Skip to comments.How U.S. allies nearly won Vietnam War
Posted on 08/15/2009 7:34:58 PM PDT by RobinMasters
In his recent appearance on the Roger Hedgecock Show, Richard Botkin, author of "Ride the Thunder," shares the heroic and largely untold story of how South Vietnamese warriors and their American counterparts almost won the Vietnam War.
Hedgecock's nationally syndicated daily radio show can be heard in 75+ markets and on XM Satellite. His show streams live on WND from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern.
Marine Capt. Botkin toured battlefields in Vietnam and has chronicled the Vietnamese military organization called TQLC, whose members, with their American advisers, "fought, bled, endured and triumphed against communism."
Botkin's book tells a new Vietnam history with a unique twist a happy and inspiring ending. It has been an instant hit with booksellers and reviewers, Vietnam vets and the South Vietnamese community in the U.S.
In his interview with Hedgecock, Botkin said his goal in writing the book was to "honor and affirm the warrior" with a story about brave men facing tough times and overcoming in the face of extreme adversity.
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Bookmarking this one. Looking forward to reading the comments. Thanks for the post RobinMasters.
My research tells me that we should have won the Vietnam War in 1968 when the USA kicked their butts around and chased them back to the north during the TET offensive.
Our military was so much better than theirs. It was equal to a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the TCU horned frogs,
but politicians wouldn’t let our guys win the war,
am I right ?
Great picture! It’s going on my Facebook page, if you don’t mind.
A Vietnam vet friend, who recently passed away, had a bumper sticker on his truck that said, “We Were Winning When I Left.”
Joe’s finances were a mess when he died. He owed everybody money and his Polish girlfriend didn’t want him to be buried at Lincoln National Cemetery near Joliet, IL (she can’t drive). Thankfully, Catholic Charities came through with a burial plot. I was able to contribute about 20% and an American flag from OIF Marines. I thought that was a nice touch - new veterans saluting a past veteran.
You are correct! When the VC were wiped out during the Tet, North Vietnam had no choice but to use their own army. If we had continued supporting South Vietnam especially with air power, the South would be free today.
Very nice on your part.
I think LBJ’s major interest was line his pockets with his fence company, his part ownersship in KBR that did all the construction and TX defense companies.
Nixon and Gen. Creighton Abrams almost turn the tide except the scum left with connections to the Viet Cong in Canada sabatoged the effort. That scum included Kerry, Teddy Kennedy, Jane Fonda, Cronkite and other vermin.
Vietnam was JFK/LBJ’s war but our guys were out to win and so was Nixon.
LBJ left office the second wealthiest President in history. H Washington was a billionaire adjusted for inflation. Nixon was broke when he left office. He never made nickel off the war.
Please feel free to do so. :-)
dead on the money LVR. I saw a history channel(?) program not to long ago with quite a few interviews/discussions with some of those brave pilots that made it back and what they described regarding quite a few of their orders and what they were allowed, (and not allowed) to do was nothing short of complete insanity imho. It made me furious to listen to what those men went thru, talk about your hands being tied is right. sure there were concerns of the USSR and escalation fears involved but DAMN...........your father has my thanks for his service those many years ago.
The loss of Vietnam came only later, after we had essentially left the field and ceased to support the RVN logistically. Given that support, it's entirely possible that the RVN might still exist. If only Watergate hadn't happened...
How many died because the media were helping them and the idiots in DC were preventing our military from getting the job done? UGH!
Always remember who was responsible that monumental betrayal of our soldiers and our allies, one of the worst in human history: the media-industrial complex and its political arm, the Democrat Party.
Never forget, never forgive.
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