Vietnam War & National Guard

The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The National Guard of the United States is a reserve military force composed of National Guard militia members or units of each state and territory under federally recognized active or inactive armed force service for the United States. 5.0/5

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This weekend Urban Outfitters briefly made a “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt” splattered with fake blood available on its website for $130; it's now listed as “Sold Out.” The joke is that in 1970 four Kent State students were shot to death by National Guard soldiers while protesting the Vietnam War..…
On May 4, 1970 the National Guard shot and killed for people during Vietnam War protests at Kent State University. One of them was 20 year-old Jeffery Miller. He was shot in the mouth and died instantly. This picture was taken moments after he was killed. This is how an eyewitness described what happened: “I saw a student hit. He stumbled and fell. Another student tried to pull him behind the car. Bullets were coming through the windows of the car. I saw another student go down. It was maybe 25, 30, 35 seconds of sporadic firing. (When I) got up, I saw four or five students lying around the lot. It was like mass hysteria. Students were crying, they were screaming for ambulances. I heard some girl screaming, ‘They didn't have blanks, they didn't have blanks.' No, they didn't.’” Now look at the other picture. That’s a sweatshirt that Urban Outfitters is selling. They advertised it as a “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt from our sun-faded vintage collection.” It has holes in it that look a lot lik ...
Many people assumed the sweatshirt was connected to the tragic 1970 Vietnam War protest on the Kent State campus in which the National Guard opened fire, killing four students and injuring nine more.
Fellow Minnesotans and family members in the Willmar / Montevideo area, there is an individual in the local area who is pretending to be a decorated Soldier and combat veteran. On August 9th, 2014, he showed up in this uniform at the Olivia, MN VFW for the KMS Memorial Ride. The individual stated that his name was Command Sergeant Major Richard Rahn of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. The Army Ranger Association was contacted by a National Guard member who believes that he is a fake. There are several indications in these photos that indicate that he is a fake. He wears the uniform incorrectly with things sewn on a uniform where it is not authorized, wears numerous awards out of place and out of order (to include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart), and also has at least one badge that hasn’t been awarded since the Vietnam War (CIB with 2/stars). It is believed that he lives in Wilmer, MN. The Ranger Association checked with the Ranger Regiment and confirmed that they have no record of him ...
Awesome distinction! Indiana Army National Guard - Vietnam 1968 Company D (Ranger), 151 st Infantry was mobilized during the Vietnam War and earned distinction as one of the most highly decorated combat units of the entire war. History of the "Indiana Rangers." Just under 7000 Army National Guardsmen served in the Vietnam War. Of these, only one unit would stay together from activation and serve in combat as a National Guard unit. Company D (RANGER) 151st Infantry, was the only National Guard Infantry unit to serve in Vietnam. In November 1965, the Indiana National Guard's newly-formed, 1st Battalion (Airborne) 151st Infantry, and its parent 38th Infantry Division were members of the Selected Reserve Force(SRF). SRF units were to be among the first selected in the event of a wide-spread reserve call-up by the president. The 38th Infantry Division fully expected to be called to active duty, and the inclusion of an airborne battalion was thought to be highly valued. However, despite the Joint Chiefs of Staf ...
If you have even wondered why our military get's so little real respect from WDC, read this: "Military Service At the beginning of the 113th Congress, there were 108 Members (20% of the total membership) who had served or were serving in the military, 10 fewer than at the beginning of the 112th Congress (118 Members) and 12 fewer than in the 111th Congress (120 members). According to lists compiled by CQ Roll Call, the House currently has 88 veterans (including 2 female Members, as well as 2 Delegates); the Senate has 18.29 These Members served in World War II,30 the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo, as well as during times of peace. Many have served in the Reserves and the National Guard. Eight House Members and one Senator are still serving in the Reserves, and six House Members are still serving in the National Guard. Both of the female veterans are combat veterans. The number of veterans in the 113th Congress reflects the trend of steady decline in recen ...
