Articles for tag: Lyndon B. Johnson, , Vietnam, Vietnam War

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President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam War

In 1963, Mr. Lyndon B. Johnson, the vice president at the time, became the 36th president of the United States after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He inherited his predecessor’s commitment to assist South Vietnam against the communist North Vietnam in the Vietnamese War which began in 1959 and lasted until 1975. In fact, ...

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Vietnam War Movies

Here are the ten best Vietnam War movies. All combined they give a pretty accurate picture of the war from beginning to end. They also give an excellent look at the courage and tenacity of the American soldier. They’re in order of the war year(s) of which they depict. Rescue Dawn (2006) depicts the experiences ...

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Maya Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial

The Vietnam War Memorial was established in 1982 and designed by a woman named Maya Lin. The exhibit, which attracts millions of visitors each year is a tribute to the thousands of lives lost in the Vietnam War between 1959 and 1975. The memorial itself constructed of two black reflective granite walls that are 75 ...

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Student Unrest During the Vietnam War

Worldwide students protested against the Vietnam War. There was a fight between anti war protesters and the Chicago police during a national convention held by democrats. They burned half of Chicago down with these protests that commonly occurred. There was looting and mass hysteria in the streets. Because there were so many children from the ...

Blue Water Navy Associations Helps Veterans!

I recently had the chance to speak with John Rossie of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association. Despite your political party, it is always a shame when a Veteran has to fight for benefits that he or she earned. Below is a recap of my conversation with Mr. Rossie earlier in August. A bit ...

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A Brief History of Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was birthed from the conflict that started between the French and Vietnamese in 1950. France colonized the Indochina region in the mid 1800s and had ruled there up until 1954, when they lost the first Indochina War. During this time communist China recognized the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, a government body proclaimed ...

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Insider Tip: Collect Vietnam War Memorabilia

Here’s a hot tip for antique collectors who want to get in on the ground floor. Especially those interested in collecting military items. Start collecting Vietnam War collectibles. Start now. Why Vietnam? Items connected with the war are not antiques. Not yet. But they will be. Vietnam Has its Own Panache to Collectors. We can ...

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Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War

Although the Vietnam War began during John F. Kennedy’s presidency, the majority of the war was fought during the administrations of Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. Although both men came from very different backgrounds, the Vietnam War would bring similar results to both President Johnson and President Nixon, though most would agree that ...