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Reader Comment: Vietnam veterans are here to stay - Twin Falls Times-News

My name is Bob Rynbrand, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, retired. I was in 'Nam in 1971. We were there into 1972. I was stationed on the USS Conflict. She was an ocean-going minesweeper. 172 feet long, with a compliment of about 65 crew members.

US publishing house buys rights to Vietnamese book on Gac Ma battle - VietNamNet Bridge

Fortis, a US publishing house has bought the rights to translate into English and publish worldwide a Vietnamese book titled "Gac Ma-Immortal Circle". The book retells a battle in 1988, in which 64 Vietnamese navy soldiers died during their fight ...

Remember Delaware hero James Connell, who died a POW in the Vietnam War - The News Journal

Then, about a year ago he learned from Robert Coram's biography of Bud Day that Connell, whom Day referred to as a “hard resister,” had died at the hands of the Vietnamese guards Jan. 14, 1971. While reviewing information about Connell on a Naval ...

Navy veteran sent war support from Pentagon - Theredstonerocket

Bobby Coney saw the start of the Vietnam War as a young enlisted member of the Navy in 1964. The then 21-year-old petty officer second class was working at the Pentagon when the message came in that the USS Maddox was being pursued by three North ...

Racist Neighbors Yell 'Get Out Of My Country' At Vietnamese Navy Vet - Carbonated.TV (blog)

A retired Vietnamese Navy veteran wanted to help his neighbors, but instead of getting an acknowledgement for his good gesture, the neighbors decided to insult him with racial slurs. Wally Huynh has served in the Navy for 24-years as an electronics ...

Vietnamese Navy Veteran Offers to Help Neighbor With Yard Work, Gets Told 'Get Out of My Country' - NextShark

A Vietnamese refugee who served in the Navy as an electronics technicians chief for 24 years was told to “get out of my country” and “has no right to be here” after offering a neighbor assistance with her sprinkler system. Mimi Huynh, a U.S Navy ...

In swift follow-up action, Indian warship visits Indonesia's Sabang port - Business Standard

The Indian Navy also conducts coordinated patrols with the Bangladeshi and Thai navies. And last month, for the first time, the Indian and Vietnamese navies exercised together in the South China Sea. A day after visiting Jakarta, Modi also signed ...

South Korea-Vietnam Navy Ties in the Spotlight - The Diplomat

This week, South Korea's chief of naval operations paid a visit to Vietnam as part of a wider Asia trip. The trip once again spotlighted the growing security collaboration underway between Hanoi and Seoul as part of their wider strategic partnership ...

Courtney meets with Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange - Norwich Bulletin

NORWICH – Paul Dillon and Bill Johnstone have a lot in common -- both men served aboard the USS Providence and the USS Oklahoma City during the Vietnam War and now both men are struggling with the impacts of Agent Orange exposure. But soon ...

Vietnam-Malaysia Navy Ties in Focus With Bilateral Visit - The Diplomat

Last week, Malaysia's navy chief embarked on a visit to Vietnam. The trip, along with the meetings held between officials on both sides, once again put the focus on continuing efforts by the two Southeast Asian states to explore opportunities to ...

"Virginity Lost in Vietnam:" Local author explores loss of innocence for sailor, nation -

They are two entities headed on parallel courses of confusion and uncertainty, converging when Lange joins the Navy and is sent to Vietnam in 1969. "I think I want to convey the experience of growing up at that time, and what all young people had ...

Vietnam shows up at world's largest naval exercise - VnExpress International

Vietnam's defense ministry has sent eight naval officers to Hawaii as the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, the world's largest multinational naval drill held every two years, got under way on Wednesday. The ministry said it was the first time ...

House bill to provide Agent Orange health coverage for 'Blue Water Navy' vets of Vietnam War passes 382-0 - Bradenton Herald

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (H.R. 299) would provide VA health benefits for Navy veterans who served on ships and ports off the coast of Vietnam during the war. Navy veterans who served in Vietnam, commonly referred to as “Blue Water” ...

Agent Orange Disability Bill would restore and expand benefits to Veterans - WLNS

LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Nearly 90,000 Blue Water Navy Veterans affected by agent orange in Vietnam, Thailand, and Korea may soon be able to apply for disability benefits. House lawmakers voted Monday night to pass a bill that could change the lives of ...

The US Coast Guard's Role in the Vietnam War - The Maritime Executive

On April 29, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a “Memorandum for the President” that required “U.S. Coast Guard operating forces assist U.S. Naval Forces in preventing sea infiltration by the communists into South Vietnam,” stating “that the U.S ...

President Tran Dai Quang promotes two senior military officials - Nhan Dan Online

Pham Hong Huong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, was promoted from a lieutenant-general to a colonel general, while Rear admiral Pham Hoai Nam, Commander of the Vietnamese Navy, was promoted to a vice admiral. The decision was formally ...

Manning the Distant Rampart: Maritime Strategy in an Age of Global Competition - CIMSEC

Vietnam would fare better in a full-scale confrontation, but China could still obtain the more limited objective of neutralizing the Vietnamese Navy by drawing it out into a lopsided engagement. In each of these situations, the U.S. will be faced with ...

