How can I find out if someone was in the Vietnam War?
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 do I find information about a Vietnam veteran?
Veterans Directories and Locators from other Organizations
- Interactive Vietnam War Memorial.
- Selected Veterans Service Organizations.
- Directory of Veterans Service Organizations.
- VetFriends.com (fee required for locator services)
- Military Connections.
Who all served in the Vietnam War?
- United States.
- Soviet Union.
- South Korea and Other U.S. Allies.
What were people who opposed the Vietnam War?
The anti-war movement began mostly on college campuses, as members of the leftist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) began organizing “teach-ins” to express their opposition to the way in which it was being conducted.
When did people start protesting against the Vietnam War?
Americans began to sense that Vietnam was turning into a major problem when, in the spring of 1963, Buddhists began a series of protests against the American-backed and extremely corrupt government of premier Ngo Dinh Diem.
Why was there a backlash against the Vietnam War?
At different times they chose different targets: the Pentagon, Presidents Nixon and Johnson, the draft, Dow Chemical. But the students all acted from a common belief that the Vietnam War was wrong. As that conflict escalated, the protests grew in strength, and some turned violent. They also triggered a backlash.
Why was the Tet Offensive important in the Vietnam War?
The launch of the Tet Offensive by North Vietnamese communist troops in January 1968, and its success against U.S. and South Vietnamese troops, sent waves of shock and discontent across the home front and sparked the most intense period of anti-war protests to date.
Who was president at the start of the Vietnam War?
On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced that American troops had entered Cambodia. Though Nixon claimed the action would be limited, it struck many Americans as a widening of the war, and it sparked a new round of protests on college campuses.