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Daughter from Danang
Your Opinions [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Send in your comments on Heidi's story, the Babylift, or your own story.

Daughter from Danang
Two Hometowns [Image-based]

See Heidi's two hometowns through her eyes.

Daughter from Danang
Living in Two Cultures [Text-based]

Journalist Andrew Lam comments on the Vietnamese American experience.

Daughter from Danang
Behind the Scenes [Text-based]

Meet the producers and hear their answers to questions people ask about their film.

Return With Honor
Online Forum [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Journalist and author Stanley Karnow moderates a forum with former American POWs Mike McGrath, Paul Galanti, Ed Mechenbier, Kevin McManus, and Tom McNish, along with Bui Tin, a former colonel in the North Vietnamese army.

Return With Honor
The Tap Code [Video]

How did American prisoners communicate with each other from prison cell to prison cell? One video clip with accompanying graphic and text.

Return With Honor
About the Prisons [Text-based]

Learn about the variety of facilities in and around Hanoi that the North Vietnamese used as prisons.

Return With Honor
Missing in Action [Text-based]

Access the government's official lists of American prisoners and persons missing in action from the Vietnam War.

Two Days in October
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Is it unpatriotic to question government policies in wartime?

Two Days in October
Author Interview [Text-based]

Explore more stories about the war from American Experience.

Two Days in October
Firsthand Accounts [Other]

Explore the stories of ten people interviewed in the film Two Days in October. Text with image and video clips (forty clips).

Vietnam: A Television History
Weapons of War [Text-based]

Find out what each side had in its arsenal.

Vietnam: A Television History
The My Lai Massacre [Text-based]

An event that stunned the nation and forced an examination of U.S. military training and tactics.

Vietnam: A Television History
The M.I.A. Issue [Text-based]

Important questions that won't go away.

Vietnam: A Television History
The Language of War [Text-based]

Terms and acronyms from the front lines.

Vietnam: A Television History
Know How To Read a Great Book [Text-based]

A Hanoi writer reflects on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Vietnam: A Television History
Vietnam: Few Heaven-Born Captains [Text-based]

An American Army officer portrays wrongheaded tactics in Vietnam.

Vietnam: A Television History
Memory of a Paratrooper [Text-based]

A writer and artist who served in the South Vietnamese army outlines his wartime experiences and his creative present-day response.

Vietnam: A Television History
An Amerasian Childhood in Da Nang [Text-based]

The son of a South Vietnamese mother and an American soldier describes his earliest years.

Vietnam: A Television History
THE TIME (i remember): Chu Lia, Vietnam, 1965 [Text-based]

A former Marine remembers his experience in Vietnam and reflects on God.

Vietnam: A Television History
The Vietnam War and Vietnam [Text-based]

A writer with roots in both North and South Vietnam looks to Vietnam's long history to explain why the U.S. could not win the war.

Vietnam: A Television History
Still in Hiding [Text-based]

An aid worker remembers wartime encounters with Vietnamese women and children, and describes women's roles as Viet Cong spies.

Vietnam: A Television History
The Nui Ba Den [Text-based]

An American veteran shares his one pleasing memory of Vietnam.

Vietnam: A Television History
The Vietnam War: Remember in Order to Forget [Text-based]

A writer and war veteran describes the toll war takes on young lives.

Vietnam: A Television History
Why I Went to the War [Text-based]

A Red Cross worker describes her experience as a woman in a "men's war."

Vietnam: A Television History
Five Poems About Vietnam [Text-based]

An poet offers glimpses into his personal experience in the U.S. Army.

Vietnam: A Television History
The Volunteer [Text-based]

A veteran examines his decision, at age 17, to join the Marines right out of high school.

Vietnam: A Television History
Share Your Views [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Send in your thoughts and memories.

War Letters
Share Your Stories [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Did you or someone in your family receive or send mail during wartime? Have you saved war letters from any of America's wars? Send in your stories.

War Letters
Special Delivery [Non-Flash interactive]

Play a military postal history game and get the mail from the front lines to the home front.

War Letters
Save Your Letters [Video]

Learn how to preserve important documents for future generations. Conservation specialist Linda Edquist demonstrates some easy methods. Twelve clips.

Maps

Vietnam: A Television History
Vietnam from 1945 to the Postwar [Non-Flash interactive]

Explore maps of Vietnam from its colonial years to the end of the Vietnam War (1945-1976).

Primary source

Daughter from Danang
The Situation in Danang [Text-based]

An American general describes South Vietnamese military developments during March 1975.

Daughter from Danang
Congress Addresses the Fate of Vietnamese Orphans [Text-based]

Debate from the House of Representatives on the plight of children affected by war.

Daughter from Danang
A Message from the President [Text-based]

The White House expresses its sorrow at the airplane crash during the Babylift.

Daughter from Danang
New Kid in Town [Text-based]

A local newspaper describes the town's new resident, a Babylifted girl named Heidi.

