Aided by the United States, between 1954 and 1975, South Vietnam battled North Vietnam and its communist allies in the Vietnam War. This video courtesy of Cockpit USA favorite, History.com articulates the guerilla warfare tactics employed by the North Vietnamese forces which in turn forced U.S. military leaders to modify their combat strategy and empower their troops to succeed. Yet another insightful short documentary, History.com never fails to capture our interest and intrigue! Take a look for yourself here!
We just can't get enough. Here at Cockpit USA we've been rummaging through History.com's impeccably made short documentaries of various aspects of WWII and came across this very honest reel which we just had to share. A native of Oklahoma, Captain Charles Scheffel recounts his time in battle, the continuous death defying events he was faced with and his all encompassing duty to his friends and men. Despite his humble demeanor, Captain Charles Scheffe was awarded two Purple Hearts, one Bronze Star, one Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre and this video is another well deserved tribute to his bravery.
With our HQ based in New York, we at Cockpit USA have an unceasing love for this great city which is why this mini History.com documentary has a special place in our hearts. Featuring a WWI veteran, this gentleman tells of the Easter Sunday on which he made his return to the Big Apple. Awaiting him and his fellow brave soldiers was a welcoming committee organized by the mayor, but amid the colors, music and pretty girls, the thing that impressed him the most was the Mother of Exiles – the iconic Statue of Liberty. Take a look!