The passing of actor Robin Williams has got me interested in seeing some films I had either neither seen or heard of. Good Morning, Vietnam was one of those movies. Williams did quite well with the movie back in 1987, he even was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. It’s also based on aContinue reading “Things I Like: Good Morning Vietnam (1987 Film)”
In Vietnam, the Vietnam War is sometimes referred to as the American War in the local language. However a longer title is Khang Chien Chong My which means the “Resistance War Against America”.
During his final years, in addition to advocating for civil rights, Martin Luther King Jr. also expanded his reach by speaking against the Vietnam War. Which unfortunately alienated some of his supporters at the time.
The last conflict Vietnam was apart of was the Thai–Laotian Border War in the winter between 1987-1988. It was a small conflict involving their communist ally Laos and its neighbor Thailand. Both sides lost about a thousand men together, and the border dispute ended with Thailand withdrawing.
When Senator John McCain served during the Vietnam War, he was captured by the North Vietnamese. It didn’t take long for them to discover that he was the son of a high-ranking admiral, and offered to let him go as it was good propaganda for their side. McCain refused to be released until the otherContinue reading “Fun Fact: Why John McCain Became a War Hero”