Vietnam War/Vietnam Era Links

Vets With A Mission - a beautifully done page. Excellent photos and an idea more and more vets are picking up on. Be sure to read the guestbook.

Doc's "A" Bag is the new and certain to grow homepage of Jack "Doc" Bronson, who I am proud to call "Brother". Doc is looking to connect with other Vietnam Combat Medics and Corpsmen in hopes of starting a service organization of their own. Drop in and say Gunny sent you.

Doc Chuck Brennan was a Combat Medic with Company B, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division at Lai Khe 66-67. His page is new but sure to grow. Welcome Home Doc...

"Welcome to Ye Holy Land " Home of the 187th Assault Helicopter Company, Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1968 - 1972. This page is dedicated to all the men of the Blackhawks, Crusaders and Rat Pack as well as all of the supporting units of the 187th Assault Helicopter Company. They did a really nice job putting this site together.

"USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association" - A fine site dedicated to the Stagecoachs and the drivers, shotguns and crews who carried the grunts into "Indian Country" and who risked all to carry them back out again when the fur was flying. There is a lot here - especially for those of that gallant profession - but more than enough to keep any visitor coming back again and again.

"The Walking Dead" site is inspired by, and dedicated to, the officers and men of the 1st Battalion 9th Marines. No Marine who has served during or since Vietnam needs to be told who the "Walking Dead" are or how they got their name. I heard a story once about a FNG checking in at 1/9 in mid February of 1968. When he was signing for his deuce gear, the supply Sergeant told him: "I'm going on R&R so I won't be here when you get back from your first patrol. I better issue you your Purple Heart now." Then the Supply Officer came by and said: "You'll be gone for a whole week Sarge. Better give him two!"

"Kilo Battery - 4th Battalion 12th Marines" is the work of Jerry Gorman, a true Marine Vet and Web Artist. His graphics are as clean and clear as you'll find and his ribbon graphics are the best I've seen. (Please check with Jerry before you use them) His photos are certain to bring back memories and his sound library is out of this world. I recommend that everyone visit this site often. It is the finest, most visually stimulating collection of military history that I know of. Don't miss it!

"Al Varelas' Military Control Center" - I'm getting on in years so there really isn't time for me to go into detail about all this former Marine's site contains. No matter your branch or duty, you will find something here to make the visit worth your while. There's history, biography, Vietnam, Civil War, Legion d'Etranger, and the list goes on and on. And he says he's still not finished...

Vietnam Veterans of the Second Battalion, First Marines. This is 2/1's first attempt at providing a forum for members and a place of interest to all Marines. They will be building and enhancing this page to provide timely and interesting items of information. Organization President David Doc Johnson: "Our business is merely to reunite friends who have been left to wonder what happened to each other during the past quarter century. If you served with 2/1 in the Republic of Vietnam, we hope you join in our fellowship".

Drew's World of Choppers - Definitely a Marine's site. Forget Hollywood's square-jawed equestrians and their aluminum-alloy steeds, rotored or otherwise. Warfare is about people, and the people here are playing for keeps. Likewise the photographers with no time to compose the perfectly-balanced, delicately-lit, award-winning shot. This is brutal, unstructured, politically incorrect honesty. (Drew's words - not mine. He also claims this is his first attempt at a web site. My last attempt should be so good.)

The HMM 262/Vietnam Association Website - "Phrog Squadron". The intention of this site is to establish and maintain contact with as many of the "Old Tigers" who were members of HMM262 in Vietnam. Pictures, poetry, stories...You name it - it's here. Good link section. Be advised...this Java enhanced site jumps to a new frame screen which loses navigator buttons and may make you think your browser crashed. Just hang on to the old browser and close this one when you finish your tour.

"AMGRUNT" was the name given to members of the 1st Amtrac Battalion stationed at Cua Viet in South Vietnam. Most of their Amtracs were parked and the Amtracers were used as grunts to patrol in the area of Cua Viet. This homepage was created for former Marine Tom Williams by his wife Kelly Jo and it is one of two outstanding sites she has put together to honor AMGRUNTS. These are first class tours so don't miss them. "Well Done Kelly Jo" and "Welcome Home Tom".

Third Battalion Third Marines. Larry Wilson has done a great job for his 3/3 buddies. A must visit for all 3dMARDIV vets.

Third Battalion Fourth Marines. Let's get moving, First and Second Battalion!

