How do I find 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 is the most famous Vietnam veteran?
Sergeant First Class Jorge A. Otero Barreto (born 7 April 1937), a.k.a. “the Puerto Rican Rambo” and “Sergeant Rock”, is a former United States Army soldier. He earned 38 military decorations during his career, and has been called the most decorated U.S. soldier of the Vietnam War.
How much money do Vietnam veterans get?
In 2018, the average income of Vietnam veterans and nonveterans was roughly comparable: For veterans, who were 63 to 78 years old at that point, it was $63,300, slightly less than the $65,000 average for nonveterans. The veterans’ average includes the disability compensation that some receive from VA.
What defines a Vietnam veteran?
(1) Veteran of the Vietnam era means an eligible veteran any part of whose active military, naval, or air service was during the Vietnam era. (c) Vietnam era means the period be- ginning August 5, 1964 and ending May 7, 1975.
How old would a Vietnam veteran be today?
“Of the 2,709,918 Americans who served in Vietnam, Less than 850,000 are estimated to be alive today, with the youngest American Vietnam veteran’s age approximated to be 60 years old.” So, if you’re alive and reading this, how does it feel to be among the last 1/3rd of all the U.S. Vets who served in Vietnam?
What’s the difference between a Vietnam veteran and a Vietnam era veteran?
Jim’s Reply: Vietnam era veterans are those who served during the time of the Vietnam war but didn’t set foot in the country of Vietnam. The Vietnam vet is one who was assigned within the combat zone of the country and it’s surrounding waters.
Who are the largest cohort of Vietnam Veterans?
Vietnam Veterans represent the largest cohort of American Veterans in terms of service era. While the majority of Vietnam Veterans successfully readjusted to postwar life, a substantial minority of Vietnam-era Veterans have suffered from a variety of psychological problems, and have experienced a wide range of life-adjustment problems.
What to take to the Vietnam Veterans of America?
Clothing of all types & sizes (men’s, ladies, children’s, baby’s) • Clothing accessories • Shoes (all kinds) Baby items • House and glassware • Books, toys, bikes • Stereos, radios, portable TVs • All bedding, draperies, curtains Kitchenware • Usable small furniture & rugs • Small appliances • Tools (all kinds) • Jewelry and cosmetics
Are there any Vet Centers for Vietnam Veterans?
Today, the Vet Center program provides a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to Vietnam Veterans, and Veterans of other periods of armed hostilities after the Vietnam era. A national directory of VA’s 300 Vet Centers can be found here.
How did Agent Orange affect veterans in Vietnam?
VA recognizes that health issues and disabilities may result from exposure to Agent Orange that may entitle a Veteran or their children to certain VA benefits. Part of the United States’ strategy in Vietnam was to conduct an herbicide program to remove foliage providing cover for the enemy.