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The Chicago Electronic Tour Guide provides the visitor with a stupendous and comprehensive overview of things to do and places to visit in Chicago. The staff at the Office of Tourism has done an impeccable job of organizing and providing fascinating information that is equally applicable to the visitor as it is to the native chicagoan.

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 http://www.remilitary.com/article-vietnam-war.html: Thanks to the scholarly efforts of students in Ms. Brooke's Class, Room 226. See:   "http://www.teacherpage.com/msbrookes/home.htm"

Viet Nam Veterans' Home Page opened 11 November 1994, this site provides a dynamic multi-media look at the Viet Nam War and its sequellae as seen through the eyes of veterans [warriors as well as the men and women who served the war effort on either side], their families and friends. This page is being maintained by Bill McBride and is dedicated to Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr..

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  The North Wall: The Canadian Viet Nam Veterans Memorial, Windsor, Ontario. Contains refreshingly innovative biological search engine ... easy to locate comrades in arms.

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The 1st Bn 61st. Infantry weighs in on sites to see.  This comprehensive history of 1/61 from WWI through Panama is a labor of love by Colonel Jack Swaren {for months I have misspelled his name and for this I apologize - mjmr 27-Dec-2000} who was Battalion Commander of the 1st. BN, 61st. Inf. Regiment in 1969 and 1970 in Viêt Nam.  The history of the 5th. Mechanized is highly detailed with a gizzillion pictures, heart-rending tributes to our fallen comrades, and a superb collection of pictures from Viêt Nam; and the piece de resistance in the form of an interactive map complete with pilot commentary and locale pictures that's bound to awaken old memories. 

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Empty Chairs The Empty Chairs Memorial is a fine tribute to to all our comrades in arms. Designed by Anne Faulkner, this impressive site is in the veterans' own words displayed in a very sensitive and touching way. The name comes from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.  Anne Faulkner also is the author of the North American War Library which is an electronic storehouse of knowledge.

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"America took the Memorial to her heart and its steady beat can be felt every day by the tens of thousands of visitors who touch and are touched by ... The Wall"  The Friends of the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial provide a unique site exemplifying their selfless dedication by such services as connecting family, friends and vets who knew someone whose name is on the Wall; sharing memories of those on the Wall; honoring those not on the Wall but who later died as a result of their Viet Nam service; providing such gifts as dedicated roses or name rubbings; yielding valuable links to related subjects and sites on the Web.

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.. The Virtual Wall, is a site that allows visitors to leave letters, poems, photographs, and other memorials to those who died in the war. The Virtual Wall also links to personalized memorial pages on other web sites. You are invited to visit and share in their memories. In a related site, there is the Moving Wall site which includes such information as schedules of the Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial, information for sponsors of the Moving Wall, volunteers and articles concerning this Memorial.

Viet Nam Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database.  From the Library of Congress, this is the Federal Research Division's database of 131,403 records.  The database was established to assist anyone interested in investigating U.S. documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel listed as "unaccounted for" as of December, 1991, and the collection is entitled Correlated and Uncorrelated Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia.  The database may be searched by last names, country names, service branches, keywords and statements such as "downed over Cambodia".  Documents can then be obtained by microfilm or photocopy. [Page by R. Garian; Flag by D. Meyer].

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4th Infantry Division From the 4th. Infantry Division, brought to our attention by Executive Director, Roger S. Barton, a most thorough page encompassing the Division's military achievements and continuing activities.  The pages includes detailed descriptions of chapter officers, national officers, Order of Battle, lots of information and news as well as a dedication to the many valorous men who made this such a distinguished military unit.  During the Viet Nam War alone, twelve of its men {all EM's} were recognized by this nation with its highest honor: The Congressional Medal of Honor. 

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84th. Eng. Bn.18th. Eng. Bde.From the 84th. Engineers in Qui Nhon, the unit's home page called to our attention by Donn Poss.  From the mission statement, to the weather in Qui Nhon, from the guys to the women, to those who never returned, this is a fully illustrated, multi-media comprehensive site that reflects with credit on this fine unit.