The Magnificent Bastards of the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines have arrived on the Web at last with this site by Dennis Thun. It is destined to become a touchstone for members of one of the Corps' proudest units, once home to such Marine legends as SgtMajor BJ Goddard, Major Herman Brooks West, Lt Ross Peterson, 1stSgt Billy Johnson and Gunny Wilhelm Krafcigs as well as a young Corporal now known as Gunny. If you were a 2/4 Bastard, drop in and say Hoorah.

"Echo Company of the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines is proudly represented in this excellent contribution by a proud Marine Family. Mike and Terri Crow have set up this page so Mike can locate some of his old buddies from Echo Co. 2/4. It is the latest web effort of this great team who also host "Vets Helping Vets".

And speaking of legends, soon destined to become one on the WWW is Master Gunnery Sergeant Jim Rogers, USMC Retired. An Echo Company 2/4 veteran of Vietnam, Jim's career was one that young recruits dream of: action, travel, advancement, independent duty tours in exotic lands. He has built a site that reflects the pride of 27 years wearing the Eagle, Globe and Anchor. If you're a former Leatherneck, this site will make you proud.

"e8mc" Retired Drill Instructor Master Sergeant Dennis Kibler's outstanding site will give any Marine vet flashbacks to those days of locking heels, side-stepping through the chow lines and counting cadence in their sleep. It was a small price to pay to be one of the World's Finest, but it was a price you'll never forget. Your DI ('scuse me Dennis) Your Drill Instructor was the one face, voice and strut that you will remember forever. Don't miss this one!

Gunny Mike's Salute is the work of Gunnery Sergeant Mike Adelt - USMC Retired. I was once asked on a radio program, "Exactly what is a Gunnery Sergeant?" Actually, Gunnery Sergeant is the one rank that the Marine Corps cannot do without. Even though Mike's site is still under construction, it looks like a winner already. It can't miss with an opening page that carries the resolution of the Continental Congress that authorized formation of the Marine Corps on November 10, 1775. Semper Fi, Mike.

"Reflections of Vietnam" is a beautiful site created by the wife of my friend and Brother, John Henry Adams, a Marine Amtrac Veteran. Lois Adams invites any Vietnam Vet who has a story to tell about himself or his war/war-related experiences; or who has written a tribute for a fallen Brother, to contact her and have it included in "Reflections of Vietnam". She has done a beautiful job and I encourage everyone to visit and read the touching entries already posted. You won't be sorry...

The Home Page of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines is just getting underway but promises to do the Corps proud.

Vic Vilionis' page is a definite must see. For the full effect, download the Crescendo Plug-In first. An excellent combination of music, text and graphics.

India Company, Third Battalion Seventh Marines. Terry Dixon's page is graphics intensive but worth the wait to see his quality photos.

Special Forces Association Chapter XLIV located in Northwest Florida. Members from Florida and Alabama. If you were Special Forces Qualified or supported an SF unit, they'd like to meet you. Their meetings are held once every 3 months, location decided at prior meeting. They offer fellowship and an opportunity to remember the good times in SF. This is a great site by an for a great bunch of guys.

George Sager served with I 3/7 in 68-69 and his photos are sure to bring back memories of the better times in that place. Nice job George. Now, India 3/7 has TWO sites. How bout the rest of you old grunts getting your butts in gear now that I 3/7 has both Point and Tail-end-Charlie. 3/1, 3/3 and 3/4 have flank security so there's plenty of room for anybody who wants Slack on Gunny's Links.

Sgt Mike Halley served in the Corps from 1960-1968, Vietnam from 1965-1968. His site just has to be seen to be appreciated. His photo essays are uncomplicated but touching and his graphics load as quickly as any I've seen. You may find yourself just staring, unable to speak.

This page is dedicated to Fred Stith's tour with HMM-164 of The First Marine Airwing in Vietnam. (1966-1967) This site has great photos and good background info. Check it all out and drop Fred a line.

"Looking Back" by Gordon Boswell is a well executed page with great photos and outstanding text. Dedicated to the Memory of L/CPL Christopher Six, KIA February 27, 1971, Panel #04W 010 And to the brave officers and men of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein), FMF who served with Gordon in Vietnam 1969-71. No question about it...this is a Marine's page!

Vietnam Death Trip is a very distinctive looking site with excellent graphics. Any Marine who ever shouted: "Corpsman!" will appreciate Dennis "Doc" Boettcher's great page.

HERC'S Vets Page - A 9th MAB Marine is doing himself and the Corps proud in this Vietnam Era Marine Corps page dedicated to his buddies. Nice Job!

The big guns of Echo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines can be heard once again at "Stick's Place", the site of Marine Vet, Steve Stickley. This site is dedicated to those still walking point. All you cannon-cockers will appreciate this fine tribute. Great job Stick!

Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association (VHCMA).

71st Assault Helicopter Company-A startup page for a great unit. Stop by and leave suggestions.

240th Assault Helicopter Company-A great page for a great unit. This page is dedicated to the members of the 240TH AHC, that never came home from Vietnam, to be with the people they loved the most. Go Greyhound-and leave the flying to the 240th AHC.

282nd Assault Helicopter Company-These guys have gone all out. They'll even try to find the status of your old bird. This page is dedicated to their brothers who flew everything from medevacs and LRRP insertions to beer runs for Special Forces base camps.

Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network Home Page (VHFCN) - Excellent work dedicated to the guys who risked their lives to bring in the beer and ice..

"Odie's Page" By Captain Owen Devlin, former CO, "C" Battery, 2/17th Artillery, 1st Air Cav, is a fitting and proper tribute that will hit home with some profound observations by a Brother "just out of the closet". He's got a lot to say and he does so with eloquence so drop by and feel welcome.

"Light Ruck" is an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Tom Lacombe about his time as a light infantryman. Good reading by a 4th Infantry Division vet.

199th Light Infantry Brigade-This web page is dedicated to all those who served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. A nice collection of unit histories and stories. If you have a story about the 199th LIB and you would like to post it here, email the webmaster and it will be added to this page. A well done and useful addition to the WWW.

"FIREBASE HIGGY" I'm not going to say a word about this site other than "Get over there and check it out!!" This is a showcase of talent and imagination by a 1st Avn brother who must have had an awful lot of time on his hands...A Fun place to go and hang out. Welcome Home HIGGY!

Fire Base Falcon This site is dedicated in memory of all who made the ultimate sacrifice in Southeast Asia. May peace be with you comrades. Also in memory of our comrades who made it home, and have since taken their own lives. Everyone is welcome here, and you are encouraged to participate, regardless of service affiliation. It is the webmasters intent for these pages to be light, humorous and enjoyable. We all need a break from our daily chores and burdens. So, lighten up, chill out, pop a top and enjoy.

"Images of my tour in Viet Nam" by David Stafford. These pictures were taken during Dave's tour in Vietnam (4/69 - 4/70), where he was a radar operator.

Vietnam Combat Art Page-A collection of art from Combart Artist Team IV.

Tim O'Brien's Home Page of an Americal Vet turned writer

The Military Woman - This site is truly outstanding and long overdue. As the son of a proud Woman Marine WWII vet I am proud to add this link to a site which honors all of our "Sister" vets and those still serving.

Women in Vietnam This excellent site, like Dusty's and Tim O'Brien's is the work of Marilyn Knapp. This is a "no frills" collection of links that kept me going for about 15 hours when I should have been doing other things. And I still haven't come close to visiting everything listed there. I expect to spend many more hours there since that would be the best (and most productive) way I can think of to thank Marilyn for her fantastic work. And while you're at it, check out her Annotated Bibliography of Books about Vietnam for Sale Online through

There are few organizations which I respect as much as I do the Marine Corps but the United States Army Special Forces was the breeding ground for some of the finest warriors and best friends I've ever had. I'm proud to stand with them in any fight or any barroom in the world. This page by Bob Golden (II Corps MSF 68-69) is outstanding and I encourage everyone to visit. You won't be sorry! And while you're in the TAO, be sure to check out the resource page he has set up at It's a goldmine for the serious researcher.

"Al Varelas' Military Control Center" - I'm getting on in years so there really isn't time for me to go into detail about all this former Marine's site contains. No matter your branch or duty, you will find something here to make the visit worth your while. There's history, biography, Vietnam, Civil War, Legion d'Etranger, and the list goes on and on. And he says he's still not finished...

Dusty's Home Page-Poems from a Nurse in Vietnam. By the way Dusty, if you can see this, Thank You.

"In Country Women" is a special tribute to those very special women who will never be forgotten...Thank you all...

Old Sarge's Home Page. Very nice job by a Proud Vietnam Vet. Well worth returning to often.

Dinky Dau Joe's Homepage - Joe Casal of Dinky Dau Express fame has put together a collection of sites with poetry, humor, memories and photos which are guaranteed to grab your attention. Be advised, some of the photos are not for children but they do tell it like it was. Nice work Joe ...

Vietnam Veterans Home Page-A page with information on events for vets, experiences retold, and trips back to Vietnam. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours here.

Vietnam Vets Archive-A List of over 2400 Veterans and how they may be contacted.

