Category:Fictional Vietnam War veterans
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The following 117 pages are in this category, out of 117 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Vietnam War – It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war. As the war continued, the actions of the Viet Cong decreased as the role. U. S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, in the course of the war, the U. S. conducted a large-scale strategic bombing campaign against North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam and they viewed the conflict as a colonial war and a continuation of the First Indochina War against forces from France and later on the United States. The U. S. government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam and this was part the domino theory of a wider containment policy, with the stated aim of stopping the spread of communism. Beginning in 1950, American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina, U. S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s, with troop levels tripling in 1961 and again in 1962. Regular U. S. combat units were deployed beginning in 1965, despite the Paris Peace Accord, which was signed by all parties in January 1973, the fighting continued. In the U. S. and the Western world, a large anti-Vietnam War movement developed as part of a larger counterculture, the war changed the dynamics between the Eastern and Western Blocs, and altered North–South relations. Direct U. S. military involvement ended on 15 August 1973, the capture of Saigon by the North Vietnamese Army in April 1975 marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities, estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from 966,000 to 3.8 million. Some 240, 000–300,000 Cambodians,20, 000–62,000 Laotians, and 58,220 U. S. service members died in the conflict. Various names have applied to the conflict. Vietnam War is the most commonly used name in English and it has also been called the Second Indochina War and the Vietnam Conflict. As there have been several conflicts in Indochina, this conflict is known by the names of its primary protagonists to distinguish it from others. In Vietnamese, the war is known as Kháng chiến chống Mỹ. It is also called Chiến tranh Việt Nam, France began its conquest of Indochina in the late 1850s, and completed pacification by 1893. The 1884 Treaty of Huế formed the basis for French colonial rule in Vietnam for the seven decades
2. Jack Abbott (The Young and the Restless) – Jack Abbott is a fictional character from the American CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. The character was first introduced in 1980 being portrayed by Terry Lester, Lester departed from the series in 1989 and as replaced by Peter Bergman shortly thereafter. Bergman relocated to California for the role after he auditioned for the part. His first episode aired on November 27,1989, Jack is known for his longstanding feud with the Newman family patriarch, Victor Newman as well as his romances with Nikki Newman, Phyllis Summers and Sharon Newman. Jack has represented the Abbott family as the patriarch since the 2006 passing of his father, the role of Jack Abbott was first written into the series in June 1980, being portrayed by Terry Lester. Ive enjoyed being with the show, however, I was concerned about the possibility of Blade being picked up as a series and being tied to The Young and the Restless. The writers picked up on Lester having played with Jacks dialogue according to his intuitions, the producers immediately began exploring recast options. At the time, Bergman, who had rose to stardom as Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children, had recently been fired. Bergman revealed that the producers had contacted his agent and asked about his height and they then inquired about Bergmans feelings about replacing someone, and he was hesitant to take the role. He stated in 2009, I was on All My Children and replacing someone was shear death, when the producers called him again, Bergman was not doing well financially and he decided it couldnt hurt to audition. Scott arranged for Bergman to come to California and audition with Jerry Douglas and Jess Walton, after a successful audition, Bergman was offered the part. Bergman reluctantly relocated to California after accepting the part and he made his debut on November 27,1989. In 1997, Bergman appeared as Jack on an episode of the popular CBS series The Nanny entitled The Heather Biblow Story, in the episode, he shared an onscreen kiss with fellow guest star Pamela Anderson. In 2006, Bergman stated, I love what I do, I get a new script every day, and I cant wait to find out what happens next. Ive been doing this for 18 years, and I still cant wait to see what Jack has in store for us next, happily the producers, the writers and myself were able to keep Jack progressing - never a wonderful person, but not nasty just to be nasty. He can be in a good mood and you scuff his shoe. I dont have any problems supporting that with real emotions, according to Bergman, Jack is not annoyed by the little people ever. Though Jack is a villain, Bergman wanted Jack to have Achilles heels, Jack spends majority of his life longing for a solid happy family
3. Arclight (comics) – Arclight is a mutant supervillainess appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Arclight first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #210-211, and was created by Chris Claremont, walt Simonson said that when Jon Bogdanove drew Arclight in Power Pack, she had a much different figure than I gave her in X-Factor. But I went back and did a bit of revision work in my book after Id seen what John had done. Arclight received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #1, Arclight served with the American ground forces during the Vietnam War, and she is still haunted by memories of that place. She has redirected her rage into bodybuilding, which she uses to augment her mutant powers and her mutant ability enables her to create shock waves through physical contact, usually combined with her super strength in form of punches and blows. During a few of her appearances she has shown to project a bright light upon impact of her