soc.history.war.vietnam FAQ: Vietnam Related WWW Resources (fwd)

John R. Tegtmeier (
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:55:13 -0400

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Subject: soc.history.war.vietnam FAQ: Vietnam Related WWW Resources

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Last-modified: 1996/06/06
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Frequently Asked Questions: SOC.HISTORY.WAR.VIETNAM

The FAQ on the Vietnam Related Internet Resources was compiled by John

This FAQ contains a listing of Vietnam related Internet sites, most
reachable through the World Wide Web. Because of the extreme fluidity
of the web, in particular, and internet, in general, we can not
guarantee the current accuracy of all the sites listed (especially the
smaller ones). Please be cautious about sites whose address wraps to
a second line. This FAQ does not imply any endorsement of the sites
listed, or is it in any fashion "complete". Additions or corrections
are welcome. E-mail to or

All the resources listed in this FAQ are available by links at the
SHWV Internet Resources FAQ Links page at:

Sites are grouped in the following categories:

I. The Best of the Internet Vietnam Related Websites
II. Articles Relating to the Indochina wars
III. Bibliographies
IV. Documents
V. Publications, Book Reviews and Announcements
VI. Research Libraries and Archives
VII. General Sites
VIII. Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
IX. Veteran Pages
X. Unit Associations
XI. PTSD, Agent Orange and Health Related Issues
XII. Vietnam War Memorials
XIII. Governmental Sites
XIV. Pictures and Images
XV. Vietnamese Overseas Community
XVI. Vietnam Today

I. The Best of the Internet Vietnam Related Websites

Soc.history.war.vietnam Home Pages. or
This is the newsgroup's homepage, containing information
about soc.history.war.vietnam, as well as hyperlinks to SHWV
resources and many other Vietnam related sites

CACF Search
A site that allows for the search of the Combat Area
Casualty File database by Tom Holloway. These are essentially
the names on "The Wall".

National Center For PTSD (White River Junction, VT)
This site includes a link (telnet) to the remarkable PILOTS
(Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) database
as well as other traumatic stress sites. PILOTS contains over
8,000 records - each containing a bibliographic citation,
abstract, and indexing data. Access to the database is free of
charge, and no account or password is required. See the telnet
section of this list for more information

Viet Nam Generation and Sixties-l
Back issues of the journal (downloadable) along with access
to the sixties-l archives, other material.

Vietnam Veterans Home Page or
This site provides links to most of the other Vietnam
related sites listed below, plus lists, organizations, images,
narratives and fiction. In short, just about everything. A truly
excellent site. Maintained by Bill McBride and others.

II. Articles Relating to the Indochina Wars

John Baky: White Cong and Black Clap: The Ambient Truth of Vietnam War
Essay published in Viet Nam Generation 5:1-4 (March 1994).

Peter Brush: Civic Action: The Marine Corps Experience in Vietnam
Essay published in Viet Nam Generation 5:1-4 (March 1994).

Peter Brush: "Home is Where You Dig It": Observations on Life at the
Khe Sanh Combat Base
Essay published in Viet Nam Generation 4:3-4 (November

Ed Moise: Tonkin Gulf Incident SHWV FAQ
A concise analysis, with bibliography, of the events in the
Tonkin Gulf in August 1964 that led to direct US combat

Gareth Porter: Myth of the Hue Massacre
Published in Indochina Chronicle, No. 33 of June 24, 1974.
Porter's argument concerning the Hue Massacre, basically stating
that it was nothing more than US/SVN propaganda.

Brian Ross: Use of Armoured Vehicles SHWV FAQ
A discussion of the use of armored vehicles by all sides in
the Vietnam War.

Brian Ross: Australian Military Involvement SHWV FAQ
An analysis by Brian Ross of the military aspects of
Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.

Brian Ross: Australian Political Involvement SHWV FAQ
An analysis by Brian Ross of the political dimensions of
Australia's involve in the Vietnam War.

