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  1. Vietnam Era

    Vietnam Era is a term used by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to classify veterans of the Vietnam War. Various departments of federal, state and local governments as well as private employers often give Vietnam Era veterans special consideration regarding employment and sometimes assign extra qualifying points. For VA purposes, in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 38 Paragraph 3.2 (f), the Vietnam Era is "The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases." The U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs elected to designate those years as such to accord special privileges to all persons who served the country's armed forces during that time. Similar designations have been made for other periods of war. The date August 5, 1964, is significant because it was the day of the start of U.S. bombing of North Vietnam at the Gulf of Tonkin. Two days later, on August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving the Johnson Administration significant powers to make war in Vietnam. The Gulf of Tonkin battle is seen as the beginning of the dramatic escalation of U.S. operations in Vietnam. The end of the war is noted as May 7, 1975, because President Gerald R. Ford announced the end of the war on that day.

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  1. Vietnam Era

    Vietnam Era is a term used by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to classify veterans of the Vietnam War. For VA purposes, in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 38 Paragraph 3.2, the Vietnam Era is "The period beginning on February 28, 1961 and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964 and ended on May 7, 1975 inclusive, in all other cases." The U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs elected to designate those years as such to accord special privileges to all persons who served the country's armed forces during that time. Similar designations have been made for other periods of war. Because the beginning and end of the Vietnam War was rather ill defined, given its characteristics, it was necessary for the Federal government to set forth exact years of the conflict. The years contained in the Vietnam Era therefore do not necessarily coincide with the dates of any historical events prior to or after the war. However, for a number of reasons it was necessary to declare dates for that era. Military personnel who served during that period are said to have been on active duty during the Vietnam Era no matter where they may have been stationed around the world.

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  1. VIETNAM ERA

    If you served in the Military during the dates of the defined Vietnam Era, 1960 to 1975 and you were not sent to Vietnam or in country then two things are for certain. One you are a Veteran and second you did serve during this period therefore, even though not in country, you are still a veteran and you did serve during this conflict period. It would be only reasonable to conclude you were a veteran of this era. You were available to be sent anywhere you were needed during this period.


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vietnam era in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vietnam era in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of vietnam era in a Sentence

  1. Paul Dergarabedian:

    In the midst of the massive political turmoil of the mid-1960's Vietnam era, audiences found solace in the lives and music of the singing Von Trapp family.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    Kissinger was one of those people during the Vietnam era who talked about the domino theory. Not everybody remembers that. You do. I do. The domino theory, you know, if Vietnam goes, China, da, da, da, da, da, da, da.

  3. Rich Verdi:

    I couldn't believe the music scene, the people and culture, it was a small slice of New York, but had an energy like nothing since the anti-Vietnam era music.


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  • Daniel Murray
    Daniel Murray
    a time that the us goverment said all veterans were vietnam veterans no mater were you were stationr\ed from 1961 to 1975
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