This day commemorates the events of February 3, 1943, when the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank. Dorchester left New York on January 23, 1943, carrying 4 chaplains and about 900 others as a part of convoy of three ships. It was torpedoed by German submarine U-223 off Newfoundland at 12:55 a.m. When Dorchester began to … Continue reading Four Chaplains Day
Even without that centuries-old legacy, the United States Navy Reserve has been operating for more than one hundred years and celebrates its birthday on March 3 every year, and in 2015 the Navy Reserve celebrated 100 years of existence. Today’s Navy Reserve force is said to be just under 50,000 strong, making up approximately 20% … Continue reading Navy Reserve Birthday
March 29 was chosen as National Vietnam War Veterans Day because on March 29, 1973, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded and the last U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam. The last unit was elements of MACV's Infantry Security Force (Special Guard), actually special couriers.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. There are 5 objectives with Vietnam Commemoration and the other four are: Highlight the service of our Armed Forces and support organizations during … Continue reading National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush … Continue reading World Amateur Radio Day