Some noteworthy Vietnam war veterans are politician John McCain, filmmaker Oliver Stone, politician Colin Powell, politician Bob Kerrey and football player Roger Staubach. These famous war veterans served in their late teens and early twenties and had successful civilian careers after their service.
A complete list of all Vietnam veterans is unavailable. However, as of 2015, an alphabetical list of all Vietnam veterans who have died through 2014 is maintained at VVA.org by the Vietnam Veterans of America. Enter the phrase "memorial list" in the Search field on the main Web page.
The Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club is a group that consists of Vietnam War veterans. The organization gives members social outlets to help them during the long-term recovery from service.
Diseases and disorders commonly found in Vietnam War veterans include soft tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, chloracne and porphyria cutanea tarda, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Vietnam veterans are also prone to respiratory cancers, prostate cancer,
The National Archives and Records Administration's National Personnel Records Center, abbreviated as NPRC, in St. Louis, Missouri is the only place that has records of every American who has served throughout the 20th century. This is a likely place to find a list of Vietnam veterans who survived th
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall was designed by Maya Ying Lin. Lin was the winner of a national design competition held by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which ended on March 31, 1981.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall lists the names of those killed and missing in action in chronological order according to the date of casualty. Multiple casualties occurring on the same day appear in alphabetical order. The wall contains 58,307 names.
As of 2015, Vietnam-era veterans are eligible for the same benefits as veterans of other wars, with the addition of benefits related specifically to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange. Veterans benefits for spouses, children and dependant parents of Vietnam-era veterans affected by Agent Orange
As of 2015, a Vietnam-era veteran patch is available on PriorService.com and Vetfriends.com. The hat patch from Prior Service features the dates 1960 and 1975. The hat patch from Vetfriends features an iron-on embroidered insignia of the silver star medal.
When asking about Agent Orange, remember when interviewing a veteran that he may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and could be triggered by an interview question. Begin with questions that are less emotional in content, and slowly work up to asking harder questions regarding Agent Orange.