Tag: Vietnam

2015 Reads, Books, Historical Fiction

The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

The Things They Carried  - Tim O'Brien (Book 8 of 2015)   For those of us who like me, were lucky enough to have a high draft number, (mine was 306), and escaped the war in Vietnam, Tim O'Brien has shown us slices  of  life in it,  in his novel The Things They Carried. And it's everything that we thought it was, everything that we protested to end. The Things They Carried is a collection of short stories, several of which were published prior to being incorporated into the book, that paints a vivid picture of the Vietnam experience, which...

American History

American Forces Begin “Operation Hastings” in Vietnam -July 15,1966 – Music from Phil Ochs!

On July 15th of 1966,  US forces began "Operation Hastings" an operation to drive North Vietnamese forces from the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam. From Wikipedia.... Operation Hastings was an American military operation in the Vietnam War. The operation was a qualified success in that it pushed the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) forces back across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). As the NVA clearly did not feel constrained by the Operation Hastings was an American military operation in the Vietnam War. The operation was a qualified success in that it pushed the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) forces back across...