Local Vietnam veterans showcase personal objects from their service

By National Museum of the United States Army Public AffairsMarch 28, 2022

Museum volunteers who served in the Vietnam War share their stories and items with public

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The National Museum of the United States Army will host a day-long showcase with museum volunteers who served in the Vietnam War on March 29, starting at 9 a.m., to mark National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The volunteers will share their stories of service with visitors and display personal objects, such as a North Vietnamese Tropical Pith Helmet, Joint Operations Tactical Map, Water Buffalo Horns, North Vietnamese Field Pack, framed “Woman of War” Poem and Military Working Dog Records. Museum curators provided the volunteers special training on developing their stories and preparing descriptive labels for their historical items.

Media are invited to cover the showcase in-person (RSVP required) or request a preview presentation or interview. Media tours of the Museum’s Vietnam exhibit are available. Spokespeople available for interviews include:

• Ms. Tammy E. Call, Director of National Museum of the United States Army, Army veteran and daughter of a Vietnam veteran.

• Lt. Gen. Roger Schultz (U.S. Army, Retired), President of The Army Historical Foundation and Vietnam veteran

• Col. Miguel Monteverde, (U.S. Army, Retired), Museum volunteer and Vietnam veteran

The event is free and open to the public. Free timed-entry tickets for the Museum are required and can be reserved online at the Museum’s website.

To request interview or onsite coverage, contact Susan Smullen at 202-246-1610. The Museum is located at 1775 Liberty Drive, Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060.