US planes flew attacks on targets that had little to do with the Hmong's survival against North Vietnamese supply lines ..." An annotated map would have shown that those "supply lines" were in fact the very extensive Ho Chi Minh Trail
along Lao's eastern border, stretching into South Vietnam and Cambodia.
A couple of years ago, I spent two weeks riding the 1,000 miles of the Ho Chi Minh Trail
from Hanoi to Saigon on a Honda CRF 250L with Great Road Journeys (greatroadjourneys.com) - great country, great scenery, great people and great food.
Specifically, he wanted to examine the Cu Chi and Iron Triangle soil tunnels that connected the Ho Chi Minh Trail
in Cambodia and Saigon.
Some, like the deadly Alaskan Chilkoot trail or Route 66 are well known; others, like the tragic Ho Chi Minh trail
or the Khyber Pass are less familiar.
The Ho Chi Minh trail
, named after the former Communist leader of Vietnam, is a network of tracks and roads that were used by soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Determined to regain her independence after losing a leg in the 2015 tragedy, Vicky has been driving a 4x4 with a group of strangers along the famous Ho Chi Minh trail
Without Limits: Vietnam BBC1, 8pm In the first of a two-parter, six Britons embark on an ambitious road trip by converted motorbike and modified 4x4 along Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Trail
. A tricky enough trek for the able bodied, but as everyone on the journey is disabled, travelling almost 1,000 miles through traffic-jammed cities to mountainous rural tracks pushes our ambitious travellers to breaking point.
He describes in excruciating detail his combat experiences, capture, forced march on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
, and his years of captivity in the POW camp known as oHanoi Hilton.o He pays tribute to his fallen cell mates and others who helped him survive, including not only American servicemen but also the Vietnamese POWS.
In this attempt to cut off North Vietnam's major supply route, the Ho Chi Minh Trail
, the United States and South Vietnam's best trained forces were outmatched by North Vietnam's combat-hardened army.
Hill states that an immense influence to his life occurred when he heeded the call for help in Vietnam and enlisted and served as a Captain and Commander of a surgical unit in 1966 -1968, first supporting the Army forces at Long Binh and then up north with the US Marines whose airstrips on the beaches were being demolished and the troops massacred near Danang, the Ho Chi Minh Trail
and the DMZ.
His autobiography, "Testimony of The Protected", comprises his military testimony and memories of leading troops into notorious war zones such as Dak Payou Valley and Ho Chi Minh Trail