Blog Archives

A. Peter Dewey: The United States’ First Casualty in Vietnam

albert peter dewey

By Callie Oettinger September 26, 1945, A. Peter Dewey was killed in Vietnam, becoming the first casualty in what would become the Vietnam War. From Mark Thompson’s Time article “War Through ‘Enemy’ Eyes“: America’s first casualty in Vietnam was a mistake. He

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Goodbye OSS and Hello CIA: National Security Act of 1947

Truman Signing National Security Act

By Callie Oettinger July 26, 1947 the National Security Act was approved: To promote the national security by providing for a Secretary of Defense; for a National Military Establishment; for a Department of the Army, a Department of the Navy,

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

The History Reader Newsletter