Thanks! May 3 is South Carolina’s recognition Day although we know that every day is our recognition Day.
The National Convention is at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida on August 14 – 17, 2013. You should check in on the 13th and can leave on the 18th if you want after the Banquet. Get your reservations now. All VVA Chapters and AVVA Chapters can get their shirts here.
The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago today on March 29, 1973.
So much for the daily efforts. Today on Fox there was a segment about a POW who spent over 6 years in Hanoi. He just released a book, titled Taps on the Wall, 40 years after the POWs came home.
We’ll never forget!
On February 10, 1965, A Viet Cong-placed bomb explodes in a hotel in Qui Nonh, killing 23 American servicemen.
On this date in 1962, MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) was established.
On February 7th 1965, the US base at Camp Holloway was attacked by the Viet Cong. Camp Holloway was near the South Vietnamese town of Pleiku.
On February 6, 1966, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson met with South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky in Honolulu.
The funeral for the last American soldier killed in Vietnam before the ceasefire, Army Colonel William Nolde, was held on this day in 1973. He was killed at An Loc on January 27, 1973 when an artillery shell exploded. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.