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An absolutely exquisite collection of stunning graphics designed by "Doc" Azgecko.  

This multiple-award winning Home Page of Karl Kristiansen [a Viet Nam War Veteran with a distinctive naval accent] combines a sensitive attention to the POW/MIA issues with fascinating variety that covers interests ranging from industrial CAD to a highly detailed history of the USS Mansfield.  The site also features a very efficiently designed linkage page to over 80 POW/MIA and veterans' sites on the Web.  Thanks Sir Karl for teaching us about button design techniques.

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From Wisconsin's Veteran's Views, Jeff 'Doc' Dentice has put together a truly remarkable site.  Indeed, Wisconsin veterans can easily use this site to keep abreast of upcoming events, both in Wisconsin and nationally, because this site does not skimp on a fantastic wealth of information.  Highly tasteful special effects are blended with pictures and text [in a way that only a combat medic could have conjured up] to provide the viewer with a rather overwhelmingly powerful experience.  Numerous links are also provided and the background music is bound to bring back memories as well.

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For the Few and the Proud, the U.S. Marines provide a site with current events, cross links, loaded with a wealth of information - a fine place to gather.

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vietrangr2.jpgvnrangr1.jpg The elite corps of South Vietnamese Rangers has opened its site.  Visit this outstanding multi-media, bilingual site featuring the fine rangers of Viet Nam who fought valorously side by side with us.  Also featured in this page are many links in English and in Vietnamese with a special section on the 38th. anniversary of the Corps. 

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This site is dedicated to the life of General Nguyen Van Hieu.  It is tastefully done, in both English and Vietnamese, includes many links as well as detailed documentation of this commander out of III Corp.

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A delightful experience on the Internet ... This has to be the most comprehensive site dedicated to the fine leathernecks who kept their feet off the ground and crews of the Marine A-6 Intruder.  An extremely user-friendly site, easy to navigate which includes extensively detailed and illustrated history of this aircraft, a complete history of the variousA6-A Marine Intruder squadrons, specifications and arsenal of the aircraft, and more recently a fantastic photo album.

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Mr. Trong, a long-time supporter of the Viet Nam War Museum, and veteran with a long history of personal involvement in Chicago's Little Saigon Vietnamese community [one recalls that he gave the Museum its first computer] has established a fascinating site incorporating unpublished original poetry covering the entire gamut of human experience, from the Asia Connection.  Note: When visiting this site, a working knowledge of the Vietnamese language probably is a plus.

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Amtrack From the 3rd. Amtrac Battallion of the First Marine Division [B Company], Roy E. Stanford provides a warm Welcome Home with this stupendous award-winning site which provides operations summaries, a lively chat room, lots of midi files, pictorial histories, citations and personal stories.

 Tra^`n Ngo.c Anh, or the Americanized Anna, is a young, hard-working accounting wizard with a flair for computer science, a delightful sense of humor exhibited on her Quick Profit page, and is endowed with a distinctive artistic talent.  Her home page exhibits a well-balanced blend of these traits.  She caught Museum staff's attention by virtue of the fact that she is putting herself through school by working in a restaurant which is one of the Museum's sponsors.  In that capacity she has impressed us with being attentive to customers, promptly responsive to their orders, and like so many of the young Vietnamese in the Little Saigon area of Chicago, she is quite charming as well.

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Maria My My Do a Vietnamese exchange student in Computer Business, having been in the U.S. only since 1996, has a home page that illustrates a fine accumen for the artistic and informative.  Here is a page replete with a broad spectrum of variety about Viet Nam, ranging from pictures to sound with many relevant links, and which uses state-of-the-art technologies to make the visitor's stay most enjoyable.  Thank you Maria for teaching us how to embed sound on a Web page!

