Reviewed by Donn Nemchick VBC veteran Jerry Augustine published a harrowing account, with photos, of his service in 1966-1967 with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. We'll be traveling with Jerry between November 27-December 11, 2023, as part of our two-week VBC Vietnam tour. Thank you to
written by Todd DePastino (LOC) "McNamara's Line" was an ambitious attempt to prevent North Vietnamese infiltration into South Vietnam and Laos across the DMZ, which sat roughly along the 17th Parallel. Several military leaders endorsed the idea of defensive line across the DMZ almost from the time the border was created by
written by George Dvorznak Vietnam Veteran Steve Foreman emerges from a tunnel at Cu Chi during the VBC trip to Vietnam in 2018 During our recent history talk about the Vietnam War, I mentioned how the Ho Chi Minh Trail emptied out north and west of Saigon in a place called Cu
The VBC is excited to announce that its documentary about the return of members to Vietnam in 2018, We Left as Brothers, is now available on Blu-Ray and streaming on Amazon.In March of 2018, eighteen members of Pittsburgh’s Veterans Breakfast Club traveled to Vietnam to tour old battlefields of what Americans called the Vietnam War.
written by Jerry Augustine Jerry Augustine of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam preparing for an ambush patrol in 1966 with a 10 cent mirror purchased in downtown Tay Ninh (Courtesy Gerald Augustine). In November 1966, during my fourth month in Vietnam with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, I received a letter from Salvatore