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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