Morrow's war experience immersed him in Vietnamese culture - The Mountaineer

“A lot of the Vietnamese Navy personnel were very young boys,” Morrow said. “They had grown up at war for their entire lives. The people were having a very difficult time and were in a no-win situation with North Vietnam wanting them to do one thing ...

Morning Brief: Chidambaram To Appear Before ED In Aircel-Maxis Case; China Tried To Spy On Indian Navy Warships ... - Swarajya

Indian Navy warships, which were leaving Vietnam after exercising with the Vietnamese Navy for the first time in the last week of May, were “tailed” by a Chinese warship, India Today has reported. According to the report, the Chinese warship, which ...

China spies on Indian warships as they leave Vietnam after naval exercise - India Today

China tried to snoop on India Navy warships as they left Vietnam, top sources have told India Today TV. A flotilla on Indian Warships comprising the newly inducted stealth anti-submarine corvette INS Kamorta, a tanker, were leaving Vietnam in the last ...

The Vietnam People's Navy , commonly known as the Vietnamese Navy or the Vietnamese People's Navy, is the naval branch of the Vietnam People's Army and is responsible for the protection of the country's national waters, islands, and interests of the maritime economy, as well as for the co-ordination of maritime police, customs service and the border defence force.

Vietnam People's Navy
Hải quân Nhân dân Việt Nam
Vietnam People's Navy insignia.png
Active 1955 – present
Country  Vietnam
Allegiance Communist Party of Vietnam

Main branches

  • Surface Ships
  • Naval Infantry
  • Naval Aviation
  • Coastal Defence Missiles
  • Submarines
Size 50,000 officers and sailors
91 Ships (Excluding auxiliaries)
Part of Vietnam People's Army
Headquarters Hai Phong, Vietnam
Motto(s) Island is Home, Ocean is Fatherland
Colour          Purple, White
March Surfing to the sea
Anniversaries 7 May 1955
Fleet 5 Submarine
7 Frigate
11 Corvette
53 Patrol vessel
6 Amphibious warfare ship
8 Minesweeper
1 Training vessel
11 Auxiliaries
Engagements World War II
Vietnam War
Cambodian–Vietnamese War
Johnson South Reef Skirmish
MT Zafirah hijacking
Decorations Vietnam Hero ribbon.png Vietnam Hero of Labor ribbon.png Vietnam Gold Star ribbon.png Vietnam Hochiminh Order ribbon.png Vietnam Independence Order ribbon.png Vietnam Military Exploit Order ribbon.png Vietnam Labor Order ribbon.png Vietnam Feat Order ribbon.png Vietnam Fatherland Defense Order ribbon.png
Commander-in-Chief Trần Đại Quang
Commander Rear Admiral Phạm Hoài Nam
Political Commissar Vice Admiral Đinh Gia Thật
Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Phạm Xuân Điệp
Naval Ensign Flag of Vietnam.svg
Naval Flag Ensign of Vietnam People's Navy.svg
Emblem Anchor Navy.jpg
Awards Hero of the People's Armed ForcesHero of Labor (Vietnam)Gold Star Order (Vietnam)Gold Star Order (Vietnam)Ho Chi Minh OrderOrder of IndependenceMilitary Exploit OrderLabor OrderFeat OrderFatherland Defense Order
Aircraft flown
Attack Ka-27
Patrol C-212, DHC-6, EC225

The Vietnam People's Navy (Vietnamese: Hải quân nhân dân Việt Nam), commonly known as the Vietnamese Navy or the Vietnamese People's Navy, is the naval branch of the Vietnam People's Army and is responsible for the protection of the country's national waters, islands, and interests of the maritime economy, as well as for the co-ordination of maritime police, customs service and the border defence force.

Vietnam Refugee Becomes U.S. Navy Captain

Commander Le was rescued by a Navy ship after fleeing Vietnam at the age of 5. For more, click here: ...

Vietnam Navy 2017 | Vietnam Military Power 2017 | Number 1 of Southeast Asian

Vietnam Naval Strength 2017 Kilo 636 Club-S Molnya OSA-II class Tarantul class Gepard 3.9 Project 1241.8 011 Dinh Tien Hoang, 012 Ly Thai To, 015 Tran ...

Vietnam Military Power 2018 | How Powerful is Vietnam? People's Army of Vietnam

Vietnam military power 2018 | how powerful is vietnam? People's Army of Vietnam Hello friends, we are trying to give you every ...

Vietnamese Navy conducted an exercise simulating "recapture of an island"

Vietname military news, south china sea dispute Footage from the exercise was aired on 25 July by the Vietnam National Defence television channel (QPVN).

Vietnam Military Power 2017. We are ready to support the Vietnam Navy

Sức mạnh quân sự Việt Nam năm 2017. Japan and Vietnam to strengthen security relations. Hải quân Việt Nam Vietnamese Navy lực lượng phòng vệ Nhật Bản ...

Gepard frigate for Vietnam People's Navy launched at Zelenodolsk Shipyard