World Events – 1970 to 2008 1970 • U.S. President Richard Nixon orders an invasion of Cambodia, widening the war in Vietnam. In protest, millions march across the U.S. University campuses are shut down by student strikes. Four protestors at Kent State University in Ohio are killed by National Guard troops. • The U.S. Senate repeals the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that had given Presidents Johnson and Nixon sweeping powers in the Vietnam War. • The Beatles break up. • Egyptian president Gamal Abdel-Nassar dies. Anwar Sadat becomes president. 1971 • U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that busing students may be ordered to achieve racial desegregation of schools. • Anti-war militants attempt to shut down government in Washington. As many as 12,000 are arrested. Most are later released. • The Pentagon Papers are published detailing the military's secret, negative assessment of the Vietnam War. • War between India and Pakistan begins. • Apollo 15 lands on the moon and uses the Lunar Rover v ...
Bush had his drunkard cowardly son safely in National Guard in Vietnam War.
Army Would take Apaches from Nat'l Guard Apache Longbow helicopters are lithe, deadly birds. With the kind of training they do out of their headquarters near Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the citizen-soldiers in the N.C. National Guard's 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion can swoop in just above the trees, dive on a target and fire one of three kinds of ammunition with almost no warning. So skilled is the battalion, part of the 130th Aviation Regiment, that it has deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 9/11 without losing a single Apache. It doesn't want to lose them now. But it could, under an aviation restructuring plan by the Army that would take all the National Guard's Apaches, just under 200 aircraft from eight attack battalions across the country, including those of the 1-130th at Morrisville. The Army says it needs the helicopters so it can stop using the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, which it has been updating since the Vietnam War. And in a time of severe budget constraints, taking Apaches from ...
Zechariah 7:1-10, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5, Psalms 9:11-20, and Luke 20:27-38     Tomorrow we remember those who have served to defend this country against its enemies. We pick this day because on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, of 1918, an armistice went into effect to effectively ending World War 1 or as then called the Great War. In 1938, FDR signed a proclamation that named this day as Armistice Day in honor and memory of this day. Then in 1954, President Eisenhower signed into law changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Whatever your political leanings are; whatever your particular stance on a particular military action, whatever your particular stance on the use of the military as government policy, we all need to remember and thank those who have served in the Armed Forces, the National Guard and any like service. It is a duty that many of taken by their choice especially since the end of the draft around the Vietnam War. They have sacrificed their time, their energy, their lives ...
The university where the students were shot by the National Guard while protesting the Vietnam War?
Marshall Law representing interests of business stability. One acquaintance said he had his troops add bayonets during the Vietnam War protests in Washington DC and they were prepared to use them. That was the first in recent history that I found I could have been on the wrosng side of US Military force on US civilians. The call to action was not made fortunately. National Guard at Kent State University shot college students protesting during those turbulent times. So yes kids, there are many example where the US military is used against American civilians' uprisings.
On this day 43 years ago, the National Guard shot dead Jeffrey Miller, Alison Krause, William Schroder, and Sandra Scheuer, all students at Kent State University in Ohio who were protesting the Vietnam War. Today, is the anniversary of the Kent State Massacre. Rest In Peace.
georgia Sr.,CHICKAMAUGA Raymond "Mark" Lamar Wallin Sr., 64, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013. He was born in Walker County, Ga., to the late William "Buster" Wallin and Amy Ruth Oliver Wallin. He was a lifelong resident of Northwest Georgia. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a Seabee and also served in the National Guard. He was a diesel mechanic for 35+ years and had worked for Ryder, Lee-Smith and Penske where he retired after twenty years of service. He was a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Director and Youth Leader. He loved serving The Lord and enjoyed serving at his church. He is survived by his wife of forty three years, Euphemia Bell Wallin, of Chickamauga, Ga.; their sons, Raymond L. Wallin, Jr., and fiance, Cindy Black, of LaFayette, Ga., Chad C. and Leah M. Wallin, of Ringgold, Ga.; brothers, Larry and Charlene Wallin, of Michigan, Donald "Don" Eugene and Martha Ann Wallin, of LaFayette, Ga. ...