III. Bibliographies

SHWV Recommended Reading List
An extensive recommended reading list, including a core list
and many different aspects of the Indochina Wars and their
aftermath. For more information, send e-mail to: John Tegtmeier,
Moderator - SHWV at

Prof. Edwin E. Moise's General Bibiliography
An extremely comprehensive bibliography dealing with all
aspects of the Indochina Wars by a professor of history at
Clemson University who both teachs and writes on the subject.
Prof. Moise is also a co-moderator of this newsgroup. It appeared
in the soc.history.war.vietnam in June, 1995 and is currently
being updated.

Brian Ross's Australian Involvement Bibliography
Specialized bibliographic resource on the Australian
involvement in the Vietnam War by one of the SHWV newsgroup's
co-moderators, Brian Ross. It appeared in the
soc.history.war.vietnam in September, 1995.

Prof. Lydia M. Fish's Folklore Bibliography
A specialized bibliography dedicated to the folkore and US
veteran folksongs of the Vietnam War. Prof. Fish is the director
of the Vietnam Veteran Oral History and Folklore Project at
Buffalo State College. For more information on the Project,
e-mail Dr. Fish at It appeared in
the soc.history.war.vietnam in August, 1995.

My Lai Bibliography
Short specialized bibliographic reference to works that deal
with the My Lai massacre of March 1968.

US Veterans Post-service Mortality Bibliography
http: //
Short specialized bibliographic reference to material
concerning US veterans suicide and post-service mortality

Ver Kuile Ager's Riverine Operations Bibliography

Sandra Wittman - Vietnam: Yesterday and Today
Ms. Wittman's page contains a number of Vietnam related
bibliography files. These include: - Non-Fiction -Fiction - Films - Vietnam: The Women's
Experience - The Vietnam War:
The Vietnamese Point of View

IV. Documents

Senate Select POW-MIA Affairs Report
Gopher to multi-part file full text version of the report.

Tonkin Gulf Message and Resolution
Full text of President Johnson's message to the Congress
about the Tonkin Gulf incident, and the resulting Resolution.

Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement by John Kerry
Gopher link to the full text of John Kerry's Winter Soldier
statement to the US Senate in 1972.

V. Publications, Book Reviews and Announcements

Army Times Publishing Co.
With links to Air Force Times, Nay Times, Marine Corps
Times, Federal Times and Military City Online (active duty

Broken Rifle Press
Books on the GI and veterans anti-war movement. Broken Rifle
Press, PO Box 749, Trenton, NJ 08607-0749

CIA Factbook

CAQ (Covert Action Quarterly) Magazine

Reflections on the Wall
Documentary photography project by the Smithsonian

Review of Rising Like Tucson
Review of Jeff Danizer's book by Nancy Anisfield.

Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home
Info & reviews re: Thomas Bass book.

VI. Research Libraries and Archives

Australian National University - Vietnam Resources

Center for Research Libraries Online Catalog (Searchable)
telnet://guest, then select VT100

Chicago Public Library Catalog

Library at Quantico - Easter Offensive
Online location index of Col. Gerald Turley personal
collection of materials related to the NVA attacks in/around
Quang Tri '72 (Easter Offensive). Lots of very interesting
personal accounts etc from the MACV-155 team.

Library Catalogues and Databases at Georgetown

Library of Congress World Wide Web Home Page

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library at the University of Texas

Mississippi State University - Vietnam War Archives

National Archives

New York Public Library online catalog

New York Public Library - Vietnam War
Gopher to the New York Public Library Vietnam War military
history section.

University of Kansas - CARRIE: An Electronic LIbrary

University of Kansas: World-Wide Web Virtual Library: History

VII. General Sites

These sites represent a broad spectrum of material, and are suitable
for the general reader.

CIABASE - trial version
Requires a forms-capable WWW browser. It differs from the
commercial product by using a subset of the database, returning a
maximum of 50 matches. For more information on the CIABASE, send
an e-mail message to Ralph McGehee at

Center for Military History Homepage
This site is acquiring most of the material that was on the
Byryd Archives at Marshall University.

