Vietnam War Biographies

Creighton Abrams
Creighton Abrams MACV Commander from 1968 to 1972 and architect of the "One War" strategy
Bao Dai The last emperor of Vietnam
Ngo Dinh Diem
Ngo Dinh Diem President of the Republic of Vietnam from 1955 to 1963
Drew Dix
Drew Dix The first enlisted man in Special Forces to be awarded the Medal of Honor
Roger Donlon
Roger Donlon The first Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War
Vo Nguyen Giap
Vo Nguyen Giap Mastermind of the Viet Minh victory at Dien Bien Phu
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh Father of the revolution, founder of the Indochinese Communist Party and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 1945 until 1969
Thomas Norris
Thomas Norris Navy SEAL awarded the Medal of Honor after courageously rescuing two downed airmen from deep within enemy controlled territory
John O’Daniel
John O’Daniel Chief of the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group in Indochina from 1954 to 1955
Keith Payne
Keith Payne One of only four men to earn the Victoria Cross in Vietnam
Michael Thornton
Michael Thornton The first man to be awarded the Medal of Honor for saving another recipient’s life
William Westmoreland
William Westmoreland The highest profile U.S. general of the Vietnam War and architect of the attrition strategy
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