Subscription historical records site Footnote has added Army Photos and Unit Service Awards to its Vietnam War records collection, which now totals more than 100,000 photos and documents. It’s free through the end of February.
Army Unit Service Awards include documents relating to Presidential Unit Citations, Valorous Unit Awards and Meritorious Unit Commendations. The papers contain the unit’s dates of service, duties performed and letters of recommendation.
Army Photos show activities of the Army during the Vietnam War. Nearly every photo is accompanied by a caption card describing what was happening and naming soldiers in the pictures. I sent my dad this picture of Fire Support Base Nancy, where he served with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Related Resources from Family Tree Magazine:
- Footnote Web Guide digital download, available from Family Tree Shop
- Free article on NARA’s Access to Archival Databases, which contains information on casualties and prisoners of war from the Vietnam and other wars in Southeast Asia
- Free article with links to websites for researching military ancestors, from our 2009 Best Websites list.