In 1954 Marilyn Monroe left her honeymoon with Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio to entertain the troops in Korea. She later said it was the first time she “felt like a star.”
Robert Lewis Howard was the only Army member in Vietnam to earn all three top combat decorations: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star.
In a controversial Cold War incident, a Korean Air Lines 707 was downed by a missile from a Soviet fighter, killing two passengers and touching off a diplomatic firestorm.
A fast mover designed to carry a nuclear weapon, the F-105 Thunderchief became the Vietnam War’s most important conventional fighter-bomber.
As the platoon trekked across Vietnam to set up defenses in Thu Duc, their commander suddenly 'fell' into an unexpected situation.