Saturday, February 24, 2024

Today in
Vietnam War History

1969 - Airman 1st Class John L. Levitow threw himself on an activated , smoking magnesium flare and then threw it out of the Douglas AC-47 gunship he was aboard while bleeding heavily from shrapnel injuries. On May 15, 1970, U.S. President Nixon awarded Levitow with the Medal of Honor for his actions that saved his fellow crewmembers after their plane was hit by North Vietnamese mortar fire.

Random Vietnam War Quote

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
- Richard Nixon, New York Times, March 28, 1985

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