Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Topic
  • Ceremonies. Celebrations, Commemorations
Document Type
  • Historical Summary
Wars & Conflicts
  • Vietnam Conflict 1962-1975
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  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials

Digital Resources 


Market Time Operations

Operation Market Time, April 1965: Ensign Le Quy Dang, VNN, and Lieutenant Tylor Field, USN, look for suspicious fishing boats while Lieutenant Junior Grade Phu, commanding officer of Junk Division 33, communicates with other units of his division during a patrol. Ensign Dang holds an M-79 grenade launcher (USN 1113538-A).

Digital Materials

NHHC Video on the Contribution of the U.S. Navy to the Vietnam War

Between the years 1964 and 1973, 3,403,000 Americans deployed to Southeast Asia. Among them, 1.8 million served as Sailors. National Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Day is an American holiday observed annually on March 29. It recognizes veterans who served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.

NHHC Graphics Optimized for Social Media and Digital Use


Vietnam Vet Thank you NVV Timeline

  • I (Heart) My Navy Vietnam War Veteran. Designed for Navy family members of Vietnam War veterans, use this graphic on your social properties to show your pride and gratitude. Just as those who came before them and those who serve today, our Navy Vietnam War veterans served their country with honor, courage, and commitment.
  • Thank You Navy Vietnam War Veterans. Designed for members of the American public and current Sailors, use this graphic on your social properties to show your gratitude to the Sailors who served in the Vietnam War. Just as those who came before them and those who serve today, our Navy Vietnam War veterans served their country with honor, courage, and commitment.
  • Proud Navy Vietnam War Veteran. Designed for Vietnam War veterans, use this graphic on your social properties to display your Navy pride. Just as those who came before them and those who serve today, our Navy Vietnam War veterans served their country with honor, courage, and commitment.   
  • Thank You Navy Vietnam War Veterans Social Media Timelines Graphic. Designed for members of the American public and current Sailors, use this horizontal graphic on your social media timelines to show your gratitude to the Sailors that served in the Vietnam War. Just as those who came before them and those who serve today, our Navy Vietnam War veterans served their country with honor, courage, and commitment.                                             

Posters

The following links are to resources located on the Vietnam War Commemoration Commission website:

Suggested Social Media Posts 

Suggested post dates: 23–28 March 

  • The Presidential proclamation calls upon all Americans to say #thankyou to our Vietnam War #Vets. If you have a #NavyVietnamWarVet in your life, share their story and a photo of them in uniform. @USNHistory is going to highlight stories of service on 29 March—stay tuned! 

Suggested post dates: 23–28 March 

  • #DYK 29 March is Natrional Vietnam Veterans Day? Show your support for the #NavyVietnamWarVet in your life by using one of these graphics as your profile photo to say #ThankYou! <upload each of the NHHC-created social media graphics. 

Suggested post date: 29 March 

  • Today we join our nation in honoring our Vietnam War Veterans. Just as those who came before them and those who serve today, our Navy Vietnam War Veterans served their country with honor, courage and commitment. #NavyVietnamWarVet #ThankYou <insert NHHC Thank You graphic> 

Suggested post dates: throughout the year 

Articles from the NHHC Director's H-grams

  • H-Gram 008: "USS Forrestal Disaster, 29 July 1967"
  • H-Gram 009: "Significant U.S. Navy Operations and Events in Vietnam Through 1967"
  • H-Gram 010: "Today in Naval History: 7 August 1967—50th Anniversary"
  • H-Gram 011: "Operation Rolling Thunder—LCDR John S. McCain III Shot Down, 26 October 1967"
  • H-Gram 014: "The Seizure of USS Pueblo (AGER-2), 23 January 1968"
  • H-Gram 017: "50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War"

Posts from the NHHC Blog, The Sextant

Published: Thu Mar 28 15:00:00 EDT 2019