Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Infographic and related media

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Infographic

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  • A Soldier's Story: Hamburger Hill
    A Soldier's Story: Hamburger Hill

    Video Clip (4:41)

    In 1969, Arthur Wiknik found himself in one of the Vietnam War's most notorious battles.

    Video Clip (4:41)
  • Search and Destroy
    Search and Destroy

    Video Clip (3:01)

    Search and Destroy missions were a crucial part of the American war strategy in Vietnam.

    Video Clip (3:01)
  • A Soldier's Story: Khe Sanh
    A Soldier's Story: Khe Sanh

    Video Clip (3:06)

    Amid a siege that would last 77 days, medic Raymond Torres was dropped into central Vietnam.

    Video Clip (3:06)
  • Preserving the Footage
    Preserving the Footage

    Video Clip (2:04)

    By recovering footage buried away for decades to develop the Vietnam in HD series, see how history is preserved transferring the delicate film to HD.

    Video Clip (2:04)
  • Finding the Film
    Finding the Film

    Video Clip (2:38)

    Discover how researchers combed archives to uncover rare film for the Vietnam in HD series and found some footage in unexpected places.

    Video Clip (2:38)
  • Veteran's Home Movies
    Veteran's Home Movies

    Video Clip (2:44)

    Find out why more veterans came home with home movies from Vietnam and how they helped give Vietnam in HD a unique perspective of the war.

    Video Clip (2:44)
  • Tet Offensive
    Tet Offensive

    Video Clip (4:53)

    This massive North Vietnamese surprise attack during the 1968 Tet holiday was a crucial turning point in the war.

    Video Clip (4:53)
  • Barry Romo
    Barry Romo

    Video Clip (3:24)

    Fresh out of high school, Barry Romo enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam. Romo was awarded a bronze star for his efforts but grew disillusioned with the war and later joined a controversial group called Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

    Video Clip (3:24)
  • Bob Clewell
    Bob Clewell

    Video Clip (3:35)

    Bob Clewell dropped out of college to join the Army, and arrive in Vietnam just weeks after the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964. During his third tour, he was trained as a helicopter pilot, providing air support for ground troops during the Lam Son 719 offensive.

    Video Clip (3:35)
  • Keith Connolly
    Keith Connolly

    Video Clip (4:31)

    Air Force pilot Keith Connolly was among the first USAF units to be stationed within South Vietnam. During his second tour, he flew F-4 Phantoms targeting the Ho Chi Minh Trail and witnessed two of his men go missing after his plane had been hit.

    Video Clip (4:31)

Related Photo Galleries (2)

  • Vietnam War: Leaders
    Vietnam War: Leaders

    15 Photos

    View images of the Presidents, politicians, and military leaders who influenced American involvement in the Vietnam War.

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  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy

    20 Photos

    See pictures from the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy.

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Related Speeches & Audio (10)

  • John F. Kennedy on Coup in South Vietnam
    John F. Kennedy on Coup in South Vietnam

    Audio Clip (6:06)

    On October 29, 1963, President John F. Kennedy meets with the National Security Council to discuss whether to support the overthrow of South Vietnam's President Ngo Dinh Diem. During the secretly recorded conversation, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and the president craft a detailed plan involving Henry Cabot Lodge, ambassador to South Vietnam, Gen. Paul D. Harkins and the general of the South Vietnamese military, hoping to avoid setting off a civil war in the country.

    Audio Clip (6:06)
  • Nixon on Vietnam War
    Nixon on Vietnam War

    Audio Clip (3:34)

    On March 26, 1971, President Richard Nixon holds a meeting in the Oval Office with his National Security Council to discuss the war in Vietnam. The meeting is secretly recorded. Among the many topics he raises, Nixon recounts a prior conversation with House majority leader Hale Boggs on setting a date for the final withdrawal of U.S. forces.

    Audio Clip (3:34)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers D-Day Prayer
    Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers D-Day Prayer

    Audio Clip (3:37)

    In a national radio broadcast on June 6, 1944, as 160,000 Allied troops land in Normandy in an attempt to liberate France, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks America to join him in a prayer.

    Audio Clip (3:37)
  • Nixon Orders Invasion of Cambodia
    Nixon Orders Invasion of Cambodia

    Audio Clip (1:02)

    On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon asks the American people to support his decision to send troops into Cambodia in response to North Vietnam’s invasion of the country.

    Audio Clip (1:02)
  • Ford Offers Clemency to Draft Evaders
    Ford Offers Clemency to Draft Evaders

    Audio Clip (1:20)

    On September 16, 1974, President Gerald Ford signed a proclamation that would offer Vietnam War draft evaders the chance to earn clemency by performing alternative service for their country. In a speech to the American people, Ford defends his decision as one that's best for the nation.

    Audio Clip (1:20)
  • Truman Announces Japan's Surrender
    Truman Announces Japan's Surrender

    Audio Clip (1:57)

    On September 1, 1945, in a radio address to the American people, President Harry Truman announces the unconditional surrender of Japan, formalized aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.

    Audio Clip (1:57)
  • Reagan Speaks on 40th Anniversary of D-Day
    Reagan Speaks on 40th Anniversary of D-Day

    Audio Clip (0:41)

    On June 6, 1984, in Normandy, France, President Ronald Reagan honors the heroes of D-Day, a pivotal moment during World War II.

    Audio Clip (0:41)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Progress Report
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Progress Report

    Audio Clip (0:57)

    In his progress report on World War II on July 28, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt informs the nation that "the first crack in the Axis has come" as Italian Premier Mussolini falls from power.

    Audio Clip (0:57)
  • Truman Announces Germany's Surrender
    Truman Announces Germany's Surrender

    Audio Clip (2:04)

    In a May 8, 1945, radio broadcast, President Harry Truman announces the unconditional surrender of Germany, but reminds Americans that the war wages on in the Far East.

    Audio Clip (2:04)
  • Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara Plan Airstrikes in Vietnam
    Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara Plan Airstrikes in Vietnam

    Audio Clip (3:31)

    In a recorded phone call on February 26, 1965, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and President Lyndon B. Johnson discuss possible airstrikes in Vietnam.

    Audio Clip (3:31)
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