President Trump signs bill to honor Vietnam veterans every March 29

Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29th marks the anniversary of when American combat troops and support units withdrew from South Vietnam in 1973.

Now a bill sponsored by Senator Pat Toomey, and signed into law by President Donald Trump, designates March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Click here to read more about it.


Spring 2017 Issue in the mail

Spring 2017 VietNow National Magazine cover.

We publish a new issue of the VietNow National Magazine every three months – it’s a quarterly publication – and it’s filled with stories and articles of interest to Vietnam veterans, their family members, and other veterans, too. The latest issue is in the mail right now.

If you’re not a VietNow member, you should join VietNow. Right now. And get your own copy delivered to your door four times a year. You’ll get the magazine and a lot more.

Click here to read some articles from our magazine.

Click here to join VietNow.


Mayo Clinic and Veterans

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has a long history of working with the military and with veterans. Here’s an example of some Mayo people going above and beyond to help a veteran in his final hours.

Click here for story.

VietNow National Board Nominee Bios

VietNow National Board Nominee Bios.

VietNow National Elections are coming up soon. If you want to know more about the nominees for officer and board positions, click here.

Tell us your story

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As always, we’re looking for stories, articles, and photos, related to the Vietnam War, veterans issues, and more.

If you have a story to tell about your experience during the Vietnam War, whether you went to Vietnam or not – or if you have something to say about the way you felt after the war, health problems you’ve suffered that are related to your military experience – we’d like to hear from you.

Getting your story in the VietNow National Magazine and on our web site means that thousands of other Vietnam veterans, family members of veterans, and many, many others will read what you wrote. [Read more…]

Partially disabled license plates

Partially disabled license plate

Here’s part of an e-mail we got from Ray B. Davis Jr.

I just renewed my NC Partially disabled license plate and to my surprise when it came in the mail, it had a handicap emblem which allows parking in a designated handicap parking space.

Many years ago I had mentioned this in the news e-mails, but it never passed the NC Legislature. But it was reintroduced year after year and has finally become law. So if you are in North Carolina and have a disability rating from the Dept. of veterans Affairs you can apply for the NC Partially Disabled license plate at the State DMV. North Carolina DMV Everyone else can go to their own state’s veterans web site to check on benefits in their State at:
Check benefits in your state

New Vietnam Veterans Online Forum

Vietnam veterans forum.

Our original “Locator and Message Board” did a great job of helping veterans (and family members) keep up on veterans issues, and was a great place to ask questions – but eventually things wear out, and it finally became necessary for us to set up a new and improved veterans forum.

This new Vietnam Veterans Forum should be easier to use, and should be much easier to read and to figure out what’s going on. That’s our hope, and we also hope that you will give it a try. Of course there won’t be many messages or postings on the forum at first, but we expect the forum to become an active, interesting, and even fun place fairly soon.

Take a look, and feel free to post something.