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As a commemorative partner, VA joins nearly 10,000 organizations
across the nation supporting the Department of Defense in this mission to
honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans. The commemoration recognizes all men
and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the
United States’ involvement in Vietnam—November 1, 1955 – May 7, 1975.
A. D. Hamilton, Lawrence Matthews, James
Bridges, and Leroy Hughes are the names of just four of the 320 sailors that died in the Port Chicago disaster.
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion occurred at the ammunition depot of
Port Chicago. It was the worst home front disaster in World War II.
Over 10,000 tons of explosives detonated, sinking two ships and killing
over 300 sailors, most of whom were African-American.
is excited to announce the inaugural episode of the VA Innovation Experience podcast! In this
first episode, Andrea Ippolito, a founding member of the team that launched
the highly successful VA Innovators Network, hosts a powerful episode about
two of VA’s efforts to reduce and eliminate Veteran suicide – Secretary
Shulkin’s top clinical priority.
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