Tag Archive: Vietnam War


[Full Fight] 67 yr old crazy Vietnam Vet vs Oakland Street Thug

 

 

Published on Feb 17, 2013

” Gangster Thug tries to beat up elderly Vietnam Vet over a trivial argument. He calls him racist after he asked him to spit shine his shoes. *note the guy is crazy and the black guy did make some comments to him before this was filmed – he may have provoked the remark. “Vietnam Tom” is known to have black friends.”

 

 

Here’s an interview of the old gentleman after the fight …

 

 

Uploaded on Feb 21, 2010

” Interview with hero Vietnam vet Tommy Bruso who beat the shit out of a racist black man who attacked him on a bus”

 

 

 

 

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Astonishing Vietnam War Photos Reveal The Moment U.S. Troops Unleashed Hell On Viet Cong Sniper In Hills Above An Army Camp

 

 

The smaller M60 machine guns chime in again as they soldiers pour thousands of rounds into the hillside. The sniper was never found, though soldiers did discover traces of blood when they searched the area the next day

 

” A Vietnam War veteran has released incredible night-time photographs he took of American troops opening fire on a Viet Cong sniper who had been firing on a U.S. Army camp. 

For more than four decades, photographer James Speed Hensinger kept these incredible photographs to himself, not releasing them to the public until now. 

Hensinger was just a 22-year-old paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in April 1970 when a Viet Cong sniper began spraying automatic rifle fire on Hensinger’s base in Phu Tai, near the coastal city of Da Nang.

Hensinger’s spectacular photos capture the streaming automatic weapons fire and corresponding explosions where the sniper was hiding out. 

The M42 was equipped with a pair of 40mm Bofors auto-cannons, and a .50-caliber machine gun. Both weapons can be seen firing white tracers into the hills. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The M16 (Assault Rifle) – Modern Marvels – History Channel Documentary

” The M16 rifle, officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16, is the United States military version of the AR-15 rifle. The rifle was adapted for semi-automatic, three-round burst, and full-automatic fire. Colt purchased the rights to the AR-15 from ArmaLite, and currently uses that designation only for semi-automatic versions of the rifle. The M16 fires the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge. The rifle entered United States Army service and was deployed for jungle warfare operations in South Vietnam in 1963, becoming the U.S. military’s standard service rifle of the Vietnam War by 1969, replacing the M14 rifle in that role. The U.S. Army retained the M14 in CONUS, Europe, and South Korea until 1970. Since the Vietnam War, the M16 rifle family has been the primary service rifle of the U.S. armed forces.

The M16 has also been widely adopted by other militaries around the world. Total worldwide production of M16s has been approximately 8 million, making it the most-produced firearm of its caliber. In 2010, the M16 began to be phased out in the U.S. Army and is being supplemented by the M4 carbine, which is itself a shortened derivative of the M16A2.

The history of the m16 that held the 5.56mmx45mm round. Talks about the development of the firearm through the vietnam era to modern day.”

AF’s Most Combat-Decorated Unit Since Vietnam War Honors Latest Heroes

 

 

22nd STS Silver Star medal presentation

 

 

” JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. – The most combat-decorated Air Force unit since the end of the Vietnam War named more heroes Jan. 23-24 during medal presentation ceremonies at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

The 24th Special Operations Wing gained one Silver Star, six Bronze Star medals with Valor, and seven Bronze Star medals when airmen from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron were recognized with the nation’s third and fourth highest combat decorations.

Like many, the airmen’s willingness to serve at the tip of the spear, directly going into harm’s way to attack the enemy time after time, represents the best of America,” said Col. Robert Armfield, commander of the 24th SOW. “We are proud to see their sacrifice recognized. It gives us a chance to pause for just a moment to thank these special operators and, more importantly, to recognize their families, who bear the burden of this relentless mission.”

During the ceremony, Staff Sgt. Adam Krueger was awarded the Silver Star, the third highest combat military decoration in the United States, for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations.

While on a foot patrol, his team was ambushed by an entrenched enemy less than 10 meters from the friendly position. The Army Special Forces team was immediately pinned down and then Senior Airman Krueger directed an F-15 strafing run within meters of his position to allow the friendly patrol to fight their way into a compound and establish a strong point.

“He took care of us on that day,” said one of Krueger’s Special Forces teammates, who attended the ceremony. “

School Removed God Reference From first-Grader’s Poem

 

 

 

 

 

” An elementary school in North Carolina censored a first-grade student’s Veterans Day poem by removing a line that referenced her grandfather’s belief in God.

The West Marion Elementary School student was supposed to read the poem at a Nov. 8 Veterans Day ceremony to honor her grandfather, a Vietnam veteran.

The deleted line read: “He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength.”

An attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which advocates for religious rights and freedoms, criticized the school’s decision. “

Honoring America’s Heroes

 ” “Above and Beyond” became a permanent feature at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, May 26, 2001. Richard Steinbock and Ned Broderick developed the idea to create a piece that would commemorate all the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. Their goal was to make people comprehend how many lives were lost, all the “wasted potential,” and all the people who were affected by the loss. They struggled with finding a way to include all the names of the soldiers in the artwork. The only other memorial with all the names listed is the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. “

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