From the Civil War, to Vietnam, to World War II, and more contemporary conflicts, soldiers have been writing home from the front lines for centuries. Has anyone ever written to you from the battlefield? Do you have any war letters or stories about wartime correspondence to share with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE?
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?