This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.
Let's hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country. The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.
First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
Pass the link on to others, as many knew wonderful people whose names are listed.
Find, locate and get in touch with old military buddies. Big database
of information on reunions, organizations, associations.
Naval Weapons, Naval Technology and Naval Reunions
Huge resource for warships of the world, weapons, Naval reunions,
Naval history and fiction.
Haze Gray & Underway
A wide array of resources related to naval history, current naval
affairs, shipbuilding, maritime history, and naval and maritime photography
An article from the Naval Historical Center that details the 1983
naval mission to evacuate U.S. citizens from the island nation of
Listing of personal rosters and ship information for many Navy
Tin Can Sailors
The National Association of Destroyer Veterans with over 24,000
Together We Served
Commencing with the launch of its US Marines website on the Marine Corps Birthday in 2003, Togetherwerserved.com has produced a series of US Military community heritage websites specially created to enable current or former serving US Servicemen and women to reconnect with old friends, create a lasting legacy of their service, and share in the camaraderie of others who served.
Navy Memorial Foundation
A non-profit site that seeks to honor all who have served in the
sea services and perpetuates their heritage, values and traditions.
Radio Control Model Ship Club devoted to building and operating
models of modern day warships. See the Richmond K. Turner in 1/100th
Navsource Photo Archive
Has the largest collection of Navy images available on the
Came to Conquer
The story of Admiral Richmond K. Turner
in e-book format.
Unofficial U.S. Navy Site
A personal web page maintained by a fellow in Germany. Lots of
info about individual ships including photos and ship's patches.
USS Little Rock (CL92/CLG4)
The USS Little Rock was a WWII light cruiser. She was converted to a guided missile cruiser and served extensively as flag ship of Commander, Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. The ship is berthed at the Naval Park in Buffalo, NY and is open to the public.
Agent Orange list of Ships
Agent Orange affected many shipmates during the Vietnam conflict. If any unit in which you served ever deployed to the Tonkin Gulf during the war, check this list.
Dangers of Asbestos
During the better part of the 20th century, the United States Armed Forces used asbestos in the production of many types of ships , buildings and vehicles, thus exposing countless soldiers and workers to this terrible mineral. At its peak, asbestos was used predominantly in factories during World War II and many U.S. veterans suffered from mesothelioma as a result, because the harmful effects of asbestos were not known until decades later. Even now, as asbestos use and production has declined significantly, many veterans could still be afflicted, unaware of the early symptoms of mesothelioma cancer.
Another web page on the Dangers of Asbestos
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. We have created a veterans-specific section on our website in order to help inform about the dangers of asbestos exposure.
Information. Answers. Help. Every mesothelioma patient needs quality resources and support, and The Mesothelioma Center provides all of this through a number of free programs. These resources are yours for the taking.
Veterans and Mesothelioma
1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.
Mesothelioma.net provides mesothelioma patients with free resources, support, education,
and referrals to experienced mesothelioma doctors.
We are a current sponsor of the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson
Cancer Center, Make a Wish Foundation and the National Patient Travel
We've also established a scholarship for high school and college students
that will help further educate students of this rare cancer.