Black April 1975

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By Philip Tran Every Vietnamese should know their family’s Black April story. April 28, 1975. My dad told my mom she had 15 minutes to...

Hill 881 North / The Hill Fights

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By BAP45 The battle for Hill 881 North is a subset of the larger battle known as The Hill Fights (First Battle of Khe Sanh)....

General Edward Porter Alexander Part 1-5

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The bright moon cast its soft light over the frightful scene of battle as the ground fog and powder smoke, from the day’s intense...

New Assignment with CIDG & Boat Ambush

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By Richard H Dick James 55 years ago, April 1966. I was a Sergeant E-5 assigned to Camp Cai Cai (Detachment A-412), 5th Special...

1970 SEAL Sniper

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Very cool picture reportedly from 1970. The sniper is a SEAL and he is using the M40 USMC sniper rifle with Redfield 3x-9x optics....

Springfield Armory’s Forgotten AR-15: The XM15

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Despite what several gunwriters are claiming, the Springfield Armory Saint is not their first AR-15 rifle. Their first was the XM15, introduced circa 1982-83....

Boer Rifleman

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From 1870s on British interests in South Africa was being threatened by the expansion of Boer settlers, A small war had been fought between...

Unique Equipment of the 509th PIB

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By BAP45 Here’s some cool photos of unique equipment being used by paratroopers of the 509th PIR/PIB. In the first 2 photos it was actually...

Patrol By Cambodian Border, Ambush And A Loss

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By Richard H. Dick James 55 years ago, April 1966, is a day that will FOREVER remain etched in my mind. I was a Sergeant...

“Bare Foot ” Vietnam Jungle Boot

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This is a pretty neat little of history from the covert War in South East Asia. This was the bottom of the Vietnam era...