REFERENCES - Chapter 1 - My Story

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Bruce Lee
He is noted for his roles in five feature-length Hong Kong martial arts films in the early 1970s: Lo Wei’s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Golden Harvest’s The Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; and Golden Harvest and Warner Brothers’ Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978), both directed by Robert Clouse.
Bruce Lee double nunchaku technique in way of the dragon.
The nunchaku ... is a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks (traditionally made of wood), connected to each other at their ends by a short metal chain or a rope. It is approximately 30 cm (12”) (sticks) and 1 inch (rope). A person who has practiced using this weapon is referred to in Japanese as nunchakuka.

Vietnam Cinema
My brother and I went mostly to rạp hát Văn Hoa.

Vietnam TV
Television was introduced to South Vietnam on 7 February 1966 with a black-and-white FCC system. Covering major cities in South Vietnam, started with a one-hour broadcast per day then increased to six hours in the evening during the 1970s. There were two main channels:
+ THVN-TV (((Truyền hình Việt Nam-TV) on Channel 9, featuring Vietnamese-language shows, news, and special announcements from Saigon. This entirely Vietnamese language channel catered to the Vietnamese populace.
+ AFVN-TV on Channel 11, operated by Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (now American Forces Network), catered to US troops in South Vietnam. Broadcasting entirely in English, it relayed popular US-made shows like The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and various sports games like the World Series. It also broadcast news and special announcements from the American government and military commanders.
American television started in Vietnam on January 22, 1966 with tests on two channels. On February 7th, regular transmissions commenced with American programming on channel 11 and Vietnamese broadcasts on channel 9. ... No permanent studio had been built, so three C-121 Super Constellation aircraft, known as Blue Eagles, were specially outfitted with film projectors and transmitters. A fourth Blue Eagle was radio only. It was used to relay audio of the 1965 World Series.

Vietnam War
The Viet Cong (can be abbreviated as VC, sometimes spelled as Vietcong), officially the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, was an armed communist organization in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It fought under the direction of North Vietnam against the South Vietnamese and United States governments during the Vietnam War.
On 30 March North Vietnam launched the Nguyễn Huệ or Easter Offensive, a massive conventional invasion of South Vietnam. This led to a large increase in U.S. airpower and airstrikes to defend South Vietnam and a resumption of bombing of North Vietnam. By September the South Vietnamese had regained most of the territory lost in the offensive and the North Vietnamese returned to negotiations. Operation Linebacker II in mid to late December saw intensive bombing around Hanoi and Haiphong.
Phan Nhat Nam is a soldier, a renowned writer, and a political commentator. A graduate of Da Lat, South Vietnam’s equivalent of West Point, during the Vietnam War he served for eight years as a soldier in the Red Berets, South Vietnam’s elite airborne division and after that became the country’s most well-known war reporter.
The Battle of An Lộc was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted for 66 days and culminated in a tactical victory for South Vietnam. The struggle for An Lộcin 1972 was an important battle of the war, as South Vietnamese forces halted the North Vietnamese advance towards Saigon.
1973 in the Vietnam War began with a peace agreement, the Paris Peace Accords, signed by the United States and South Vietnam on one side of the Vietnam War and communist North Vietnam and the insurgent Viet Cong on the other. Although honored in some respects, the peace agreement was violated by both North and South Vietnam as the struggle for power and control of territory in South Vietnam continued. North Vietnam released all American prisoners of war and the United States completed its military withdrawal from South Vietnam.

The public domain map was modified as shown. The new map showing the attack thrusts of the 1972 Easter Offensive is also public domain.
This map under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license was modified to show the intial attack thrusts in the Yom Kippur War. The new map has the same license as the original.


Additional Background Research
Theo tự thuật, vào thời điểm khởi thảo - tháng 04 năm 1972, tác giả theo Lữ đoàn II Nhảy Dù đổ bộ xuống đồi Charlie (nơi được lính đặt biệt danh "nồi cơm điện National" vì mức độ quyết liệt) nhằm cắt đứt tuyến tiếp tế qua quốc lộ 14 của các sư đoàn cộng quân. Sau đó, nhân vật xưng Tôi lại theo nhiệm vụ tiếp ứng Tiểu đoàn I Thủy Quân Lục Chiến giải phóng quốc lộ 1 và toàn tỉnh Quảng Trị tới hết tháng 03 năm 1973.