Vietnam War And The Zippo

Vietnam War And The Zippo

Zippo lighters have played an important role in almost every war since World War II. They have been used in many ways including, warming hands, starting campfire, providing light and even deflecting a bullet or two. Zippos were commonly referred to as “trench art,” some servicemen used their lighters as a drawing board to convey their feelings and decorated their lighter cases with hand-etched design. Continue reading

The Hill Trap Maneuver

Hill Trap Maneuver

In or around 1966, the NVA began to develop a new maneuver, which was called the ‘Hill Trap’ maneuver. This maneuver sought to exploit the known battle habits of US troops by drawing them into a mountainous killing ground where a defense in depth, combined with standoff bombardments and rear attacks, would likely annihilate them. Continue reading