Vietnam era.

Designated by presidential proclamation (May 7, 1975) as the time period from August 1964 through May 7, 1975.

Vietnam era veteran.

Used throughout this report to designate veterans that served in other locations than Vietnam during the time span of the Vietnam conflict.

Vietnam theater.

The geographic area of the Vietnam conflict encompassing the land, air, and sea areas of Cambodia, Laos, North and South Vietnam.



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