Thursday, May 11, 2023

Nation Marks 50th Anniversary Of End of Vietnam War

As I've noted here before, my late older brother Edward R. Davis served in the U.S. Army at Chu Lai in South Vietnam in 1968-1969, and I served on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk on "Yankee Station" off the coast of North Vietnam in 1970-1971.

Hard to believe it has been 50 years since the Vietnam War ended for America. 

David Vergun at DOD News offers a piece on the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. 

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration today hosted "Welcome Home! A Nation Honors our Vietnam Veterans and their Families," on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  

The first of a three-day event on the Mall marks the 50th anniversary of when the last combat troops left South Vietnam in 1973.  

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro recognized attendees from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand and thanked them for standing shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. forces during the Vietnam War.

You can read the rest of the piece and watch a video of the ceremony via the below link:

Nation Marks 50th Anniversary of End of Vietnam War > U.S. Department of Defense > Defense Department News 

You can also watch a video about the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam via the below link:

USS Kitty Hawk Operating Of The Coast Of Vietnam During The War - YouTube

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