The Green Berets at 50

The Green Berets at 50

John Wayne aboard the Medium Lift Tiltrotor Squadron HMM-163 while visiting the troops in Vietnam in 1966. The aircraft was commandeered by the US Marine Corps helicopter squadron known as the “Ridge Runner’s”. The HMM-163 featured painted “Genie Eyes”...
When Duke Met the Grunts

When Duke Met the Grunts

John Wayne visiting the troops in Vietnam in 1966. Photo courtesy of CPL. L. L. Atherton Written by Michael Goldman When John Wayne arrived in Vietnam in the summer of 1966 to visit American troops at the height of the Vietnam War as part of a tour co-sponsored by the...