Morris County's Vietnam Vets

The 2nd Bn, 16th Infantry crossing a tributary of the Song Be River.

The United States sent Military Advisor Assistant Groups (MAAG) into the region of Vietnam beginning in 1955. These U.S. forces were sent to train the South Vietnamese Army to fight Communist forces and gather intelligence - seven years before the official entry into Vietnam on February 28, 1961. 

Prior to U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan (2001-2021), the Vietnam War was the longest conflict in American military history.  

This original list of Morris County Vietnam veterans was published March 29, 2022, in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Learn about the Vietnam War, and Morris County's veterans who served:

Download Morris County's Vietnam Vets(PDF, 29MB)


If you have additional information, corrections or notice omissions, or if you wish to submit a photo, please contact Jan Williams, Cultural Resources Specialist at the Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation: [email protected] 

Veterans, if you want to remember the buddies whose names you carry to this day, they will be mentioned in your biography.  

To enroll in the National Purple Heart database, please contact The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

Veterans can apply for a Morris County Distinguished Service Medal.

If you've lost a medal, award, or decoration, visit the National Archives Veterans' Service Records page.