hands. As a war veteran, she is versed in battle and is known as one of the most bloodthirsty members of the Marauders. Her relationship with teammate Scalphunter has also made her second-in-command, during their first mission, Arclight kills dozens of underground-dwelling mutants known as Morlocks. She also took time off to answer Superias invitation to join her female group of villains. Though the details of her recruitment by Mister Sinister to the Marauders remain unrevealed, due to Sinister cloning the Marauders multiple times, it is hard to determine if the original Arclight has been present in all of them. Following M-Day, Arclight became one of the so-called 198, one of the few remaining mutants retaining their powers, and she later returns as a member of the New Marauders, alongside old members like Scalphunter and new ones like Sunfire and Lady Mastermind. During Messiah CompleX in the battle on Muir Isle, she is injured by Wolfsbane who bites her in the neck. She is seen later being defeated by Rockslide, Arclight possesses the ability to generate seismic energies with her hands that cause shock waves and geo tremors. She also has strength, stamina, durability and resiliency. In the House of M reality, Arclight is a member of the Red Guard that was positioned in Australia to work with Exodus, Arclight appeared in the two-part X-Men episode Sanctuary. She is among the mutants that join Magnetos mutant haven, in the episode Secrets Not Long Buried, she is one of the many residents of the mutant-dominated community of Skull Mesa. Arclight first appears in the Wolverine and the X-Men episode eXcessive Force and this Arclight is male, and he is supposedly the field leader of the Marauders taking direct orders from Mister Sinister. He utilizes the same shock wave powers as his mainstream and movie counterparts, when Vertigo arrives to warn him about Cyclops coming, he is attacked while Vertigo flees
4. The Principal and the Pauper – The Principal and the Pauper is the second episode of The Simpsons ninth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 28,1997, in the episode, Seymour Skinner begins to celebrate his twentieth anniversary as principal of Springfield Elementary School, when a man arrives claiming that Skinner has assumed his identity. Principal Skinner admits that his name is Armin Tamzarian, and that he had thought the true Seymour Skinner. Armin leaves Springfield, but is persuaded to return as principal. The Principal and the Pauper was written by Ken Keeler and directed by Steven Dean Moore and it guest-starred Martin Sheen as the real Seymour Skinner. Although it aired during the ninth season, it was a holdover from season eight. The episode is one of the most controversial episodes of The Simpsons, many fans and critics reacted extremely negatively to the revelation that Principal Skinner, a recurring character since the first season, was an impostor. The episode has been criticized by series creator Matt Groening, and by Harry Shearer, despite this, Ken Keeler considers the episode the best work he has ever done for television. Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein have also defended the episode, on the eve of his twentieth anniversary as school principal, Seymour Skinner is lured by his mother to Springfield Elementary School for a surprise party. The celebration goes well until a man arrives, claiming to be the real Seymour Skinner. Principal Skinner admits that he is an impostor, and that his name is Armin Tamzarian. Armin then tells the story of the events led him to steal Seymour Skinners identity. Armin was once a young man and finds himself in the Army. There, he met and befriended the real Sergeant Seymour Skinner, Seymour told Armin that his dream was to become an elementary school principal after the war. Later, Seymour was declared missing and presumed dead, Armin took the news of the apparent death to Seymours mother, Agnes. Upon meeting him, however, Agnes mistook him for her son and he instead allowed Agnes to call him Seymour, and took over Seymours life. Meanwhile, the real Seymour Skinner spent five years in a POW camp, after these revelations, the people of Springfield begin to distrust Armin. Armin decides that there is no longer any place for him in Springfield, the real Skinner is then offered the chance to realize his dream and take over as school principal
5. B. D. (Doonesbury) – B. D. is a fictional character in Garry Trudeaus popular comic strip Doonesbury. In the comic strip, nobody is certain what B. D. is short for, but he was based on Brian Dowling, quarterback at Yale University, where Trudeau attended college. In the stage adaptation of the strip, Doonesbury, A Musical Comedy, B. D. was first introduced on September 30,1968, in Trudeaus strip Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News. At the time, B. D. s helmet was white, B. D. was reintroduced in the first Doonesbury strip in 1970 in which the popular quarterback became roommate to the nerdy, awkward Mike Doonesbury at Walden College. At Walden, B. D. wore a helmet with a star on the side. Mike and B. D. had many differences and initially could not stand each other, as captain of the Walden football team, B. D. faced many tests of his short patience. His teammates could rarely keep their minds on the game, opting to have intense philosophical and political discussions during huddle and this became much worse when self-described freak Zonker Harris joined the team. B. D. is notable for having rather conservative views, in contrast to the more liberal beliefs of the main characters, Mike, Mark. He deplored welfare and marijuana use, in some of the early strips, he was even portrayed as slightly racist and sexist, and a supporter of the Vietnam War. He eventually joined the army and went to Vietnam simply to get out of writing a term paper and he found military life to be a good fit for him, and enjoyed his tour of duty immensely in sharp contrast to most of his colleagues. While in Vietnam, B. D. met and befriended Phred and they remain friends to this day. He was awarded a purple heart for being injured while lost, in 1971, he started dating Boopsie, and they moved into Walden Commune with Mike, Mark, Zonker, and others. B. D. remained in the reserves and was called up for the Gulf War in 1991. There he became friends with Ray Hightower, who became a recurring character in the strip. While on leave B. D. cheated on Boopsie with a female officer, the affair ended abruptly when it turned out the other soldier was a captain while B. D. was a corporal. When Boopsie learned of the affair she broke up with B. D. but eventually reconciled, married and in 1992 had a daughter. During the early 1990s, B. D. worked as a cop in the California Highway Patrol, eventually he was hired by his alma mater Walden College to coach the football team he was once captain of. He was recalled up to duty and served briefly, keeping order after the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center
