Veterans

March 8, 2017
 

First to Fight: Marines land in Vietnam

Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton

On March 8, 1965, 3,500 Marines were the first U.S. combat troops to land in Vietnam. This presence confirmed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War.




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Vietnam Fighter Pilot Finally Comes Home

Courtesy photograph Maj. James Blair White Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, ...
 
 
Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Christopher Vann

Army World War II veterans hold emotional final reunion

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Christopher Vann Veterans of the Army 66th Infantry Division pose for a group photo during the division’s final reunion and site dedication at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center’s muse...
 
 
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Col. George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier general

Courtesy photograph George Everett “Bud” Day was a U.S. Air Force colonel and command pilot who served during the Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S. service member since Gen. Douglas Mac...