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Darlene Nguyen-Ely is a talented artist, Saigon-born refugee, now residing in Long Beach, CA, with numerous credentials including recipient of many grants and awards. Her art includes original writings and sculptures which explore the symbolic as well as the spiritual aspects of her lifelong journey, including how travel is used as a metaphor for change as in funeral boats and refugee boats. Her work has been displayed across the world and this site is constantly being updated.

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This site being developed by Randy Kethcart, 5th Mechanized of the 25 Infantry Division, already  demonstrates wide variety as well as a uniquely done remembrance for those who fell.  The site includes many pictures and links which those interested in the Viet Nam War Era will find of fascinating interest.

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K. Ramsey from the 2/14th. Golden Dragons presents Tales of a War Far Away, a collection of stories presented in exquisite detail ranging from excursions of all kinds, to finely honned presentations of specific topics including M-16, Tunnels, and even stress.  This site also includes a 2/14th. Locator greatly simplifying the task of locating old friends.

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Richard Clark's Site is a tastefully done site, with numerous links, some to all the services, VFW, American Legion and other veterans' organization, from one who served in 1968 with MACV and the 20th. Engr. Bde.

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Jerry Dunn has put together a highly entertaining and original page including links to Coast Guard and other military sites. A must see!.

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 Michael Wager has this site dedicated to those who served in country and especially to the men and women who did not come home.

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  Rober "Gunny" Hiles has put together a fantastic site with links to a wide variety of military-related sites.  Very appealing and easy to navigate.  Numerous topics of interest, and an effective chat system as well..

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John Query's Home Page In tribute to all our comrades in arms, John Query is putting together a remarkable site. Replete with graphics as well as with Crescendo audio stimulations, it amont other useful information, poems and contacts to elected officials.

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Charles Gerlach's page provides a unique combination of fascinating information concerning Military burial affairs, graves registration and cemeteries throughout history as well as a hefty dose of Viet Nam experience remembrances.  A very tastefully done site which honors all our soldiers.

machi memorial A memorial tribute to John Joseph Machi, by his daughter, tastefully  designed for her,  on the occasion of his passing, touching, easy to navigate, with excellent use of graphics and audio to enhance the visitor's experience. Thoroughly researched experience of the life and times of a Merchant Marine.

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A link made possible thorugh the contributions and studies of (a) student/students of Ms. Brooke's Class Room 226 {see: http://www.teacherpage.com/msbrookes/

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Viet Nam - Yesterday and Today The purpose of this web page is to point those interested in studying and teaching the war to materials that will be useful. In addition, in the hope that we can put the war behind us now that two decades have passed and the United States has normalized relations with Vietnam, this page provides resources for understanding Vietnam--as it was then and as it is now.


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This site is hosted by Mr. Saunders, hubby to Betty L. Saunders. Betty is the Center Director for the Clubs Center at Naples Free Net(tm). They also have an insignia company.

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An extraordinary site by any standard - a MUST SEE! Includes historical pictures, patriotic songs, Viet Nam news, poems and discussion of relevant issues such as human rights for Viet Nam. This site is available in VISCII format.

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The Viet Nam Experience. an admirably done Web site by the author of the famous 26-volume series of the same name. A nice blend of original writing, and pictures taken in country, as well as numerous links to related sites.

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.An exquisitely done photograph-album format is bound to make this award-winning, artistically tasteful site by Dennis "Doc" Boettcher a memory jogger.

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Viet Nam Memoirs is dedicated to the men who served with "Dusters" and Quad50's, particularly the 5th. Bn., 2d. Artillery, contains fascinating original writings that will bring back vivid memories to the veteran, and provide first-hand information for those wishing to study or recollect the feel of the times.

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VietNet - This site contains a variety of features including poetry, songs, articles, short stories, pictures, utilities [e.g., fonts for the Vietnamese language, specifications for Vietnamese software] and links to Vietnamese cultural sites and organizations.

