Fun Fact: Why John McCain Became a War Hero

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”

Fun Fact: Agent Orange

Agent orange was a chemical agent not technically used to kill enemy soldiers in the Vietnam War but to deforest their surroundings and eliminate their food supply. The use of Agent Orange proved to be a mistake as it wasn’t that effective at winning (the U.S. never won the Vietnam War) the war and gaveContinue reading “Fun Fact: Agent Orange”

(Not So) Fun Fact: When Women Die More In War

It was only until modern times when women started to get any kind of military roles that put them in some kind of combat or near-combat. While most wars from today back to early history were fought by a vast majority of male soldiers, in some wars (arguably) women had more deaths than men despiteContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: When Women Die More In War”