The Documentation Center of Cambodia in Phnom Penh
Site contains information on the Khmer Rouge atrocities. e-
mail: <>.

E-HAWK Cadre Main Page
Military site catalog, veterans materials, MIL-HIST online
library resources. Site deserves to be explored.

Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War

Grover Furr's Vietnam War Page
This page was put together by a Professor at Montclair State
basically for his American Studies course. Interesting and
coming at the subject from a differnet perspective.

Hmong WWW Homepage -- Pilot Project

Military (Government)

Military WWW list (Alexander McClearn)
Links to many, many military relayed sites. e-mail to

Office of History at the Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan
Air Force Base, CA
Contains oral histories and images. E-mail: Steven Diamond,
historian and webmaster, (

Peace and Security WWW Server - Canadian Forces College, Information
Resource Centre

Sixties Project Syllabus Collection

Radio First Termer Home Page
.wav files of pirate radio station operating in Vietnam c.
1971, DJed by Dave Rabbit.

Texas Tech University - Center for the Study of the Vietnam Conflict
E-mail: James R. Reckner, Ph.D., (

University of Texas - Map of Vietnam (and other Asian Countries)
This site has downloadable maps, originally made for the
CIA, of many coubtries in Asia, including Vietnam and all of
Southeast Asia.

Vietnam Historical Archive

Vietnam Veterans Home Page or
A truly unique and superior site, filled with an enormous
amount of information.

Vietnam War History Page

VIII. Newsgroups and Mailing Lists

SHWV Archives (Unix compressed .Z files) - McCaskill
FTP link to the unix compressed (.Z) archivesof the
newsgroup. Downloadable files include all FAQS, bibliographies,
archive logs of all articles posted and other files of interest.
Also at this site is Tom Holloway's US Casualties file (a
searchable database of the Wall).

SEASIA-L Archives

Usenet Newsgroups

Viet Nam Generation and Sixties-l
Back issues of the journal (downloadable) along with access
to the sixties-l archives. other material.

What's New in WWW Asian Studies Online Newsletter ISSN 1323-9368

IX. Veteran Pages

American Legion HQ

Verne DeWitt

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) HQ

Rich Greene (Old Sarge)

Ulf (Ron) Heller - 1st Infantry Div

Gunny Robert Hile - "Fire Base Houston"

Dan Jenkins

T. Martin - In Memoriam to the VietNam POW/MIAs

Military Search Bulletin Board - Tony Ferrer
Marine veteran. This is a locator page for those who wish
to find old friends from the service. E-mail:

Military Veterans Resource Web Page
Vet Chat page of Baudo's Vet Links contains sections for
locating personnel and announceing reunions.

Military Women Homepage

Brian Riley - 1st Recon, Da Nang 68-69

Bobby Ross

Gary Roush - Statistics About the Vietnam War

SEAL Homepage

Richard Shand - Vietnam Memoirs

Craig Thompson
Craig is a veteran of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and a co-
moderator of soc.history.war.vietnam.

Frank Vaughn - "Spectre Gunner"

Veterans for Human Rights

Vets With A Mission
Site requires Netscape 2.x

About the Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Veteran's Forum

X. Unit Associations

National 4th Infantry Division Association - Mid South Chapter

75th Ranger Regiment Association

101st Airborne Homepage

Society of the 173rd Airborne Brigade

196th Light Infantry Brigade Association
E-mail to Ken McKenzie at

Americal Division Association

Red River Valley Fighter Pilot's Association (RRVA)

United States Army - Veteran Organization Locator.