Kent State, May 4, 1970: America Kills Its Children Twenty-five years ago this month, students came out on the Kent State campus and scores of others to protest the bombing of Cambodia-- a decision of President Nixon's that appeared to expand the Vietnam War. Some rocks were thrown, some windows were broken, and an attempt was made to burn the ROTC building. Governor James Rhodes sent in the National Guard. The units that responded were ill-trained and came right from riot duty elsewhere; they hadn't had much sleep. The first day, there was some brutality; the Guard bayonetted two men, one a disabled veteran, who had cursed or yelled at them from cars. The following day, May 4th, the Guard, commanded with an amazing lack of military judgment, marched down a hill, to a field in the middle of angry demonstrators, then back up again. Seconds before they would have passed around the corner of a large building, and out of sight of the crowd, many of the Guardsmen wheeled and fired directly into the students, h ...
1967: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Protesters against the Vietnam War marched at the Pentagon building, and were violently suppressed by the National Guard. One protester, George Harris, places a carnation into the barrel of a trooper's rifle pointed at his head. Photo: Bernie Boston, "Flower Power" 10/22/67
Okay. A thought for veterans' day. I, like many women my age, live with a Vietnam Era veteran. The term "Vietnam Era" is a legal term for the very nature of the military during the Vietnam War and the status of veterans who served during those years. A veteran who served when the nation was at war is in a different legal category than one who served during peace. Further, the Vietnam Era Army was a draft Army. It is now an all volunteer Army. Also Vietnam Era Reserves and National Guard were the last to be called up. In the New Army, Guard and Reserves are "RDF" (rapid deployment forces... one of the worst ideas evar). So if you hear someone say or read someone write "Vietnam Era veteran" s/he isn't a coward afraid to admit that they never went to Vietnam but trying to cover themselves in that glory. The reality is that only 1 in 10 or 12 warfighters go to fight a war when we are at war. It takes 10-12 support personnel per person in combat. Most MOS's are not combat MOS's. Veterans of the Viet ...
The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back.[1] One of the injured was a pregnant woman. She had a miscarriage a week later due to the beating by the police. It was the first such unrest on a university campus resulting in deaths of protesters. The event pre-dated the 1970 Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings, in which the National Guard at Kent State, and police and state highway patrol at Jackson State killed student protesters demonstrating against the United States invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
During the Vietnam war, George W. Bush was a member of the Air National Guard, and deserted during his last year of service. Neither *** Cheney nor Donald Rumsfeld served in the military. During his 2000 campaign, George W. Bush won the primaries against McCain by trashing his military record in which he was held for years as a POW. During 2002, George W. Bush helped Karl Rove to trash Max Cleland, a triple amputee from the Vietnam War, and supported a draft dodger named Saxby Chambliss who was elected to the Senate representing Georgia. They did this by associating Max Cleland with terrorist like Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden in TV ads. In 2004, the Republicans attacked John Kerry’s Vietnam War record with the infamous “Swift Boat” ads. In short, these men who wanted to, and did take this nation to war with Iraq, never knew or understood a thing about how war can affect those that have to risk their lives fighting for cowards like George W. Bush, *** Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Saxby Chamb . ...
Why would National Guard be cheering a draft-dodger coward who ran away from the Vietnam War to France? I know. Obama ...
Wow came in for a break and the "View" is on with Dan Rather. I hadn't realized that he basically lost his job for his report on former President Bush and how he joined the National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War and then basically didn't go to his National Guard duties. This is a well known and proven fact but CBS got pressure from the White House... Scary. I hope people really turn out to vote this year.
