Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Although the United States had around 21,000 advisors in Vietnam just prior to the beginning of ground operations, the first combat troops deploying to Vietnam in 1965 were 3,500 U.S. Marines who landed near Da Nang in South Vietnam. Other combat troops arriving soon thereafter included the 173 Airborne Brigade, elements of the 9th U.S. Marines Expeditionary Brigade; 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. The VFW, through DOD’s Vietnam War Commemoration partnership program, is working in local communities to recognize the sacrifice, service and tremendous contribution our Vietnam War veterans have made to the security of our nation.

The Commemoration will have ongoing events at more than 2,100 locations in local communities around the country. To learn more about where events are taking place or how to become a partner click here: .