Vietnam War Veteran’s Site – Welcome

vietnam war veteransThank you for visiting Viet Nam Veteran’s Site. This site was designed to commemorate the thousands of men & women who served their country through their involvement in what many have called “the most unpopular war in American History.”

The Vietnam War in Vietnam also known as the American War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front, or NLF), a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist common front directed by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The People’s Army of Vietnam (a.k.a. the North Vietnamese Army) engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. As the war wore on, the part of the Viet Cong in the fighting decreased as the role of the NVA grew. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes. In the course of the war, the U.S. conducted Read the rest of this entry

Nonprofit steps in to aid military death benefits during shutdown

Just as the group had done during the 16-day government shutdown in 2013, Fisher House Foundation said it would cover payments to Gold Star families that are cut off during the current shutdown.

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#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Henry Filipowicz

Henry Filipowicz was fluent in Russian, Polish and Turkish, which he used in his role as an interpreter, translator and interrogator for the Army.
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Sexual Assault Reports from Fort Bragg Increase 28 Percent

A summary released by the Department of Defense shows reports of sexual assault from Fort Bragg increased by 28 percent in 2016.
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Cataclysmic cargo: The hunt for four missing nuclear bombs after a B-52 crash

At the height of the Cold War, a B-52 Stratofortress carrying a payload 293 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima went down 50 years ago over Thule, Greenland.

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Report: Green Beret Killed in Niger May Have Been Executed

The account of two villagers in Niger raises the possibility that Johnson was captured in the Oct. 4 ambush before being killed.
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National Guard dedicates $38 million aviation hangar

The Hawaii Army National Guard dedicated a new $38 million aviation support facility hangar at Kalaeloa on Thursday that will help support its more than two dozen Chinook, Black Hawk and Lakota helicopters.

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Naval aviator killed in crash celebrated as hero and man who lived a life that mattered

Lt. Steven Combs was piloting a twin-engine Grumman C-2 Greyhound transport aircraft with 11 onboard Nov. 22, 2017, when the plane suffered catastrophic engine failure at low altitude over the Philippine Sea near Okinawa.

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VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care needs.
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Trump Calls No Jail Time for Bergdahl 'Complete and Total Disgrace'

President Donald Trump denounced the decision sparing Bowe Bergdahl jail time as a “complete and total disgrace.”
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Coast Guard: Pilot of plane missing over Gulf of Mexico possibly hypoxic

A doctor volunteering for a dog rescue operation who failed to land his small plane at an airport in Central Texas as planned and was later tracked by fighter jets flying over the Gulf of Mexico appeared unresponsive and may have been suffering from a lack of oxygen, officials said Thursday.

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