LBJ
The Tonkin Gulf Incident [Text-based]

Citing an alleged attack on a U.S. naval vessel in the Gulf of Tonkin, LBJ announces his intent to fight North Vietnam. Appended is the Congressional resolution approving the war.

LBJ
Address at Johns Hopkins University: Peace Without Conquest [Text-based]

Johnson explains why America is fighting in Vietnam.

LBJ
State Department Memo: Anguish in North Vietnam [Text-based]

Read a 1965 memo that describes the "new kind of war" being waged by Communist aggressors in Vietnam.

Nixon
Address to the Nation on the War in Vietnam [Text-based]

Nixon says he has a plan for winning the war.

Nixon
Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia [Text-based]

Nixon announces the expansion of the war into Cambodia.

Return With Honor
A Wife's Experience [Text-based]

Read excerpts from Sybil Stockdale's book about her life during the eight years her husband was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Return With Honor
The POWę÷s Code of Conduct [Text-based]

The rules American POWs were to follow if captured.

Return With Honor
President Johnson's "Peace Without Conquest" Speech [Text-based]

President Johnson's first major speech about the war in Vietnam.

Return With Honor
The Geneva Convention [Text-based]

Series of treaties pertaining to prisoners of war.

Return With Honor
President Johnson and the Tonkin Gulf Incident [Text-based]

The State Department bulletin about the Tonkin incident.

Return With Honor
U.S. Policy Shows New Firmness [Text-based]

San Diego Union article regarding American POWs in Vietnam.

RFK
Comments on the War in Vietnam [Text-based]

Candidate Kennedy enthralled a crowd with his analysis of the war in 1968.

The Kennedys
Truth about Indochina, by Senator John Kennedy [Text-based]

Senator Kennedy calls upon President Eisenhower "to face the stark reality" that America will not be able to stop Communism in Indochina.

The Kennedys
Letter from President Kennedy to Ngo Dinh Diem [Text-based]

The president says the United States will increase assistance to South Vietnam.

The Kennedys
National Action Security Memorandum [Text-based]

Kennedy's national security advisor, McGeorge Bundy, conveys the president's Vietnam policy to the State Department.

Two Days in October
Author Interview [Text-based]

David Maraniss talks about writing his acclaimed book, They Marched Into Sunlight.

Two Days in October
Share Your Thoughts [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

What do you think about the Vietnam War and antiwar protests?

Two Days in October
A Bloody Battle in a Bloody Year [Text-based]

Newsweek describes the ambush of the Black Lions.

Vietnam: A Television History
President Eisenhower's Letter to Ngo Dinh Diem [Text-based]

In 1954, President Eisenhower tells South Vietnam the U.S. will provide aid to combat a Communist threat.

Vietnam: A Television History
President Kennedy's Letter to Ngo Dinh Diem [Text-based]

The U.S. offers South Vietnam help in defending against the Communist North in this 1961 dispatch.

Vietnam: A Television History
The Tonkin Gulf Incident [Text-based]

After reported attacks on U.S. ships in August 1964, President Johnson announces his reasons for making war, and Congress issues a supportive resolution.

Vietnam: A Television History
Aggression From The North [Text-based]

This 1965 State Department paper describes South Vietnam as fighting against a brutal campaign of terror by Communists.

Vietnam: A Television History
American Policy in Vietnam [Text-based]

In April 1965, President Johnson explains American involvement in Vietnam in light of the global Cold War.

Vietnam: A Television History
Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement [Text-based]

In 1971, veterans ask Congress: "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

Gallery

Daughter from Danang
Bill Burke in Southeast Asia [Image-based]

A documentary photographer looks at how war has affected people in Vietnam and its neighboring countries, Cambodia and Laos.

Daughter from Danang
The Last Orphan [Image-based]

Cartoonist Gary Trudeau's 1975 Doonesbury comic strips document the arrival of a Babylift adoptee.

Return With Honor
Vietnam POW Drawings [Image-based]

Mike McGrath endured over 5-1/2 years in a Hanoi prison. See the harrowing drawings he created when he came home.

Timeline

Daughter from Danang
A History of Adoption in the United States [Text-based]

Return With Honor
Return With Honor Timeline [Text-based]

Two Days in October
Vietnam on the battlefields and the home front [Text-based]

Vietnam: A Television History
Timeline [Text-based]

Bibliography

Daughter from Danang
Further Reading [Text-based]

Return With Honor
Further Reading [Text-based]

Two Days in October
Further Reading [Text-based]

Vietnam: A Television History
Further Reading [Text-based]

War Letters
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Daughter from Danang
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Explore "collateral damage" from the Vietnam War in a very personal story that sparks discussion of the effects of war on families, immigration, adoption, cultural influences, and ethnic identity.

Return With Honor
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about the experiences of American fighter pilot POWs in Vietnam, and examine the effects of war on families.

The Fall of Saigon
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Trace U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, explore war powers and the U.S. Constitution, see the media's role in wartime, and much more.

War Letters
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Discuss censorship, wartime service and sacrifice, and the experiences of individuals affected by war.