Streamed live on Mar 29, 2024
The VBC and the Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center are holding a special Vietnam Veterans Day Event at the Heinz History Center on March 29, 2024.

This event honors and recognizes all veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location.

Non-Veterans are especially welcome to attend and pay tribute to our Vietnam Veterans, hear their stories of service, and thank them for blazing the trail for every serviceman and woman who came after them.

The event includes the presentation of colors by the Vietnam Veterans, Inc., Color Guard and recognition and pinning of our Vietnam-era veterans. Speakers include Linh Nguyen, who escaped Saigon in April 1975 and Judge Michael McCarthy, who served in Vietnam as a Navy Seabee in 1970-1971. The evening’s special honoree is Vietnam Army Combat Medic Ted Debiak who lost his left arm in an artillery attack on December 25, 1967. But the attack was friendly. It was an errant American shell that struck his tent on Christmas Day. It took until 2023 for Ted to receive a Purple Heart on his DD-214. At our event, Brigadier General John Pippy presents Ted with his Purple Heart.

Every Vietnam Veteran registered for this event will receive a gift bag as a token of our gratitude for your service.

Thank you to VITAS Hospice and Women Vietnam Veterans Association for sponsoring this event!