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Vietnam War

  • History.com: Vietnam War Tactics

    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!

  • Movie Monday: Good Morning, Vietnam

    With the snappy cold weather we've been having this week, we at Cockpit USA are in desperate need of a dose of warmth and what better way to turn up the temperature than with some belly tickling comedy? Set during the Vietnam war in Saigon in 1965, Good Morning, Vietnam is an American comedy war movie starring Robin Williams as a radio DJ on the Armed Forces Radio Service. While proving to be a huge hit with the listening masses, Airman First Class Adrian Cronauer (Williams) manages to annoy and rile the nerves of his superiors by divulging censored information and initiating confrontations, causing riots and mayhem. A natural comedian, funny man Williams' hilarious radio broadcasts were mainly improvised, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. So, lock your doors, bundle up and settle down with a mug of cocoa and this rip roaring Movie Monday pick!


  • History.com: A Soldier's Story

    Dropped in Khe Sanh in central Vietnam in 1968, marine medic Raymond Torres found himself in a world of chaos and fighting set against a picturesque setting. A heart wrenching story, here Torres tells his story, reliving the anguish and serving as a reminder of all that we as Americans have to be grateful for towards those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. Taken from the History.com documentary archives, this is an official Cockpit USA must watch. Take a look here.

     

  • Movie Monday: Apocalypse Now

    Winner of two Oscars and three Golden Globes, Apocalypse Now is a war movie of epic proportions. Released in 1979 and set during the Vietnam war, the story follows Captain Benjamin L. Willard played by Martin Sheen, an US Army special operations officer in Cambodia as he goes out in search of Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, played by the legendary Marlon Brando. Willard's mission is to kill Willard, as he is believed to be an insane dissenter of the army. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now is composed of all the components which make it the iconic film it is. From actors of the Hollywood A-List to captivating cinematography and daring action scenes, this movie ticks all the Cockpit USA boxes of approval!

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