War Stories Category

Vietnam War stories from a NVA Soldier

An online interview between Jerry Peterson and Ngoc’s father When did you enter the army? In Feb 1966. When you went south, did you know how long you would be there? We didn’t know how long they would need to

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Returning to Vietnam – 50 years Later

Author: Jerry Peterson Since joining the Alpha Association in 2012 I have been thinking about returning to Vietnam. While I was there during 1967-68, I thought that it was a beautiful country but was being devastated by war. I wanted

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A Return

Over several years I have read articles in this publication about VVA members returning to Vietnam to repatriate remains, find unexploded ordnance and provide prostheses to Vietnamese who have lost limbs to war materiel left in the country. I have

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Third Tour in Vietnam

Planning My Return to Vietnam In Memory of Jack O'Neil Download the Third Tour Journal (PDF) At approximately 1700 hours 31 January 2015, Jack O’Neil died. Jack was my best friend. We first met on the airstrip at Quan Loi

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A Trip Back in Time to Vietnam – Part 2

Day 3 - April 18 While at breakfast at the hotel, 8 Mig 21's took off from Da Nang and flew right by our hotel. Those guys must get up real early. Pickup by our guide was at 0815. We

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A Trip Back in Time to Vietnam

By J.T. "Birdie" Bertrand It is 12:45 PDT, April 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. Korean Airline's A380 has just started its takeoff roll and soon we will be airborne on our way to Seoul Korea, a 1 hour 20 minute

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Trip of a Lifetime

Introduction - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Summary Doc Howell has Part I and Part 2 documentation of his previous two trips. I too kept a journal while trekking through Vietnam, immediately I’m

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Trip of a Lifetime – Introduction

Introduction - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Summary Hill 362 2010 Vietnam Tour "Trip of a Lifetime" INTRODUCTION In 2008, ten (10) former Marines, now known as the "Ten Good Men" are as

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Trip of a Lifetime – Chapter 1

Introduction - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Summary Saigon Rex Hotel, Hue and Dong Ha April 7, 2010 Major Carey leads yet another tour to the battlefield. This trip consisted of the Major,

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Trip of a Lifetime – Chapter 2

Introduction - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Summary Hill 362 and The Stream bed April 10th After a quick breakfast, we are loaded and moving north to the former DMZ. Everyone's senses are

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