EurekAlert: Study uses AI to estimate unexploded bombs from Vietnam War. “Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs. The new method increased true bomb crater detection by more than 160 percent over standard methods.”
I haven’t gotten to do one of these in a while, so I’m excited! Flickr Blog: Welcome the US Navy Bureau of Medicine to the Flickr Commons!. “Items in this collection include albums and historical photographs of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as naval hospitals, including hospital ships, around the world. The collection also includes modern images of the Navy Medicine corps work to ensure the health and well-being of all beneficiaries.”
WFMJ: Pennsylvania completes Vietnam War Memorial database. “All 3,150 photos of Pennsylvania heroes who died in the Vietnam war have been found and added to the digital Wall of Faces Memorial page. This includes 38 photos of those from Mercer County. The digital Wall of Faces is a database of every American whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.”
Texas Tech Today: Vietnam Center & Archive Oral Histories Will Soon Be More Accessible. “Thanks to a $95,740 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Vietnam Center & Archive (VNCA) will now be able to transcribe, edit and publish online its entire backlogged collection of oral history interviews conducted by the VNCA Oral History Project, which includes a diverse array of Vietnam veterans and their family members.”
UVA Today: After Court Case, UVA Students’ Tool Could Help Veterans Get Key Benefits. “How can families – and the VA officials assessing their claims – prove that a particular ship was in the Agent Orange exposure zone, defined by the legislation as within 12 nautical miles of a boundary off the coast of Vietnam Currently, that process involves looking through handwritten deck logs or other archived documents to prove eligibility. It’s a time-consuming process for veterans, their families and the VA. That’s where Brian Harris, Jackson Sutherland, Alexi Himarios and Matthew Jacobs come in. They knew there had to be a better way.”
The State Archives of North Carolina has put up a new photo album on Flickr. It’s called Ernest W. Payne Vietnam War Images and it’s over 300 images covering 1967 and 1968. Be sure to click on the “show more” link on the front page with the description of the album, as it’ll give you a full biography of Staff Sergeant Payne, supply officer and Bronze Star recipient.
Director of National Intelligence: Intelligence Community Releases Newly Declassified Tet Offensive Documents. “On January 4, 2018, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats directed intelligence agencies to review their holdings for historical material of current interest relating to the IC’s role in the Tet Offensive. Today the Intelligence Community has published the first installment of the newly declassified documents relating to the Tet Offensive, highlighting material from the Central Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.”