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 WarCold War-era proxy war[1] that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War (1946–54) and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States, Philippines and other anti-communist allies. The Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front, or NLF), a South Vietnamese communist common front aided by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The People's Army of Vietnam, also known as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units to battle.

Military activity[edit]

Operations[edit]

Listed by starting date:

Battles[edit]

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[edit]

South Vietnamese[edit]

American[edit]

South Korean[edit]

North Vietnamese[edit]

Cambodian[edit]

Media[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Film[edit]

Main article: Vietnam War in film

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lind, Michael (1999). "Vietnam, The Necessary War: A Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict". New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Armstrong, Charles (2001). Critical asian studies, Volume 33, Issue 4 :America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam. Routledge. p. 529. 
  4. ^ a b "The Cold Warrior". Newsweek. April 10, 2000. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 

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