The Vietnam War

Flag of The Army of The Republic of South Vietnam

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Also identified as ARVN, The Army of The Republic of South Vietnam existed from 1955 until the Fall of The Republic in 1975. The Republic maintained a ''Standing Army'' o …

Flag of The Pathet Laos

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The Pathet Laos were a Political, Socialist/Communist Force which traced it's origins to 1955. They were against both Royal Laotian Rule and French Colonial ambitions in …

Vietnamization

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A term related to The Presidency of Richard Nixon, ''Vietnamization'' was seen as an invented (non-word). Attributed to Defense Secretary Melvin Laird in 1969. By this ti …

Operation: ''Fracture Jaw''

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Operation: ''Fracture Jaw'' was a proposed Military Tactical Plan which was created by then Commanding General of US Forces, Vietnam – General William Westmoreland. …

''Mere Gook'' Rule

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The derogatory term ''Gook'' was applied to any Vietnamese Person, by US Military Forces, during The Vietnam War (1965-1975). It's origins may be placed during The Korean …

US MAC-10 .45 Caliber Machine Pistol

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The MAC-10 (an unofficial title which is actually known as The M-10), was designed George Ingram in 1964. Seen as a ''high firepower'' hand-held Machine Pistol (often con …

US Colt ''Detective Special'' .38 Caliber Revolver

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First introduced in 1927 by The Colt Firearms Company of America, The ''Detective Special'' was a .38 Caliber ''Snub Nosed'' Revolver. The term ''Snub Nosed'' – rel …

US ''Hurricane Aircat'' Patrol Craft

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The US Army ''Hurricane Aircat'' was an Airboat devised for used by Special Operational Forces (The Green Berets), during The Vietnam War. 85 such Models were produced an …

US M21 7.62mm Sniper Rifle

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The standard ''Sniper's'' Rifle developed in 1969 for use in Vietnam, The US M21 Rifle was a modified (National Match) M14 7.62mm Rifle. The M14 had been the standard Bat …

US Cessna O-1 ''Bird Dog'' Observation Plane

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The Cessna L-19 was a popular Civilian aircraft designed in the 1950s. So popular and in wide usage, The US Military ordered the Model and identified it as The O-1 ''Bird …