Vietnam Dog Handlers Association (VDHA)

Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association

Vietnam Veterans Home Page - Veterans Organizations and Support Groups
Listings and links for a great number of organizations not
listed in this faq. Part of the great Vietnam Veteran's Home

XI. PTSD, Agent Orange and Health Related Issues

Agent Orange and Spina Bifida

Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Vets Page

The Etiology of Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Full text of a book chapter by Jim Goodwin, Psy. D. on David
Baldwin's excellent Trauma Info Pages

National Center For PTSD (White River Junction, VT)
This is THE major site for information on PTSD. The site
includes a telnet connection to the PILOTS database which
includes citations and abstracts for thousands of works on the
subject. This is an absolute must for any serious student or

Jonathan Shay's Pamphlet on PTSD Medications
Full text of Dr. Shay's (author of Achilles in Vietnam)
pamphlet originally designed to assist Vietnam veterans with
PTSD understand their medications.

Trauma Info Pages
Another excellent site, containing a lot of information and
a considerable number of links to other related websites.

Traumatic Stress Homepage
Created and maintained by the PTSD program at the VA Medical
Center in Phoenix. Once again, an excellent site. Lots to see
here, lots of links.

XII. Vietnam War Memorials

Berkeley, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"The North Wall" located in Windsor, Ontario.

CACF Search
A site that allows for the search of the Combat Area
Casualty File database by Tom Holloway. These are essentially
the names on "The Wall".

Hawaii Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorial
By Hal Barker

Hunger of the Heart: Communion at the Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Page
Very complete page covering facts about the memorial and
some of the history behind the creating it. The official page of
the National Parks Service.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Search
Part of the Vietnam Veterans Home Page. Tom Holloway's full
database is also downloadable at the soc.history.war.vietnam
McCaskill archive.

Vietnam Veterans Memorials
This page is dedicated to the various VV memorials around
the world, many of which have their only web presence here. Yet
another outstanding page of the Vietnam Veterans Home Page.

XIII. Governmental Sites

Center for Army Lessons Learned Home Page

Congress: House of Representatives

Congress: The Senate

Department of Defense (DefenseLINK)

Department of Defense - US Air Force

Department of Defense - US Army (Army Link)

Department of Defense - US Marine Corps

Department of Defense - US Navy

Department of Veterans Affairs

Director of Central Intelligence


GPO Home Page

GPO Access

Library of Congress World Wide Web Home Page (New version 05/02/95)

National Archives

National Defense University (NDU)

Naval Historical Center

POW/MIA Document Index - Library of Congress

United States Army Military History Institute Welcome

White House - Executive Branch
Links to just about everywhere in the Federal government
through the Interactive Citizens Handbook, including the
Department of Defense (with all miliary branchs) and the
Department of Veterans Affairs.

XIV. Pictures and Images

The following sites all contain images of Vietnam, either during the
war or present day.

The following three directory's at the Byrd Archive at Marshall
University all have downloadable image files (note: all these
sites are closing):
Vietnam: Images of War
Vietnam: Misc
Vietnam: vnr

E. Kenneth Hoffman's Vietnam Portfolio
Note: Images at this site are not downloadable.

U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Art Gallery

VietGate Gallery

VietNam Pictures Archive at SunSite (UNC)

Vietnam Veterans Home Page - Images
A number of photographers and veterans have placed their
images on the Vietnam Veterans Home Page. Some of these folks
include Valerie Schumacher, Jerry Luoma, Peter Brush and Joe

XV. Vietnamese Overseas Community

Dien Dan Dan Chu/Forum for Democracy
Daily news update from Dien Dan Dan Chu (Forum for
Democracy) radio station in Vietnamese.

Free Vietnam Alliance Web page (FVA)

Lien Minh Viet Nam Tu Do Newsletter

VietGATE at
Includes achives of soc.ulture.vietnamese and pointers to
other related sites, including the Vietnamese Students
Association at various locations. E-mail to

Vietnam Democracy Web page

Vietnam Insight

VN Forum

XVI. Vietnam Today

Asia Studies
Site provides demographic information.

Business Info on Vietnam

Complete On-Line Guide to Business and Travel in Vietnam

Planet Earth Vietnam Homepage

Spragens, John
Articles on recent Indochina.

Viet Nam Home Page
Travel and commercial business resource page.

Copyright (c) 1996 John Tegtmeier. Non-commercial distribution for
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