Category: Vietnam war

John “Chickie” Donohue, a merchant marine from New York City snuck into the war zone in Vietnam in the ’60s to DELIVER BEER to his three enlisted buddies from back home. It is known as the GREATEST BEER RUN EVER and has a documentary made about it.

Orphaned babies being transported to the US after their parents died in the Vietnam War in 1975.

After the Vietnam war, Vietnamese farmers recycled thousands of external fuel tanks from U.S. aircraft to create river boats and canoes.

Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title, had his passport revoked and faced a five-year prison term for refusing to serve in the U.S. Armed Services at the height of the Vietnam War. “I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong,” he said. “They never called me n****r.”

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The Vietnam War is known in Vietnam as the American War. source

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When U.S. soldiers encountered the Tokay gecko in the jungles of Vietnam during the Vietnam war, they found its mating call sounded similar to the phrase “fuck you” — giving it the informal name “fuck-you lizard”. source

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In 1975, $10 million worth of Huey helicopters had to be pushed off the flight deck of the USS Midway and into the sea to make way for the emergency landing of an aircraft with Vietnamese evacuees on board.