By October, 1967 the U.S. military had built more than 40 ice cream planets in Vietnam in an effort to make the troops feel more at home.
The Ho Chi Minh Trail is a concept, not a road. The vast network spreads across hundreds of miles of terrain in both Vietnam and Laos.
Vietnam is only 25 miles wide at its narrowest point – more than half as narrow as New Jersey.
Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee in the world.
Dan Wildman: Today Vietnam is booming country of 84 million people, spread across an awesome landscape. From its bustling cities like Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi to its thick jungles and rugged mountains, it hardly resembles the bombed out, blood soaked battleground left over from the Vietnam War. But there's still a secret world from that deadly era hidden underground. From 75 mile long hand carved tunnel systems and an underground Viet Cong nerve center filed with deadly traps to mountain caverns that were transformed into covert military headquarters and a top secret subterranean bunker that was a lifeline to the Pentagon. Vietnam was the perfect venue for an underground war, and that's exactly where it was fought and won. The war you know from TV and movies barely scratches the surface.
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