North Omaha, Military Service, Vietnam
America began taking direct military action in Vietnam in 1964 and ended
the draft and signed peace accords in 1973. North Vietnam and South
Vietnam were at war over the issue of communism. This conflict was a
continuation of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union.
The United States supported South Vietnam because it was non-communist.
This controversial conflict created tension in the United States, which
coincided with social, political, and racial unrest. The United States
military drafted many African Americans to fight in Vietnam. This
website celebrates the lives and contributions of Omaha’s Black Vietnam
For more information click here, Military Service: Vietnam