Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Today, we recognize National Vietnam War Veterans Day


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Vietnam veterans: Are you connected to your benefits?

Vietnam day


On March 29, 1973 – 49 years ago today – the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam. More than 400,000 men and women from Michigan would serve and 2,651 would lose their lives during the Vietnam War, according to the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Monument in Lansing.


Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and we honor all who served and sacrificed. Michigan is home to more than 176,100 Vietnam veterans, according to VA estimates. It's not too late to get connected to the benefits and resources you earned for your service. VA benefits include disability compensationpensioneducation and traininghealth carehome loansinsurancevocational rehabilitation and employment and burial.


Further, Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange during military service and children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange who have certain birth defects may be entitled to VA disability benefits.


Veterans or dependents who want to be connected to the benefits and services they earned for their service can call the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) at 1-800-MICH-VET (1-800-642-4838) or visit us online at michigan.gov/MVAA. The MVAA is the state's central coordinating agency for Michigan's nearly 600,000 veterans and their families; all of our services are confidential and complimentary. 


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