05/10 – The Assault on Hamburger Hill

Members of the 101st Airborne land on Hill 937, aka "Hamburger Hill." Many LZ's (landing zones) like this one were under constant fire from PAVN positions. (Je Me Souviens) On this day in 1969, American UH-1 "Huey" helicopters began landing in the A Sầu Valley, a remote, densely-jungled region of Vietnam close to the Laotian…

12/18 – Linebacker II

A bombing run by a B-52 as seen from the air. (National Air Force Museum) On this day in 1972, American president Richard B. Nixon announced a renewed Christmas bombing campaign of North Vietnam: a massive aerial strike of civilian and military targets by B-52 strategic bombers codenamed Operation Linebacker II. The previous iteration of…

11/20 – My Lai

American troops in Vietnam. My Lai destroyed the credibility of the US mission and resulted in poor treatment for many returning veterans. (source: VOA News) On this day in 1969 The Plain Dealer, an Ohio-based US newspaper, published imagery taken from the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. United States soldiers from the 23rd "Americal" Infantry…