What is the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017?

Introduction The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 (Pub.L. 115-15) is a law that states that the flag of the United States be displayed “especially on Vietnam War Veterans Day.” The bill was introduced into the United States Senate during the 115th United States Congress. It was signed into law by President Donald Trump… Read More

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What is National Vietnam War Veterans Day (US)?

Introduction National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a US holiday observed annually on 29 March. It recognises veterans who served in the US military during the Vietnam War. Brief History 29 March was chosen as National Vietnam War Veterans Day because on 29 March 1973, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded and the last… Read More

Who was Ola Lee Mize?

Introduction Ola Lee Mize (28 August 1931 to 12 March 2014) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honour for his actions in the Korean War. Biography Mize was born in Albertville, Alabama, the son of a sharecropper. He left school after 9th grade to help support his family.… Read More

Who was Bud Day?

Introduction George Everette “Bud” Day (24 February 1925 to 27 July 2013) was a United States Air Force officer, aviator, and veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He was also a prisoner of war, and recipient of the Medal of Honour and Air Force Cross. As of 2016, he is the… Read More

Who was William Nolde?

Introduction Colonel William Benedict Nolde (08 August 1929 to 27 January 1973) was an officer in the United States Army. Born in Menominee, Michigan, Nolde was a professor of military science at Central Michigan University before joining the army. He is known for being the last official American combat casualty of the Vietnam War: the… Read More

Who was John J. McGinty III?

Introduction Captain John James McGinty III (21 January 1940 to 17 January 2014) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the United States militaries’ highest decoration – the Medal of Honour – for heroism during July 1966 in the Vietnam War. Early Life and Education John McGinty was born on 21 January 1940,… Read More

Who was James Stockdale?

Introduction James Bond Stockdale (23 December 1923 to 05 July 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honour in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over seven years. Stockdale was the most senior naval officer held captive in Hanoi, North Vietnam. He… Read More