Widows/Widowers that need help with the VA - Dan O'Brien (69-70) has sent me the name of a woman who has been very helpful in assisting widows with fighting the VA when claims are denied, she will aid in filling out the 21-534. Her name is Karen Gogol and she has offered her help to any widow/widower who needs help with the VA. Karen's husband is a deceased Vietnam Veteran and Karen has much experience fighting the VA. Karen can be reached by email at If you need to call her instead, email me or Dan O'Brien for Karen's phone number.

Veterans that need help with the VA - If the Veteran is the one who needs assistance with VA claims, he should see a local  Veteran Service Officer [VSO] of the DAV, VVA or other Veterans Organization. Our fight is totally different than spouses.  Dan O'Brien (69-70) has also offered to help any of our Veterans with questions on VA claims. Dan's contact info can be found on the Roster. Use email for your initial contact but you can call if necessary.

Veterans Organizations Veterans Search Veterans Support Misc.

American Legion

People Search Using Spokeo VA and other Veterans Websites Vinny Alestra Website
American Legion Magazine People and Reverse Phone Number Search using Zabasearch Acquiring Military Service records
(National Archives Records and Personnel Center)

The National Archives Records and Personnel Center has just released a new video about how records requests are processed through their facility.  This video helps to explain how to obtain military records. To watch the three minute video, click here.

Frank Mebs

American Veterans Center Together We Served Obtaining Proof of Military and/or Vietnam Service I'm Proud to be a Veteran
AMVETS US Army Search Army Retirement Services Office

includes a link to  the Echoes Newsletter

(Link courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Irish Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Use these links from the US National Archives to research Veterans records from different eras as well as to apply for replacement of medals and awards. Many other things are available at this website.

US National Archives


Locating Veterans and Service Members


Browse by Multiple Categories


Vietnam War


World War II


Awards & Medals


The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided this website for veterans to acquire a copy of their DD-214's.

(Link courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Missing in America Project

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the MIA Project is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. To provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes.

US Dept of Veterans Affairs eBenefits
Click here for more information
National Veterans Art Museum

The National Veterans Art Museum inspires greater understanding of the real impact of war with a focus on Vietnam. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans.


Veterans Locator
Help for Homeless Vets
(Link provided courtesy of Don Aird and the Dept of Veterans Affairs)

National Call Center for Homeless Vets

1-877-4AID VET (424-3838)

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state, and local partners, community agencies, service providers, and others in the community.

RAO Bulletin

The Baguio Retiree Assistance Office (RAO) is an “answer place” for all Veterans.

VFW Magazine

Vietnam Veterans Lost and Found Listings

Military Burial (Understanding Memorial Benefits)
Respecting the Flag

New laws expand when Veterans may salute. This article from the Feb-May 2016 issue of the Army Echoes Newsletter explains the proper conduct for military, veterans and civilians when:

a. The flag passes by.

b. When the national anthem is played

c. When the pledge of allegiance is recited.

Vietnam Veterans of America

White Pages Search

With this website put in your address and you will get everyone's name and address around your neighborhood.
Enter your address, and up comes a map of your area...and a list of all neighbors and their phone numbers!
Click on the houses to see the details.

Military Terry Garlock Presentation to Angry Skipper Reunion

This is a very powerful speech that all Vietnam Veterans will enjoy and understand.

(Courtesy of Jim (Yankee Jim) Simchera
1st Brigade
A Co. 2/327th Infantry

101st Airborne)

Vietnam Veterans of America Magazine

  Patriot Guard

North Dakota Patriot Guard
VA Burial Flag
Australian Dept of Veterans Affairs   POW/MIA Support
Veterans Day 2012
Vietnam Veterans of Australia   State Territorial Support for Veterans, members of the military and their families
(National Governors Association)
Vietnam Veterans History Project
    VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

The US Dept of Veterans Affairs is making it easier for Vets to provide medical information supporting their disability claims. Use to link to access the required form(s).  
    Veterans Benefits by State
(Link Courtesy of Roger Hatcher 1/83rd and the American Legion)
    Veterans Benefits by State
    Vietnam Veterans Day  


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