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Are there any surviving Vietnam veterans?

Are there any surviving Vietnam veterans?

How Many Vietnam War Veterans Are Still Alive? According to the American War Library, as of February 28, 2019, it is estimated that approximately 610,000 Americans who served in land forces during the Vietnam War or in air missions over Vietnam between 1954 and 1975 are still alive to this day.

How many Vietnam veterans are still missing?

Current Status of Unaccounted-for Americans Lost in the Vietnam War

Vietnam Total
Original Missing 1,973 2,646
Repatriated and Identified 729 1,062[1]
Remaining Missing 1,244 1,584

Is there a national Vietnam Veterans Service Organization?

VVA today is the only congressionally chartered national Vietnam veterans service organization. Over the years, VVA has been the primary organization insisting that the U.S. Government hold up its obligation to all veterans.

Are there Vietnam Veterans of America in California?

Please put it out, mark it for Vietnam Veterans of America or VVA, where it is clearly visible. Thank you!

When did the stereotype of Vietnam vets take hold?

In popular culture, the stereotype of the broken, homeless Vietnam vet began to take hold thanks to films like The Deer Hunter (1978), Coming Home (1978) and First Blood (1982). In 1982 Vietnam veterans march down Constitution Avenue toward the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which would be dedicated later that day.

Why was there no Welcome Home parade for Vietnam vets?

As a cohort, Vietnam veterans were met with none of the fanfare and received none of the benefits bestowed upon World War II ’s “greatest generation.” No ‘Welcome Home’ parades for Vietnam vets. This was partly due to the logistics of the never-ending conflict.