Lieutenant Thomas Norris

In the spring of 1972, an American electronic surveillance plane was shot down over North Vietnam. One crewman survived the crash and narrowly escaped capture. The Air Force launched an unprecedented rescue effort. In five days, 14 people were killed,...

/ 10/14/2018
Having a drink with a German friend

Collaborator girls of WWII

It’s 1942 and the Germans occupy and dominate the vast majority of Europe. They were there, on the scene, and the local men either were not (dead, in prison camps, in hiding) or were greatly diminished in status. Like soldiers...

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The Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program was a brutal counterinsurgency program run by William Colby, later head of the C.I.A., aimed at weeding out Viet Cong and their sympathizers. According to some sources, more than 25,000 suspected Viet Cong were killed, many of...

/ 10/14/2018
William Hart Pitsenbarger

William Hart Pitsenbarger

United States Air Force Pararescueman who gave his life aiding and defending a unit of soldiers pinned down by an enemy assault in Vietnam. He was initially posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal...

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Jerry M. Shriver (MAD DOG)

Jerry M. Shriver (MAD DOG)

By all accounts, Jerry M. Shriver — also known not-so-affectionately by the Vietcong as "Mad Dog" — was a man who had quite a bounty on his head during the Vietnam War.

/ 10/14/2018
Mata Hari

The Naked Spy

When it comes to centuries old, real-life spy thrillers, the story of Mata Hari is one of intrigue, betrayal, and many lovers scorned. According to historical sources, the life of Mata Hari (Indonesian For “Eye of The Day”) was one...

/ 10/11/2018