Stoneham Vietnam Veterans

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Criteria for updated Vietnam plaque Stoneham

  1. Must have been a resident of Stoneham at time of enlistment or induction and be able to prove such.
  2. Have been Honorably Discharged
  3. Vietnam I   1-Feb-1955-4-Aug-1964. 180 days of active duty service and last discharge or release under honorable conditions
  4. Vietnam II  5-Aug-1964-7-May-1975 90 days of active duty service, one (1) one day during “wartime” and last discharge or release under honorable conditions
  5. Minimum time served is waived if you were discharged because of a service connected disability and still received an Honorable Discharge.

We need your help in getting a new plaque recognizing every Stoneham resident who served during the Vietnam era whether “in country” or not.

Everyone looking to be put on the new plaque must meet the criteria listed above. Please contact me with your name, your relative’s name who served, date of birth and any other helpful information that will help me to do this detailed research. If you have a DD 214 that’s the most important document we need. This could take 6 months to a year and cannot be done correctly without your cooperation.

Thank you for your help.

For more information please contact:

James T Devlin VSO Stoneham
Phone: 781 279 2664, Cell: 781 363 9970
Fax: 781 481 0146

You may also contact Selectman Bob Sweeney
Phone:  781 526 9440 or sweeneybob54@gmail.com

M.G.L. ch. 4 s.7 clause 43 states to be a veteran under Massachusetts law a person is required to have either 180 days of active duty service and be discharged or released under honorable conditions-OR-90 days active duty service, one day of which is during “wartime” and be discharged or released under honorable conditions, Except for Vietnam I, which requires 180 days of active duty service.

Active duty service in the armed forces shall not include active duty for training in the Army or Air National Guard or for active duty training as a Reservist in the Armed Forces of the United States.