VetFriends.com Pays Tribute to Vietnam Veterans and Remembers Aug. 5, 1964 - The Day the U.S. Entered the Vietnam War

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VetFriends.com would like to take a moment to reflect on the many brave men and women who have given their lives in the service and protection of our great country. We additionally would like to thank all of our veteran brothers and sisters, active and reserve military of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

On August 5, 1964, the U.S. entered the Vietnam War. From 1964 through 1973, 8,744,000 active duty U.S. military personnel served during the Vietnam War, with 2,594,000 serving within the borders of South Vietnam. On this day and all year long, VetFriends.com - the largest Web site honoring, supporting and reuniting military veterans - encourages all Americans to give thanks to the many brave men and women who served during the Vietnam War, and moreover throughout history.

Here are a few features that pay tribute to our veteran and military heroes of the Vietnam Era and throughout history:

Military Photo collection - Thousands of military photos (past and present) submitted by veterans, military, family and friends in honor of the many brave men and women who have served our nation. (http://www.vetfriends.com/militarypics)

Casualty Memorial online - visitors can pay their respects to the fallen soldiers who have sacrificed the ultimate in service to our country. Families can submit photos and bio information of their loved ones as well. (http://www.vetfriends.com/memorial)

"Everyone here at VetFriends.com has taken a moment to reflect and express our deepest respect and gratitude to the courage, bravery and patriotism of all of our Vietnam Era veterans. We encourage the community to do the same," says VetFriends.com founder and U.S. veteran Dale F. Sutcliffe.

VetFriends.com currently has over 875,000 members nationwide, attracting over 150,000 visitors per month to the Web site. With the powerful notion of "reuniting" in mind, VetFriends.com offers services such as: search the database to make contact with old friends, search and set up reunions, search military units, message boards, post photos and share military jokes, obtain information on how to receive medals, military records and more.

After reuniting with a Vietnam service buddy through VetFriends.com, veteran K. David Herbert writes to VetFriends.com:

"A couple of months after posting my photo, I received an e-mail from VetFriends saying someone was trying to get in touch with me. It turned out to be the photographer of my picture and a friend . . .We have since been exchanging e-mails and he has even added a few pictures of his own to VetFriends too…It was fantastic to hear from him. Thank you VetFriends!"

Founded in 2000 by Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm, Dale F. Sutcliffe, thousands of people have been reconnected through VetFriends.com, spanning from World War II through to Operation Desert Storm and the present. For further information and/or interview opportunities please contact Maynard Anderson at (843) 856-2867 or via e-mail at: publicrelations @ vetfriends.com.

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