Author: ruairborne

Vietnam Vet Beats COVID 19 and Completes Full Recovery

Harril Bowen Jr. was at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary for forty days,¬† twenty four of which were on a ventilator fighting once again fighting for his life, this time¬† COVID 19 Virus. Litlle Rock, Ark. – On Saturday afternoon, a Vietnam Veteran packed the bags of his and headed home after battling for his life. The first on a freedom bird leaving Viet Nam. This time following the tough battle against COVID 19. “For all of us to get to see him exit healthily out of this particular facility, it is an absolutely excellent day,” emotionally said Dr. Gerry...

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Exploring Viet Cong Tunnels and Traps

This site is part of the Fallen Never Forgotten Network Makes a great gift idea for Vietnam Veterans   With the Tunnels of Cu Chi are by far the most well known. The Viet Cong made a system of passages in the Vietnamese wilderness so as to dodge the American troops, however how comparable would are they were to tunnels as portrayed in the film Platoon? This video compares the tunnels as they were during the war, present day and on the silver screen to find out just how accurate the movie Platoon was and shows and explains what...

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Vietnam War, 1970: CBS camera rolls as platoon comes under fire

This site is part of the Fallen Never Forgotten Network Makes a great gift idea for Vietnam Veterans   In March of 1970, CBS News reporter Richard Threlkeld was installed with a unit watching the jungles of Vietnam close to Cambodia. The GI’s experienced a firfight from North Vietnamese powers as Threlkeld’s group reported the extreme firefight. This original report broadcast on the “CBS Evening News” on March 27, 1970. “Hero” received his 4th purple hear for this incident. We have been told he did not return to the field after this incident but we cannot confirm the to...

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PTSD – Experiences and Dealing with it the Best We Can

Written by Ronny Ymbras, *unedited for authenticity purposes OK here we go, Disclaimer (not a sales pitch) I am about to talk about something that most people will not talk about. I will begin by saying that this is not about judging anyone or anything. With the virus going around many vets that I talk to are stressed about the situation. PTSD is a real concern with veterans and it can be inflamed with the reflection on death and many deaths. As I have been traveling through the country on my book tour I notice one common occurrence with...

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Vietnam Veterans Day Tribute Video 2020

Vietnam Veteran’s Day is March 29th. This book makes a great gift idea for Vietnam Veterans This site is part of the Fallen Never Forgotten Network of Sites A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans The war in Vietnam was one of longest lasting and most debatable wars fought by the U.S. armed forces. The conflict began in 1957 and ended in 1975. Though the men fought hard many didn’t know exactly why, and were chosen via a draft to serve against their will. They still did their part. The hope was to help South Vietnam prevent the spread of communism...

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