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November 11th – This Date in the Vietnam War

This photo was at the Anthem, Arizona Veterans Memorial. Every year on Veteran’s Day at precisely 11:11am the sun shines through the five pillars, representing each branch of the military and illuminates the Great Seal of the United States. Learn about over 50 interesting and sacred Vietnam Veteran Memorials by purchasing Fallen Never Forgotten here

The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield, politically and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.


The Viet Cong releases three United States prisoners, two of them African American in a ceremony at Phnom Penh. They were turned over to Tom Hayden, an American anti-war activist. The Viet Cong claimed that the release was as a result of the antiwar demonstrations in America and a goodwill gesture towards the bold struggle of blacks in the United States.


Operation Commando Hunt is launched in South Vietnam by the United States armed forces. The operation is set afloat to cut off Communists routes being used to infiltrate South Vietnam through Laos. The aerial campaign consisted of intensive bombing operations conducted by the United States air-force, Marine Corps, and navy aircrafts. About 3 million tons of bombs were detonated over Laos during the operation lasting till April 1972


Long Binh military base which was once the largest military installation outside the United States mainland is handed over to the South Vietnamese government. It included quite a number of supply depots, ammunition deports and logistics installations. It had earlier on served as the headquarters for the United States Army and 1st logistics command in Vietnam.

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First Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Flight set for Take Off

September 15, 2016 marked the first ever Honor Flight solely designated for Vietnam veterans.

In the QCA (Quad City Airport), honor flights have been funded for almost a decade. These flights are designed to allow veterans to visit the most honorable and meanigful memorials the nation’s capitol has to offer. They also get to interact with other vets, and receive a well earned welcome home.

For the 95  aboard this 1st of it’s kind flight, their trip was extra special…


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Memorializing the Vietnam War

Fallen gives us an interesting, very attractive look at how communities, states, and the nation as a whole have memorialized the Vietnam War.

The book consists of a series of sections.  Fifty of these cover the states. For each state, a single memorial has been selected to help illustrate how the state commemorates the war and those of its citizens…

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Book of Vietnam memorials published by former Rockland vet and son

RU Airborne Inc., founded by 101st Airborne Division veteran Ron Ymbras and his son Matthew, recently published “Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA.” The glossy book features photos of Vietnam memorials in all 50 states, as well as a printed list of all those who didn’t come home…

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