A TROOP LINKS
American Battle Monuments Commission http://www.abmc.gov
Vietnam Veterans Memorial http://www.nps.gov/vive/
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial serves as a testament to the sacrifice of American military personnel during one of this nation's least popular wars. The purpose of this memorial is to separate the issue of the sacrifices of the veterans from the U.S. policy in the war, thereby creating a venue for reconciliation.
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Maps of Viet Nam http://www.vietvet.org/visit/maps/maps.htm
A collection of links to tactical maps of Viet Nam
Jim Henthorne's Vietnam Vet's Page http://www.nexus.net/~911gfx/vietnam.html
Scroll down toward the bottom, you will find a link to Project Map Scan
Vietnam Map Units http://the45thsurg.freeservers.com/photo5.html
Maps showing location of major U.S. units and hospitals in Viet Nam
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United States Army Home Page http://www.army.mil/
Cold War Certificate
Cold War Recognition Certificates are available to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as Sept. 2, 1945 to Dec. 26, 1991.
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Military Personnel Records Home Page http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records.html
The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities.
National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/
The Combat Area Casualties Current File (CACCF) contains records with final data on U.S. military personnel who died as a result of hostilities (killed in action, died from wounds, died while missing, or died while captured) or other causes (died from illness or injury, non-hostile; died from other non-hostile causes; died while missing, non-hostile) in Cambodia, Communist China, Laos, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, or Thailand during the conflict in Southeast Asia. Request copies of your military records on line.
Military Photo Site http://www.photovault.com/Link/Military/MILITARYMASTER.html
Interesting web site with dozens of photos of aircraft, vehicles, boats, etc
Commercial Search for Military Personnel
The Legacy Project http://www.warletters.com
Launched on November 11, 1998, the Legacy Project is a national, all-volunteer organization that works to honor and remember those who have served this nation in wartime by seeking out and saving their letters.
Viet Nam War Resource Site http://www.vietnamwar.net
Educational, Entertainment, and Research Material Relevant to the Study of the Vietnam War
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Society of the Fifth Division http://www.societyofthefifthdivision.com
Unit Histories From Northern Most published by the 1st Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mech) Quang Tri, Republic of Vietnam Fall, 1970
http://five-four-fa.fifthinfantrydivision.com/ . This website has been rebuilt by a member of its original web designer team and it serves as a memorial to SGT Tommy Dorris, a FO SGT for 5th BN 4th FA, who was the original site owner.
VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars http://www.vfw.org/
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has been a voice for our nation's veterans for more than a century and is the nation's oldest major veteran's organization.
American Legion http://www.legion.org/
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.
The Virtual Wall http://www.thevirtualwall.org/
A digital interactive legacy project memorializing the men and women who gave their lives in Viet Nam.
Another Virtual Wall site:
Viet Nam Veterans of America http://www.vva.org/
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
Viet Nam Veterans Home Page http://www.vietvet.org/
Mission: To provide an interactive, on-line forum for Vietnam Veterans and their families and friends to exchange information, stories, poems, songs, art, pictures, and experiences in any publishable form.
Veterans of the Vietnam War http://www.vvnw.org/
The VVnW was formed in Pennsylvania in May, 1980 by a small group of veterans to provide information and services not easily obtained elsewhere. The goal was to serve Veterans of not only the Vietnam Era, but anyone who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. at any time; in the Armed Forces of Allied countries during the Vietnam era; civilians who served in Vietnam in support of the U.S. forces; and concerned citizens in support of all veterans.
Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.org/
Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans -- a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. Its nationwide network of services -- free of charge to all veterans and members of their families -- is totally supported by membership dues and contributions from the American public. Not a government agency, the DAV's national organization receives no government funds.
Viet Nam casualty search page.
Scheduling A Date For The Moving Wall
How to apply for the Moving Wall to come to your town.
12th Cavalry Regiment Association www.12thcav.us
2nd Battalion 94th Artillery http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/
The 2nd Bn 94th Artillery, manned the 8" and 175MM along the DMZ
11th ACVVC Blackhorse http://www.11thcavnam.com/index.htm
Organization of Artillery in Viet Nam http://www.bravecannons.org/the_gun/unit_org.html
The 1st Bn 92nd Artillery, good resource for information about artillery in Viet Nam
Federation of American Scientists http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/
Federation of American Scientists US Military Aircraft database, very comprehensive, lists for all the air support used in Vietnam.
15th Field Artillery Regiment - "Fighting Fifteenth" http://www.landscaper.net/theguns.htm
Great photos of artillery, dusters, quad 50s, tanks, PCs, and other Viet Nam era hardware and weapons
Patrol Boats River of R/S 533 http://members.tripod.com/~Yogies/
Everette "Yogie" Hebert's Navy Patrol Boat River (PBR) site
USAF OV-10 Bronco Association http://www.ov-10bronco.net/
FAC aircraft web site
"Donut Dollies" http://www.illyria.com/vnwredcross.html
Red Cross Viet Nam era history web site
Dustoff Organization http://www.dustoff.org/
Medivac web site.
Medline Plus: Veteran's Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/veteranshealth.html
National Library of Medicine Portal on topics of health interest to all Veterans, including up to date news on clinical trials, research and directory searches.
When is a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Claim
Legitimate...and When Is It Not
Expanded version of an article first published in the November 1995 issue of For the Defense, the monthly journal of the Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
F.Y.I.: This information may or may not be of immediate interest. However, it is one of those things where sometimes it is better to have too much information than too little. There may be those who might find the below information beneficial.
Below are web-sites that
provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.
Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to
appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to
every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available
for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they
won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for
it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors
open for you -- and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to
work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your
Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
Due Process http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm
Homeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/
HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/
M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC
Mental Health Program Guidelines http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094
NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc
Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Peacetime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131
Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm
Power of Attorney http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc
Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337
Public Health/SARS http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
Publications Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4
Part 3 Adjudication
Subpart Aâ€"Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=
Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief
(also Â§ 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)
PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
Â§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the
individual. PART 4 SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart A General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http://www.publichealth.va.gov/
Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
Wartime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/