The 60s was the era that a teenage boy became a man and a U. S. Marine, fighting in the Vietnam War. It was the era of Elvis Presley, Petula Clark, The Association, The Who, The Beetles, and many, many more, including the 5th Dimension, the Mama's and Papas. It was the era also of beginning to sound off against the United States government and the Vietnam War.  Kent State and the National Guard would be on the horizon. It was the beginning of civil unrest, disobedience and many great songs
D-Day 2010...President Obama Instead of visiting Arlington cemetery, Obama and the first lady will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., about 50 miles south of Chicago. Moreover, not every president has spent Memorial Day at Arlington. In 1983, President Reagan was at a summit meeting, and the deputy secretary of defense -- not even the veep! -- placed the wreath. Nine years later, President George H.W. Bush passed off the wreath to Vice President Dan Quayle (who had used family connections to get a slot in the National Guard during the days of the Vietnam War draft). And in 2007, Vice President *** Cheney took on the wreath mission, while President George W. Bush was in Texas, perhaps clearing brush.
Me acabo de enterar de esto: On 12 January 1981, in the 1981 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport attack, 10 A-7Ds of the 198th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Puerto Rico Air National Guard were destroyed or damaged in a terrorist attack by the Boricua Popular Army at Muniz Air National Guard Base in the largest attack ever on American military station since the Vietnam War.[19] This terrorist attack was largely unreported due to the Iran hostage crisis at the time. EN SERIO! Y TODAVIA TENEMOS LA CARA PARA DECIR QUE NO NOS QUIEREN NUNCA!
In 1964 ,gov George Wallas in Mississippi,said that under his goverment he would not let any *** attend a state college..LBJ phoned Mr. Wallas and assured him that these kids would go to school there.. Wallas like the *** he was, stood in front of the door and the National Guard removed him..LBJ was a great President, but the Vietnam war killed him..
Happy Memorial Day! Dear Heavenly Father thank you so much for all the men and women who fought for our great country to give us our freedoms and lost their lives. Father they gave their all. Father we thank you for those who survived but managed to come out alive. We pray for their Blessing today as they go about their Memorial Day let them know they are loved and much appreciated.I thank the following men who have served our country both those who have went home to the Lord and those who have survived.Thank you Jason Middlebrook my son for serving in the National Guard for your country. Thank you little Papaw for serving in World War I,,,my grandfather who lived thru it. Thank cousin Billy Rayford for serving in the Marines special services branch and Vietnam War. Thank you Staff Sergent Robert Brown my uncle for serving in the Korean War. Thank you Tom Middlebrook for serving in the United States Navy. Thank you to Howard Middlebrook's son who is actively serving right now. Thank you Uncle Nor ...
Today I honor my family members who bravely fought to protect our country; *George Bergem - Great Grandfather's Brother - WWI - Killed in Action *Harold Lee Wells- Father - served on a Naval ship in WWII *Robert Wells - Uncle - Captain in Navy during WWII *Dr. Charles Wells - Uncle - Medical Dr. running MASH units in both Korea and Vietnam Wars *George P. Bergem - Uncle - Served in Army in WWII *Gregory Wells - Air Force during Vietnam Era *Eric Reid - Brother-in-law - Served tour of duty in Vietnam War *Scott Wells - Nephew - National Guard and currently stationed in Egypt *David Wells - Nephew - Marines - has served two tours of duty in the Afghanistan/ Iraqi War God Bless all of you with my gratitude and love.
Want to say a huge thank you to Clayton Woods , Steven Woods, Richard Woods, Jonathan Woods, Harold Woods, Britten Moyers, Montana Martin, Rex Alan Cyphers, James Cyphers, Mic Martin, Amber Deckard and Jeff Martin, Clayton Martin, Kenny Martin. These names include my dad, uncle, brother, brother in law, nieces, nephews and daughter. They all have served our country faithfully and were involved in World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Feedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and all other conflicts in The War on Terror. Proud of all of you. They have served in the Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and the National Guard. Several of them are still in the Reserves.
Gary Lloyd Hemmingway, 73, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer and other health complications. He was born on October 27, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of William and Doris (Blythe) Hemmingway. The family moved often during his childhood to Wichita, Salina, Hays, and eventually Dodge City where Gary graduated high school in 1957. In 1961, he graduated from Emporia State Teachers College with teaching certifications in English and History. He married Glory Kay Bodge soon after graduation and embarked upon a carrier of teaching followed by a call into the ministry for which he attended St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas City. During the Vietnam War he served in the US Army in Germany and Korea. Upon leaving active duty, he continued serving in the Army National Guard for several years achieving the rank of major and filling the position of Inspector General at the 130st Field Artillery Brigade in Hutchinson, KS. Through the 70s, he sold insurance and worked in re ...
