“Vietnam War.” National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, www.archives.gov/research/vietnam-war#event-/timeline/item/letter-from-ho-chi-minh-to-president-harry-truman.
U.S. Soldiers' Experiences
"At Quang Nam, a Raid and a Reckoning"
A West Point graduate describes the two years he served in Vietnam.
John McCain writes about his 5+ years of being a POW in North Vietnam.
Allen shares his experiences as a drafted Army specialist in Vietnam from 1970-71. This transcript is long; skimming is okay.
Maurice Isserman writes about attending an antiwar protest in New York in 1967.
An interview with four antiwar activists.
Vietnamese Soldiers' Experiences
A soldier in the National Liberation Front in South Vietnam tells his story. Video clip on the left; transcript on the right.
Vietnamese Civilians' Experiences
Ho Thanh Dam describes the destruction of his village, Vinh Quang, by American bombs in 1967. Video clip on the left; transcript on the right.
Le Thi Ton testifies about a brutal U.S. assault on her hamlet on January 31, 1967 in which all ten members of her family were killed. Video clip on the left; transcript on the right.
An oral history from a former nurse with the National Liberation Front, also known as the Vietcong.
Carroll served as a member of the Army Nurse Corp in Vietnam. This transcript is long; skimming is okay.
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