The Cold War - the 60's - Vietnam


Supplemental Information For This Era


The Cold War

After World War II the regional spoils of Europe were overseen by the U.S., Britain and Russia. The futures of the areas overseen were vastly different.

Cold War Facts
Wilson Center Research
Cold War Museum

Cold War History
Cold War UK Archives
Events of the Cold War

Dwight Eisenhower Biography
Images of the Korean War
Images of the Suez Canal
Biography of Fidel Castro

Changes in the 60's

I graduated High School and got married during the turbulent 60's. My friends went to Woodstock - I went to the Altar.

Cultural and Values
The Sixties
The Sixties on PBS
Music of the 60's
Civil Rights
Martin Luther King

Images of the Berlin Wall
Images of the Civil Rights Movement

Viet Nam

The Communist Threat reared up first shortly after World War II. After the French were driven from this Asian battleground, American President's committed America to another War.

Dien Bien Phu
Causes of the Viet Nam War
Kennedy and Viet Nam
Battlefield Viet Nam
The History Place
LBJ and Viet Nam
Nixon and Viet Nam
The War Memorial - "The Wall"

Images of the Viet Nam War
JFK Biography
LBJ Biography
Richard Nixon Biography


Weapons of the
Viet Nam War
US Artillery in Viet Nam
US Air Force in Viet Nam
Images of US Infantry in Viet Nam
US Navy in Viet Nam

Webmaster Military Experience


Basic Training-Ft Campbell
LPC-Ft Knox (top graduate)
AIT Armor-Ft Knox (top graduate)
OJT-Ft Kox
NCO School-Ft Knox (#2 graduate-beaten by a better man)
Tank Training NCO Tank Commander-Ft Knox

Colt 45
45 cal. Submachine gun (grease gun)
M60 machine gun
M79 Grenade Launcher
30 cal tank mounted machine gun
50 cal tank mounted machine gun
90 mm tank rounds
105 mm tank rounds
M48 Main Battle Tank
M60 Main Battle Tank
Shillelagh wire guided missle
Redeye shoulder mounted heat seeking missle
Sheridan armored personel carrier
advanced hand to hand combat
enemy plane spotting
mortar forward observer
artillery forward observer
radio communications
map reading and recon
(training for one full year as a draftee - sent to Korea - given desk job in Ration Control, Letters of Authorization for major purchases and dog tags, 2nd Inf. Div. Adjutant General Office. Dong Du Chon, Korea)
Honorably discharged Christmas Eve, 1971 from Fort Lewis, Washington; Pulled temp street corner assignment there while General Westmorland passed by. Gave my snappiest salute. Arrived home the south side of Chicago Christmas morning at 7 a.m. surprise! Family was unaware of my coming home. Cool!

Isn't It The Same?

Many Christians claim Jesus Christ gave his life to save us. When a soldier raises his or her hand and pledges his or her life for the country - isn't it the same?