March 29, 2017 – Vietnam Veterans Day

On March 29, 1973, the last U.S. troops left Vietnam, ending 11 years of war that saw 58,00 Americans killed. Although the Vietnam War would continue for two more years, March 29, marked the day the last American combat troops left South Vietnam under the provisions of the Paris Peace Accords, ending the United States’ direct military involvement in the conflict. A total of 658 U.S. prisoners of war returned home from Southeast Asia. 2,086 Americans are still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, and their families, friends, and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning their fate. Today we recognize all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the U.S. involvement in Vietnam between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975. Nine million Americans served during that period — in-country, in-theater and stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.

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Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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