TOP Resources

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US Department of Veterans Affairs (www.va.gov)
A comprehensive site containing information on veteran’s health care and other benefits and entitlements for all US veterans as well the latest news on VA issues and activities.  This site should be the starting point for any Vietnam veteran in search of information about the federal benefits to which s/he is entitled.

Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.org)
Organized as a not-for-profit organization, congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families, VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. The website is comprehensive, containing a wide variety of information important to Vietnam veterans to include extensive guides on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Agent Orange.


Families/Survivors

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial (www.thewall-usa.com)
This series of pages comprises an enormous data base containing the names and a scant amount of biographical info for each of the 58,000 US Service men and women killed during the Vietnam War whose names are inscribed on the wall. The site also contains statistical information about casualties, a photo gallery, history of the memorial and a message center where viewers can post information and pictures relative to persons named on the wall. Exploring this site for names of buddies or kin can be a very moving experience.

The Virtual Wall (www.virtualwall.org)
A collection of remembrances, poems, photos, letters, and citations honoring those named on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


Veterans' Information

MilitaryUSA.com (www.militaryusa.com)
MilitaryUSA is a collection of data bases which may be of interest to Vietnam veterans and others who are conducting research, coordinating reunion's or trying to locate buddies. There is a fee involved in accessing the data bases.

VetFriends.com (www.vetfriends.com)
This site provides opportunities for members to locate friends and family who are veterans of , or currently serving in, the US military. Information on how to obtain military records from the US government. Access requires enrolling as a member at a cost of $25 to $100 depending on level of access desired.