March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day we join the nation in honoring our Vietnam War-era veterans. Although we are unable to honor these veterans in person while maintaining proper social distancing, we are able to highlight some of our Navy Vietnam War-era veterans through our online platforms.
During the Vietnam War, Sailors operated from the sea, inland waterways, air, and land. In addition to combat operations, Navy personnel were involved in numerous training, advisory, infrastructure, and civil affairs programs.
At the Naval History and Heritage Command, we're proud to honor the service and sacrifice of those who came before us. This year, we've asked our followers on social media to submit photos of themselves or family members who've served during the Vietnam War-era. The following photographs and captions are from that post.
Editor's note: All language and imagery were provided by our fans through our various social media platforms. To find out more about Navy's role in the Vietnam War, visit our website.