Here's to "Dave" who said that the National Guard's aim wasn't good enough that day.may the gods have mercy on his soul.if he has one
Well I read a review on a book by an Austinite that could be *** interesting. The title is "Rather Outspoken" by Dan Rather. In the book, he detailed the cloak-and-dagger operations that the Bush proponents resorted to hide the truth and discredit him. The review describes the book as an "emerging grab-bag; part folksy homage to roots, part expose of institutional wrongdoing and part manifesto for a truly free press." On a personal note, I dislike W a lot. For one thing, it came in Texas in the Houston Chronicle that George H. Bush called in some favors and got W into the Texas Air National Guard. While I have good friends who were in the National Guard during this period, it was an excellent home during the Vietnam War. In essence, many were purposeful draft dodgers like Bush. For the record, time then were different from now. "On May 13, 1968, 12,234 Army National Guardsmen in 20 units from 17 states were mobilized for service during the Vietnam War. Eight units deployed to Vietnam and over 7,000 ...
In 1970, in response to Nixon's widening of the Vietnam War into Cambodia, students throughout the US protested. Nixon sent the National Guard to restore ord...
KENT, Ohio (Reuters) - Survivors of the shooting of 13 students by the Ohio National Guard during an anti-war demonstration at Kent State University in 1970 called on Thursday for a new probe into the incident that came to define U.S. divisions over the Vietnam War. Four students were killed and nin...
In memory of my beloved brother Mark Goodman: May 5, 1939 - May 2, 2012. Today is May 4, 2012 - the 42nd Anniversary of the incident involving the killing of 4 Kent State students by National Guard troops. This was in response to student protests on campus to then President Richard Nixon's decision to escalate the Vietnam War and was part of the larger nationwide protests by students all over the country at that time . On this day, 42 years ago, my brother Mark and family, including newborn Elizabeth Goodman, were visiting my parents, Jason and Louise Goodman in Bath, Ohio. My brother and I went into the town of Kent, where I had attended college from 1967 to 1970. As we reached the edge of Kent, we found town under martial law with millitary jeeps at the entrance, complete with mounted weaponry. Mark was working for Time Warner at the time, and we were able to get into town via his press card. I took him around to interview several friends of mine who were witness to the event. He flew home to N ...
Let us not forget what has come to be known as the Kent State Massacre that occurred on this date 42 years ago, May 4, 1970. During a protest against the invasion of Cambodia a few days earlier (during the Vietnam War), the Ohio National Guard killed 4 students and wounded 9. Rest in peace Jeffery Miller, Allison Krause, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroder. H.R.Haldeman, a high-level aide to President Richard Nixon wrote his 1978 book, The Ends of Power, that this watershed event precipitated the slide into the Watergate debacle which eventually destroyed the Nixon presidency.
On This Day In History: May 4, 1970: National Guard kills four at Kent State In Kent, Ohio, 28 National Guardsmen fire their weapons at a group of antiwar demonstrators on the Kent State University campus, killing four students, wounding eight, and permanently paralyzing another. Two days earlier, the National Guard troops were called to Kent to suppress students rioting in protest of the Vietnam War and the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. The next day, scattered protests were dispersed by tear gas, and on May 4 class resumed at Kent State University. By noon that day, despite a ban on rallies, some 2,000 people had assembled on the campus. National Guard troops arrived and ordered the crowd to disperse, fired tear gas, and advanced against the students with bayonets fixed on their rifles. Some of the protesters, refusing to yield, responded by throwing rocks and verbally taunting the troops. Minutes later, without firing a Warning Shot, the Guardsmen discharged more than 60 rounds toward a group of demonstra ...
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