Today Footnote.com announced a major addition to its Vietnam War Collection: Army Photos and Unit Service Awards. Now totaling over 100,000 photos and documents, this collection (in partnership with the National Archives) helps visitors gain better perspective and appreciation for this often misunderstood event in U.S. History.
“These documents and photos tell a part of the Vietnam War story that you just can’t find in textbooks,” explains Russell Wilding, CEO of Footnote.com. “It’s imperative that we preserve and share this side of history for future generations. We are encouraging everyone to come to Footnote.com and enhance these stories by adding their own comments, photots and documents.”
Some of the original historical documents found in this collection include:
- Army Unit Service Awards – including Presidential Unit Citations, Valorous Unit Awards and Meritorious Unit Commendations
- Army Photos – feature various activities of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
- The Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial – featuring service records for each name on the wall
- Photos of the Marine Corps in Vietnam in color
- Photos of the Marine Corps in Vietnam in black and white
Footnote.com will continue to work with the National Archives to add more Vietnam War content online.