6. B. A. Baracus – Sergeant Bosco B. A. Baracus /bəˈrækəs/, played by Mr. T, is a fictional character and one of the four protagonists of the 1980s action-adventure television series The A-Team. B. A. Baracus appeared on The A-Team from the beginning in 1983 until its cancellation in 1987. He is arguably the breakout character of the series and has become a cult icon worldwide, in the 2010 film version, Baracus was played by mixed martial artist Quinton Rampage Jackson. The A-Team is a group of ex-United States Army Special Forces soldiers who were convicted of a crime during the Vietnam War. Managing to escape from the Military Police, they fled to Los Angeles where, as fugitives, B. A. along with Hannibal Smith, Templeton Faceman Peck, and H. M. Murdock make up the A-Team. In the pilot episode, Mexican Slayride, B. A. is described as follows by a colleague of Amy Allen. Known as B. A. for bad attitude, the man is a mechanical genius. He also has one of the worst conduct records in the army, a rough-and-tough fighter, the character of B. A. Baracus is basically that of the public persona of Mr. T himself. He is known for his trademark African Mandinka warrior hairstyle, while the other members of the team regularly resort to disguises, scams and subterfuge to achieve their goals, B. A. s distinctive appearance and confrontational attitude usually lead to a direct approach to problems. He is a skilled mechanic and has an amazing talent for making impressive machinery out of just about any ordinary parts. He received his training in the Jamaican Defense Force. In Season 2, Hannibal once said to B. A, with a pair of pliers and a little time, you could fix anything but dinner. He is an excellent fighter and is invaluable in hand-to-hand combat, because of his massive size and strength, he has a unique fighting tactic, which may involve grabbing his opponents, lifting them over his head, and hurling them in the air. He is easily angered to the point of rage, and often people with a growl or a snarl. He is most often upset by Murdock and frequently addresses him with the phrase You crazy fool, although Murdock is usually unfazed by B. In fact, B. A. and Murdock are very close friends, as can be seen in Curtain Call, the Season 2 finale, where Murdock is shot and B. A. is desperate to save him. A. s reputed attitude, he is a person who has a special fondness for children
7. Diane Beckman – Brigadier General M. Diane Beckman, USAF is a fictional character in the NBC television series Chuck. Beckman is an official of the National Security Agency, working within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She holds her rank of general in the United States Air Force. She revealed that she spent a significant amount of time and resources hunting Orion, little information about her personal life and past service has been revealed. She first entered the military prior to August 14,1974 and she has had a non-exclusive romantic relationship with Roan Montgomery for more than 20 years. Beckman also maintains a friendship with Dr. Condoleezza Rice. General Beckman first appeared in Chuck Versus the Helicopter, replacing the National Intelligence Director as overseer of Operation Bartowski, initially, Casey and Sarah were to protect Chuck only until the replacement Intersect was back online. However, after the destruction of the second Intersect this order was rescinded, additionally, because Operation Bartowski was the only effective weapon against CIA splinter group Fulcrum, Beckman decided that Chuck was far too important and valuable a resource to be released. She therefore blocked his attempts to contact Orion and have the Intersect removed, Beckman has also made it clear that if Chuck is ever identified, he will be taken into protective custody. Beckmans primary role on the series is to provide Team Bartowski with intelligence updates on Chucks flashes, most of the time these missions are the result of something Chuck flashes on in the course of his normal day. However, on several occasions Beckman has issued an assignment of her own devising based on events elsewhere, Beckman herself is seldom personally involved on these assignments and allows the team to proceed on their own. However, in Chuck Versus the Crown Vic she benched the team when a flash by Chuck went bad, Beckman personally involved herself when Chuck was contacted by Orion after a rogue search and flew to Burbank to debrief the team. This was the first time since the episode that one of the teams supervisors met with them in-person. General Beckman typically declines to interfere directly with the teams dynamics, however Sarahs confrontational attitude towards her treatment of Chuck in Chuck Versus the Predator led to her concern that Sarah was too emotionally close to the asset. After Casey attempted to cover for them, she requested he provide a report on Chuck. This led to her reassigning CIA agent Alexandra Forrest as Chucks CIA handler under directive 49-B and she reversed this decision when the Intersect was removed from Chucks head in Chuck Versus the Colonel. In Chuck Versus the Ring she offered Chuck an analyst position on the Intersect Project and she then freed Casey to return to his old unit, and reassigned Sarah to the Intersect Project with Bryce Larkin. Beckman also wished to discuss Sarah transferring out of Burbank, as Chuck has needed her less and less, Beckman insists that until seeing video recovered from the Ring, she had no knowledge that Sarah had killed Shaws wife