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    Naval Museum to Host Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration onboard Naval Station Norfolk

    Naval Museum to host National Vietnam War Veterans Day event

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    Hampton Roads Naval Museum

    Media Contact: Max Lonzanida, Public Affairs Officer or (757) 322-2986

    Media Release

    March 21, 2023

    Naval Museum to Host Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration onboard Naval Station Norfolk

    The Hampton Roads Naval Museum will host a ceremony on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 1300 as part of National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The event will be held at the C-9 auditorium, located at 1731 Gilbert Street, Norfolk, VA 23511 and is open to members of the military and civilians with access to Naval Station Norfolk. The intent of this free ceremony is to provide U.S. Navy personnel and the public with an appropriate event to remember the service and sacrifice of the nation’s Vietnam veterans.

    Rear Admiral Kimberly Waltz, Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic will offer remarks and Vietnam War Veteran Ray Weber, will speak on his service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. John Pentangelo, Museum Director at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum along with Mr. Ray Weber, a U.S. Navy Vietnam War Veteran will also offer remarks during this event. Attendance at this event fulfills the directives found in NAVADMIN 076/23 for a command-centric and coordinated Navy-wide National Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration on March 29, 2023.

    U.S. Navy advisors first arrived in South Vietnam in late 1954 to provide material support and training for the Republic of Vietnam Navy. As conflicts in the country continued to mount in the early 1960s, so did the efforts of the U.S. Navy. A total of 1.842 million Sailors served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The Navy suffered a loss of 1,361 Sailors killed and 4,178 wounded during the conflict.

    The event is free, and open to servicemembers and civilians with access to Naval Station Norfolk. Servicemembers planning to attend should wear the uniform of the day, and business casual attire is requested for members of the public.

    The Hampton Roads Naval Museum, located at Nauticus in downtown Norfolk, is an official museum of the United States Navy administered by the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. The museum interprets the history of the U.S. Navy in and around Hampton Roads, Virginia from the Revolutionary War to the present day for service members and the general public.




    Date Taken: 03.21.2023
    Date Posted: 03.21.2023 14:10
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