How can I find out if someone served in Vietnam?
Vietnam War Indexes and Records on the Internet
- Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fold3 (free) you can search for names and view images from the wall; you can also leave tributes.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Website includes a searchable database of names on the wall.
How many soldiers died on their last day in Vietnam?
1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam.
Did you have to serve in Vietnam to be a Vietnam veteran?
In association with (A) above, the Commemoration uses the term “Vietnam veteran” to describe those who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location. We do NOT use the phrase “Vietnam-era veteran.”
Why did we pull out of Vietnam?
The Army had to fight in unfamiliar territory, was lacking in moral, were not prepared for the conditions, could not shut down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and were untrained to respond to guerilla warfare. This combination of disadvantages and the loss of public support led to the United States withdrawing from Vietnam.
How many soldiers were killed on Hamburger Hill?
U.S. casualties were listed as 72 killed and 372 wounded.
Where was Hill 55 in Vietnam?
Quảng Nam Province
Hill 55 (also known as Nui Dat Son or Camp Muir) is a hill 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southwest of Da Nang, Quảng Nam Province, Vietnam. The hill is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northeast of the confluence of the Yen, Ai Nghia, and La Tho Rivers and was a United States Marine Corps base during the Vietnam War.
Was Vietnam a success?
Twenty-five years after the ignominious American withdrawal from what was then South Vietnam, this much is clear: the United States lost the war, but won the peace. This outcome resulted not just from Soviet shortcomings—exacerbated by the Soviet “Vietnam” in Afghanistan—but from American perseverance.
Where was Hill 190 in Vietnam in 1969?
February 22, 1969 In the evening, a reinforced squad from 2nd Platoon is sent on an ambush southeast of Hill 190 at an area of small hills that is used as an NVA infiltration route. A platoon-sized point element of a large NVA force comes upon the Marines while they are setting up their ambush and initiates contact.
Who was killed in the vicinity of Hill 190?
The following Delta Co. Marines are killed: Pfc. Woodrow W. Adams, 2/22/69 – Killed in the vicinity of Hill 190 LCpl. Michael Cruse, 2/22/69 – Killed in the vicinity of Hill 190 Cpl. Edward Gum, 2/22/69 – Killed in the vicinity of Hill 190 Cpl. Robert W. Topham, Jr., 2/22/69 – Killed in the vicinity of Hill 190 February 22, 1969
Where was Section 5 north of Da Nang?
Section 5: North of Da Nang, 1969 SLF Operations, Hill 41, and Withdrawal in 1970 Hill 190, Daring Rebel, Pipestone Canyon, Bold Pursuit, Mighty Play, Defiant Stand, and Hill 41 January 1969 The Delta Co. CP continues to be located on Hill 190. The NVA are believed to be massing for a general offensive against Da Nang installations during Tet.
Where did BLT 1 / 26 Marines land in Vietnam?
Operation Daring Rebel. The BLT 1/26 Marines land on Barrier Island below Hoi An in an area boxed off on the landslide by a cordon of the ARVN 51st Regiment, Korean Marines, and elements of the Americal Division. Barrier Island, which has long posed a haven for VC/NVA units, is fortified with bunkers]