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VietGATE - Here you will find a wealth of information on all things Vietnamese, whether they exist only on the Internet, or out there in real-life communities all over the world. Included are yellow pages, Vietnamese electronic magazine, free software, social and professional programs and services and Viet Links.

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.Tim O'Brien has been a prolific writer.  Among his voluminous writings are his memoirs of his Viet Nam service covering his tour as a combat infantryman with the Americal Division in the region around My Lai, from 1969 to 1970.  A gripping account of his experience is made available to browsers.

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Don Poss has put together an impressive array of Viet Nam materials, including a Jukebox [requiring a download of Crescendo Plus] that plays Viet Nam Era music, a Wall search page allowing viewers to place a flower, flag or icon by a name, and a number of fine Viet Nam stories.

After Actions report, a four-star job by John Kolsun ... provides a unique military report documenting the last days of ten men in II-Corp serving with the 4th. Infantry Division.  Despite the dry, military fashion of the report, the details of this report bring back graphic memories.  Also included in this page are details on how to obtain such reports from the National Archives.

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 Marilyn Knapp Litt's site provides a fascinating collection of links to Various print arts including a significant number dedicated to the Viet Nam experience such as Dusty's poetry and annotated books for sale on line.  Marilyn also provides a page for the Women who served in Viet Nam, with links to interviews, articles, and first-person accounts by and/or about women who served in country during the War.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Gazette by Patience Mason, provides an excellent resource by a woman who is a pioneer in the field.  She wrote one of the first, and still considered one of the most authoritative and best, books on PTSD.

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At http://www.afghanwar.spb.ru, Vladimir Grigoriev proudly presents the most memorable tribute to the Afghan Campaign on the Web.  So many things in common with the Viet Nam War are documented here, that we are pleased to link with this fascinating site.

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South Australian Military Museum From our friends in the Land Down Under, and frequent visitors to the Viet Nam War Museum of Chicago, comes this fine landmark of South Autralia.  Especially tasteful are the virtual tour, a calendar of coming events, a "for sale" section, membership applications and links to museums all over the world.

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 TTU Vietnam CenterTexas Tech. University's Vietnam Center is probably the only academic site devoted to providing interested parties with archival information.  Its resources include a newsletter, archival materials of various kinds and many events, including meetings, triennial Vietnam Symposia and many featured speakers.  It is continuously expanding and it contains a wealth of precious and unique official records and publications.  This is a must for any serious person concerning Viet Nam.

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Asian Net - The Center of Asian Information: Asian information is what AsianNet is all about: abundant, valuable, updated and easily accessible information.  Its comprehensive URL collection meets your needs for an organized listing of websites.  AsianNet has been a committed sponsor of Internet Trade Shows, culture and arts events, and educational activities in the Asian communities.  A site well worth visiting.

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From Multi-Ed., Inc., a wealth of information and facts about the Viet Nam War, not including the causes nor the final months from the Cambodian bombing to the fall of Saigon.  Provides the information on a CD ROM.

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  World Wide Arts Resources provides what has to be one of the largest gateways to art in all its forms on the 'net.  This comprehensive site includes museums, artists, galleries, dance and theater resources as well as messaging and chat forums, and it's free.

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 International Small Business Consortium is a premiere site to help small businesses all over the world find new opportunities, customers, agents, distributors, partners, suppliers and sources.

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Gary Bahnick's Page provides a unique assortment of links to such interesting and diverse areas as Sports, comics, music, movies, food and drinks, cultures and history, art, health, cars and trucks, internet/Web authoring, wildlife, fishing, games, job guides and more ...

Internet ArtResources The Internet for the Fine Arts, located in Houston, TX, is to act on an affordable means of linking the collectors of fine art works. It went on line in February, 1995 as the International Art Exchange, and offers web authoring services, promotional assistance, and fine art brokerage. It cross links numerous web sites related to all aspects of the Fine Arts.

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