf "Congressional Use of Funding Cutoffs Involving US Military Forces and Overseas Deployments"]
* [http://www.history.navy.mil/seairland/index.html Department of the Navy — Navy Historical Center: By Sea, Air, and Land]
* [http://libcom.org/history/articles/vietnam-gi-resistance/index.php GI Resistance in the Vietnam War, 1961-1973] Covers the fraggings, "search and avoid" missions, etc.
* [http://www.overtheredvd.com Over There by Peter Egan and Joel Fields]
* [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/whos/index.html PBS American Experience: Vietnam Online]
* [http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pentagon/pent11.htm Pentagon Papers]
* [http://www.ericdigests.org/1998-1/vietnam.htm Teaching about Vietnam and the Vietnam War]
* [http://www.warbirdforum.com/vietnam.htm The Annals of Vietnam] (emphasis on the early years of the conflict)
* [http://virtualdoug.typepad.com/photos/viet_nam_today_for_vets/ Viet Nam Today for Vets]
* [http://www.anothervietnam.com/ Photographs by Vietnamese war photographers]
* [http://www.vietnampix.com/index.html Vietnam War picture essay]
* [http://www.pieceuniquegallery.com Vietnam War picture gallery]
* [http://www.vietvet.org/glossary.htm Vietnam War Terminology and Slang]
* [http://www.vietnamviews.org/ Vietnam Views] (marking the 30th anniversary of its end, a social journal that captures stories from those affected by the war)
* [http://www.vietnamgear.com/ Vietnam War uniforms and equipment]
* [http://libcom.org/library/gi-resistance-vietnam-account-dave-blalock The personal account of a GI about army personnel's resistance to the war] by Dave Blalock
* [http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/ Virtual Vietnam Archive] (more than 2 million pages of online historical materials)
* [http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/vietnam/vietnamization/ The Effects of Vietnamization on the Republic of Vietnam's Armed Forces, 1969-1972]
* [http://www.virtualwall.org The Virtual Wall online Vietnam Veterans Memorial]
* [http://www.wellesley.edu/Polisci/wj/Vietnam/vietfilms.html Vietnam War Films]
* [http://flags.net/old/VNMW.htm Flags of the Viêt Nam War]
* [http://www.stopusa.be/scripts/texte.php?section=CL&langue3&id=24471 Spraying of Agent orange by US Army in Vietnam and its consequences]
* [http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-71-1413/conflict_war/vietnam/ CBC Digital Archives –Canada's Secret War: Vietnam]

Further reading

History texts

*Vaughn Davis Bornet. [1984] . "The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas. Chapters 3, 4, 11, 14.
*Phillip Davidson. 1988. "Vietnam at War: The History 1946-1975"
*Daniel Ellsberg. 2002. "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers". New York: Viking Press.
*Frances Fitzgerald. 1972. "". Boston: Little Brown and Company.
*Felix Greene. 1966. "VIETNAM! VIETNAM! IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT". Palo Alto, California: Fulton Publishing Company, LCCN: 66-28359.
*David Halberstam. 1969. "The Best and the Brightest". New York. Ballantine Books.
*Patrick J. Hearden. 1991. "The Tragedy of Vietnam" New York: Harper Collins.
*George C. Herring. 1979. "America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975". Boston: McGraw-Hill.
*Stanley Karnow. 1983. "Vietnam, A History". New York: Viking Press, ISBN 0-14-026547-3
*Michael P. Kelley. 2002 "Where We Were In Vietnam, 1945-1975". Hellgate Press. ISBN 1-55571-625-3
*Michael Maclear. 1981. "Vietnam, The Ten Thousand Day War". London: Mandarin, ISBN 0-7493-0016-7
*Robert J. McMahon. 2003. "Major Problems in the History of the s relating Vietnam War". New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., ISBN 0-618-19312-X
*Robert McNamara. 1995. "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam". (written with Brian VanDeMark) New York: Vintage Books.
*Robert Mann. 2001. "A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam". New York: Basic Books.
*Wilbur H. Morrison. 2001. "The Elephant and the Tiger". Hellgate Press. ISBN 1-55571-612-1
*Jonathan Neale. 2001. "The American War: Vietnam 1960-1975". London: Bookmarks Publications Limited, ISBN 1-898876-67-3
*James S. Olson (editor). 1988. "Dictionary of the Vietnam War". New York: Greenwood Press, Inc.
*Gareth Porter, "Perils Of Dominance: Imbalance Of Power And The Road To War In Vietnam", University of California Press (June, 2005), hardcover, 403 pages, ISBN 0-520-23948-2
*Robert Schulzinger. 1997. "A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975". New York: Oxford University Press.
*Neil Sheehan. 1988. "A Bright Shining Lie." New York: Vintage.
*Lewis Sorley. 1999. "A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam" New York: Harcourt.
*Shelby Stanton. 1987. "Vietnam: Order of Battle"
*Shelby Stanton. 1988. "The Rise and Fall of an American Army"
*Gabriel Kolko. 1994. "Anatomy of a War: Vietnam, the United States, and the Modern Historical Experience" London: Phoenix Press.
*Bob Fink. 1981 "Vietnam, A View from the Walls". Detroit: Greenwich Publishing. ISBN 0-912424-08-7.


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