Vietnam War

Local CEO, Vietnam Veteran, pledges $1 Million to Museum Campaign

Bob Stanford, CEO of Zenith Aviation in Fredericksburg, Va. has pledged $1 million to support the National Museum of the United States Army.  This most recent gift adds to the over $177 million raised thus far by the National Army Museum Capital Campaign.   Stanford, a pilot and Vietnam veteran, presented his check to Lieutenant General …

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From a Teenager in China to an Army Lawyer in America: The Remarkable Career of Judge Advocate General John L. Fugh

Written By: Fred L. Borch While many soldiers can claim to have “remarkable” careers, few match the achievements in uniform of John Liu Fugh.  Born in Beijing, China, in 1934, Fugh came to the United States as a teenager in 1949.  After graduating from law school, he joined the Army in 1960.  For the next …

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What Really Happened on 16 March 1968? What Lessons Have Been Learned? A Look at the My Lai Incident Fifty Years Later

Written By: Fred L. Borch On 16 March 1968—fifty years ago—First Lieutenant William L. “Rusty” Calley, Jr., and his platoon murdered at least 300 Vietnamese civilians (and perhaps as many as 500) at a small South Vietnamese sub-hamlet called My Lai. This article examines what really happened in the “My Lai Incident,” or the “My …

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Museum Spotlight: Soldier’s Load: The Things They Carried

While each gallery within the Fighting for the Nation Galleries will be unique, telling the stories of the specific conflicts of the time periods they represent, a number of features will be recurring throughout each of these galleries to highlight changes and advancements as the Army marches through history. One of these features is the …

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The 505th Infantry Regiment

Written By: Nicholas C. Welsh Throughout its long and storied history, the 505th Infantry Regiment has maintained a proud legacy within the U.S. Army and upheld the fighting spirit established by its first commander, James Gavin.  Today, as it was then, the 505th Infantry represents an elite force of soldiers dedicated to fighting tyranny and …

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The 199th Infantry Brigade

Written By: Patrick Feng The 199th Infantry Brigade is most notable for its participation in combat operations during the Vietnam War.  However, the brigade’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company traces its lineage to its initial activation on 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves and its assignment to the 100th Division at Huntington, West Virginia.  Converted …

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187th Infantry Regiment

Originally organized as a glider infantry unit in World War II, the 187th Infantry Regiment fought in the Korean War as part of an airborne regimental combat team. Later, in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, elements of the 187th fought as helicopter-borne units with the 101st Airborne Division. Throughout its history, the 187th has …

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