Vietnam Vets Honored by Hampton Roads Naval Museum

April 2, 2019 – Service members and guests paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of Vietnam War veterans during the National Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Day commemoration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC). The ceremony, hosted by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, was signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2017 with the Vietnam War Veteran Recognition Act, recognizing the U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. Guest speaker Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Jr., commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, provided the opening remarks, reflecting…

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New Book Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the US Navy Fighter Weapons School

March 8, 2019 – When American fighter jets were being downed at a disturbing and unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan “Yank” Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. Pedersen, aka “the Godfather of Topgun,” was the Hollywood image of a fighter pilot, seldom appearing without his Ray-Ban sunglasses, when a report about the shocking casualties foiling Navy air operations in Vietnam prompted a wholesale reevaluation of American fighter strategy. On a shoestring budget and with…

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Maritime Museum of San Diego Swift Boat Added to National Register of Historic Places

September 13, 2018 – Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, is proud to announce that the PCF 816 (patrol craft fast) is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) and California Historical Resources. This honor includes PCF 816 Swift Boat in the official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The notice of the National Register of Historic Places announcement was presented to Maritime Museum of San Diego by the…

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Palm Springs Air Museum: American POWs in Vietnam Survivors’ Stories

Special Meet Up & Reception – Miles Hangar Fri, Nov 3 at 6 PM Vietnam POWs & Those who wore those Bracelets at Home LULU Catering – $25 at the door Open Cockpit – Sat Nov. 4 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM F-104 Starfighter (included with museum admission inside air-conditioned hangar) SAT NOV 4 AT 1 PM !! American POWs in Vietnam Survivors’ Stories (included with museum admission) From Sơn Tây to the Hanoi Hilton and numerous camps in between, this is the first hand experiences of those who survived…

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Navy Completes Vietnam War Book Series

The US Navy published the final entry, End of the Saga: The Maritime Evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia, in its nine-book series titled The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War, officials announced Sept. 21. Interested readers can download a free digital copy from the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) website here: www.history.navy.mil/vietnambooks or purchase a hard copy from the Government Printing Office (GPO). Written by Malcolm Muir Jr., End of the Saga discusses the service and sacrifice of the American Sailors and Marines and how they saved thousands…

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Navy in Vietnam Remembered

Commemorative services for Vietnam Veterans’ Day involving both current and former Royal Australian Navy members took place across the country recently with Navy’s Western Australian-based personnel attending services at War Memorials in Port Kennedy and the City of Joondalup. The Port Kennedy service was well attended and included children from local schools as well as many veterans. The service was again arranged by the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA with Executive Officer HMAS Stirling, Commander Milton Treeby, laying a wreath and personnel from Stirling forming the catafalque party.…

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