Vietnam War - sniper - Trees like this were favorite places where V.C. snipers hid, often without a platform. In several of the Vietnam War chapters in the novel, FAMILY SECRETS by Zina Abbott, Mike and his fellow soldiers found themselves under fire from snipers hiding in the surrounding trees.
This is the approach to Qui Nhon on the coast of Vietnam. In 1967-68, the time period Mike Carpenter in the novel, FAMILY SECRETS by Zina Abbott, was serving in Vietnam, this was the area where his construction engineer battalion was stationed.
General Norman Schwarzkopf - Schwarzkopf and a Vietnamese paratrooper assist a wounded comrade after a Viet Cong mortar attack. Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a United States Army general who, while he served as Commander of U.S. Central Command, was commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War. The General was born August 22, 1934 and died December 27, 2012. - On AND Magazine http://www.andmagazine.com/content/phoenix/12681.html - Photo by Peter Arnett
Here is the amazing and moving story that 60 Minutes Australia did on the Battle of Long Tan which was broadcast on 13 August 2006, a few days prior to the premiere of my award winning documentary (16 August 2006) which I made for the 40th Anniversary of the battle which was on 18 August 2006.The story is called Forgotten Heroes and the Producer is Hamish Thomson and the reporter is Peter Harvey.105 young Australians and 3 New Zealanders fought and defeated 2,500 Viet Cong and North…