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The last time Dennis Joyner walked, he was on patrol in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on June 26, 1969. That’s when he tripped a 105-pound booby trap bomb. He lost both legs above the knees and his left arm below the elbow. “I have been confined to a one arm drive wheelchair for 48 years,” said the 68-year-old Longwood, Fla., resident. “As a former high school athlete, my life changed drastically in how I have to live with the combat injuries I suffered in Vietnam.” He gets lots of...
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Jun 11, 2017
Jim Nelson says his kid brother wasn’t your cliché U.S. Marine.“Even before Vietnam, Dick was a quiet loner, bookish with only a small circle of friends. You’d usually find him off in the corner, reading. He was not Rambo.”With a high IQ, Richard C. Nelson was tapped by Marine supervisors to learn Vietnamese and work the radios. He was also Read more...
Jun 1, 2017
When President Donald Trump pulled out of a 12-country free-trade accord in January, it upended the plans of banker-turned-entrepreneur Rose Tran in Vietnam. Ms. Tran had raised $50 million to set up a suit factory in Ho Chi Minh City, betting on the increased access to markets like the U.S. that the Trans-Pacific Partnership was supposed to bring. “We were Read more...
Jun 1, 2017
May 31 (UPI) — President Donald Trump announced a series of business deals between U.S. companies and Vietnam shortly after meeting Wednesday with the country’s prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc. “They just made a very large order in the United States and we appreciate that for many billions of dollars, which means jobs for the United States and great, great Read more...
Booby Traps, Vietnam War
Booby trap CuChi Tunnel Vietnam
Viet Cong Punji Traps of the Vietnam WarSomething different from the usual videos. A look at how the Viet Cong utilised simple materials to form crude yet effective punji traps in the Vietnam War.