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Burn Pit Presumptive Conditions Added

VA added 3 presumptive conditions related to particulate matter exposure

The new presumptive conditions are asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis. To be eligible for benefits, you must have gotten one of these conditions within 10 years of your separation from active service.

This will expand benefits for Veterans who served in:

  • Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, and Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War, from September 19, 2001, to the present, or
  • The Southwest Asia theater of operations from August 2, 1990, to the present

If you have a pending claim for one or more of these conditions, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll send you a decision notice when we complete our review. For more information about VA benefits and eligibility, or how to file a claim, Veterans and survivors can visit www.VA.gov

Honoring Veterans on the 4th of July, 2021

Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Scott

Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29th

Remembering Vietnam Veterans

March 29 marks Vietnam Veterans Day each year.

The North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs website has links to conflicts, including Vietnam, where you can search by county with details and photos of Veterans from each conflict, where they served, branch of service, hometown and more.

https://www.nd.gov/veterans/

March 29th, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam.

Vietnam Veterans Day Honors and recognizes those who served in the War.

Those American who served our country in Vietnam did so with courage, honor and valor. More than 58,000 individuals, men and women, made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands other were wounded in combat.

The total casualty count for North Dakota’s Vietnam War heroes is 198.

There are Americans still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict. Their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning those who were lost.

Please honor and thank all Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from our great state who served and those who did not come back home.

Those names are listed on the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war. March 29, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam. North Dakota’ Governor Proclaims March 29 of each year as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in recognition of those brave North Dakotan’s who served in the Vietnam War.

WHEREAS, thousands of brave Americans served our country in this conflict with courage, honor and valor; and

WHEREAS, more than 58,000 individuals made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands more were wounded in combat; and

WHEREAS, many Americans are still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, and their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning their fate; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota citizens are encouraged to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from this great state whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war.

March 29, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam. North Dakota’ Governor Proclaims March 29 of each year as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in recognition of those brave North Dakotan’s who served in the Vietnam War.

WHEREAS, thousands of brave Americans served our country in this conflict with courage, honor and valor; and

WHEREAS, more than 58,000 individuals made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands more were wounded in combat; and

WHEREAS, many Americans are still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, and their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning their fate; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota citizens are encouraged to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from this great state whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war.

NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim March 29 “VIETNAM VETERANS DAY” in the state of North Dakota.

Also noted: 198 North Dakotan’ made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam their information is on our website at https://www.nd.gov/veterans/heroes/conflicts/vietnam…

MIA: North Dakota had 15 of its sons which were listed as Missing in Action (MIA) of which 6 were recovered and 9 remain MIA. https://www.nd.gov/veterans/heroes/mia…