Outline of the Vietnam War

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Vietnam War:

Vietnam Warmilitary conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from 1959[1] to 30 April 1975. The war was fought between the communist North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other member nations of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).[2][3]

Military activity[edit]


Listed by starting date:


Air campaigns[edit]

Military medals[edit]

South Vietnam[edit]

North Vietnam[edit]

United States[edit]

Anti-war publications in the US forces[edit]

  • "Fatigue Press" at Fort Hood,
  • "Last Harass" at Fort Gordon, Georgia
  • "Pawn's Pawn" at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • "Ultimate Weapon" at Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • "Attitude Check" at Camp Pendleton, California
  • "Green Machine" at Fort Greely, Alaska
  • "Napalm" at Fort Campbell, Tennessee
  • "Arctic Arsenal" at Fort Greely, Alaska
  • "Black Voice" at Fort McClellan, Alabama
  • "Fragging Action" at Fort Dix
  • "Fort Polk Puke" at Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • "Custer's Last Stand" at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • "Whack!" from the Women's Army Corps School
  • "Where Are We?" at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
  • "Voice of the Lumpen" (affiliated with the Black Panther Party) in Frankfurt
  • "Can You Bear McNair?" at McNair Barracks, Berlin
  • "Seasick" at Subic Bay
  • "The Man Can't Win If You Grin" in Okinawa
  • "Korea Free Press"
  • "Semper Fi" in Japan
  • "Stars and Bars" in England
  • "Separated From Life" in England
  • "Duck Power" in San Diego
  • "Harass the Brass" at Canute Air Force Base, Illinois
  • "All Hands Abandon Ship", Newport, Rhode Island
  • "Now Hear This", Long Beach
  • "Potemkin" on the USS Forestall
  • "Star Spangled Bummer" at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio
  • "Fat Albert's Death Ship" in Charlestown
  • "Pig Boat Blues", USS Agerholm
  • "Special Weapons", Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
  • "I Will Fear No Evil", Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
  • "Blows Against the Empire", Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

source: "The American War" – see references below

Prominent figures in the Vietnam War[edit]

South Vietnamese[edit]


South Korean[edit]

North Vietnamese[edit]


Media related to the Vietnam War[edit]




Although there is no official list grouping, the major Vietnam War movies have been noted for their main focus on a particular branch of the United States Military in Vietnam. Full Metal Jacket is about the U.S. Marines in Vietnam, Platoon is about the U.S. Army in Vietnam, We Were Soldiers is about the Air Cavalry in Vietnam, Apocalypse Now is, to an extent, about the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, Hamburger Hill is about the Airborne in Vietnam and The Green Berets is about the Green Berets in Vietnam.

Allied armies appear in Dien Bien Phu, The Odd Angry Shot, and White Badge.

As yet, there is no Vietnamese film to provide that country's perspective.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ . Diem instituted a policy of death penalty against any communist activity in 1956. The Vietcong began an assassination campaign in early 1957. An article by French scholar Bernard Fall published in July 1958 concluded that a new war had begun. The first large unit military action was on 26 September 1959, when the Vietcong ambushed two ARVN companies.[1]
  2. ^ The landmark series Vietnam: A Television History, first broadcast in 1983, is a special presentation of the award-winning PBS history series, American Experience.
  3. ^ "Vietnam War". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 March 2008. Meanwhile, the United States, its military demoralized and its civilian electorate deeply divided, began a process of coming to terms with defeat in its longest and most controversial war 
  4. ^ Hwang Sang Cheol. "A retired colonel, Kim Ki Tae, tells of systematic killings of Vietnamese civilians by Korea soldiers during the Vietnam War.". Hankyoreh. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Armstrong, Charles (2001). Critical asian studies, Volume 33, Issue 4 :America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam. Routledge. p. 529. 
  6. ^ a b "The Cold Warrior". Newsweek. April 10, 2000. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 

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