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Fold3 Library Edition: Vietnam War

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives.

Where to search

Vietnam War records may be searched within Fold3 Library Edition in a number of ways:

  1. The Home and Search tabs allow you to search across all data collections in Fold3 Library Edition, including Vietnam War records by First Name and Last Name.
  2. From the Home Search page or the Search tab search page, locate and click on Vietnam War found in the lower center page to Search by name, Browse Popular, New & Updated records or Browse all Vietnam War of Titles.
  3. Select "Popular" located under Vietnam War to browse or search the most viewed records and narrow your search to only these types of records.
  4. Select "New and Updated" located under the Vietnam War  search box to browse or search newly added or newly updated records and narrow your search to only these records.
  5. Locate and click on Vietnam War in the main Search box to search all records by First Name and Last Name, or access Advanced search options by clicking the Search icon.

Vietnam War Records

In addition to Army Registers, 1798-1969 information on officers who served in the United States Army, over 58,000 names of those who died or were listed as missing in the Vietnam War are carved in the black granite memorial known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. The names are searchable with Vietnam Service Wars Folders are available for each battalion or unit considered for an award. Explanations and the history of each recommendation are provided within each folder. Missions are described, soldiers are listed, and the process of approving or disapproving the award by the Department of the Army is outlined within each set of documents.