Vietnam

50th Anniversary Vietnam War

The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and “in conducting the commemorative program, the Secretary shall coordinate, support, and facilitate other programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and local governments, and other persons and organizations in commemoration of the Vietnam War.” The commemoration period is from 2015-2017. Both military and civilian organizations will participate.

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PTSD Update

The more you know, the better you can recognize and assist veterans suffering from PTSD. Have you been following the news on PTSD?

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Tin Can Navy

This is a Veterans Day salute to the Tin Can Navy and all who served aboard destroyers and destroyer escorts. The film is on the USS HANK (DD-702) and has footage of her at-sea refueling off the USS TARAWA (CV-40). These were the ships of the Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer that served our nation well. Totay’s destroyers are faster and more formidable than ever!

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Moving Wall to Visit Kannapolis

Kannapolis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8989 has been granted the opportunity to host the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Moving Wall” in their city during May 8-12, 2014. The Moving Wall is a one half size replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC. and is on display at approximately 20 locations throughout the United States each year.

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Vietnam Veterans’ News

The Vietnam Veterans of America publishes weekly news of interest to both Vietnam veterans and veterans at large.

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Vietnam War History

If you served in Vietnam, have family that served, or are just interested in the war, there is a site that may be of interest to you. It is Records of War or recordsofwar.com. Visitors will find interesting reading and historical items.

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