I won't be so presumptious as to try and describe this site, but I will tack on these words from Steve..."I started my page as a promise to my bros in Nam to make them it seems like I've found an equal cause....and it deserves equal time on my site....thats our pow/mia cause.....America remembers we need to make them remember us all!!!!"...
Spoken like the true poet that you are, Brother...

This page has to be experienced. It radiates energy like a power plant. I hope Joe Oliver won't mind if I describe it as a ... Never mind...Just check it out.

The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial-This is the official National Park Service page for The Wall.

Friends of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Homepage - This site provides services of interest to veterans and their families at no charge. "In Touch" is a locator service which connects the families, friends and fellow veterans of those listed on the Wall.

Other Vietnam Veterans memorials-Links to other sites with information on Memorials around the world.

The homepage of Vietnam Vet and Oklahoma attorney Ulf "Ron" Heller has links and info for all vets. It's also a good idea to have the name of an attorney in every state if you travel a lot. Even better if he's a brother vet.

Ron Callahan's - "SIDEWINDER" HOMEPAGE - is an excellent arrangement of photos of aircraft used in Vietnam and members of his unit. He's looking to connect with some of his old buddies pictured there so check it out and see if you know any of them. You'll also like the music and the general theme.

RamBob's Base Camp is a fine page by Army vet Bob McDowell who served in Vietnam in 1967-68 in II Corps area. His site includes music, photos and a section on FACTS about the war which the Fourth Estate has often ignored or misrepresented. Check it out.

One group grossly under-represented on the WWW is the Native American Vietnam Vet. This site created by Deb Wallwork is both informative and beautifully done. She tells the story with the same skill as the Great Native American Orators of the 19th century. The words are unpretentious. The message is unforgettable. The impact is unmatched.

The "Guru's Homepage" is an excellent site with plenty of info, good music, valuable feature links and done with a clever and well thought out frame format. Nice work and worth spending some time at.

Vietnam Vets Down Under - Steve Quigley's site has it all-photos, links, data base, chat...Great Job! Don't miss the tribute to his wife's brother...

Golf 28's page is by former Marine Eugene "Gene'o" Csuti. The following aptly describes his motivation for enlisting and his feelings about the Marine Corps: "My Marine service began just after college finals, I was attending college in Wisconsin. I and 3 others had gotten back from a Veteran fraternity party. We got talking that the Vets had the best parties, the best cars and the best Girls on campus. At 1:00 in the morning we decided to join the Military, do our time and come back to college as VETS. We could not decide what branch of the Military to join so we decided to call up all 4 recruiters and first to the door got all 4 of us. You guessed it the Marine Corps was the first to the door. I never have regretted joining the Corps, and have a Second generation Marine Son currently serving."
This is a great page...don't miss it.

Brother Vet Tom Striegler introduces his site with these words: "For many of us who served in Vietnam, that brief period in our lives has had an impact far beyond the actual time involved. I consider myself more fortunate than many who served there. For although I earned a Purple Heart, my injuries were not debilitating. Nor have I suffered the emotional trauma that many have. However, I still grieve for the many friends that I lost, and I would like to dedicate this site to them."

Joe Powell is an eleventh generation American and sixth generation Texan. His family has lived the USA for over 354 years, and in Texas the last 177 years. A few years ago, Joe retired from the U.S.Army after proudly serving at home and abroad in times of peace and war. He is a Vietnam Veteran and proud of it. Welcome home, Joe.

The Historical Text Archive at Mississippi State University is a fast loading and very diversified information database.

The 60's Project/Viet Nam Generation -A Journal of Recent History and Contemporary Culture. Contact Kali at:

On May7, 1995, Governor Christine Todd Whitman dedicated the "New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial" in Holmdel, NJ. At that dedication, guest speaker, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Brother Vietnam Vet and New Jersey native drew cheers and ovations from the tens of thousands in attendance when he said "VIETNAM VETERANS HAVE NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF AND EVERY RIGHT TO BE PROUD OF THEIR SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY!"
New Jersey and her Vietnam Veterans also have every right to be proud of this beautiful memorial and of this organization dedicated to preserving its healing message.

The Vietnam War Memorial is not about "The Wall". It is an excellent starting point for researching material available on the war. It was created by Cecilio Gracias, a true gentleman who holds Vietnam Veterans in high regard and just wanted to do something to to show how much he appreciates the sacrifices of those who served. This country could use a few thousand more like him. The site contains tributes and links to other sites covering many aspects of the War, the aftermath and current efforts of veterans and others to shed light on the mysteries and misunderstandings of the era. Thank you Cecilio.