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Study reports on experiences of LGB Vietnam-era Veterans

Veterans are at high risk for experiencing potentially traumatic events during military service. Evidence also suggests that sexual minorities are at greater risk of PTEs, compared with heterosexual peers. However, few studies have documented how traumatic experiences may differ by sexual orientation among Veterans.

By |August 2nd, 2021|Research|1 Comment

Vietnam War Veterans, and honoring all who served: Memorial Day 2021

The Vietnam War was the nation’s longest and costliest conflict of the Cold War. Over 8.7 million Americans served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era from 1964 to 1973 (1). More than 3.4 million deployed to Southeast Asia (1) and approximately 2.7 million of those served in the Republic of Vietnam (2). On this Memorial Day 2021, VA honors their service and recommits itself to supporting all Veterans of the Vietnam era, their families and their caregivers.

VA, DoD secretaries honor Vietnam War Veterans

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III honored Vietnam War Veterans during a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2021.

By |March 29th, 2021|Honoring Vets, ICARE, Secretary's Blog, Top Stories|5 Comments

VBA salutes Vietnam War Veterans

During his inaugural address in 1961, President John F. Kennedy affirmed that the United States stood ready to pay any price and to bear any burden to preserve freedom and liberty. Vietnam War Veterans surely shouldered that burden. More than 58,000 of them paid the ultimate price and another 153,000 were wounded over the course of the conflict. Today, on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|Benefits|11 Comments
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