Museum of the Republic of Vietnam

Museum of the Republic of Vietnam The mission of the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam is to honor veterans, document and preserve history, and educate future generations.

A proud young visitor to the museum and his grandfather who had served for the Republic of Vietnam.
06/30/2019

A proud young visitor to the museum and his grandfather who had served for the Republic of Vietnam.

During the First Republic of Vietnam, President Ngo Dinh Diem had the intention to help the orphans and children of the ...
06/30/2019

During the First Republic of Vietnam, President Ngo Dinh Diem had the intention to help the orphans and children of the dead and wounded soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. The country took up the role of raising these children until the age of 18. In 1963 the government established the first National Institute for the War Children in Saigon, modeled after the French Office des Pupilles de la Nation.

Famous Vietnamese-American officers who are now in the US Military. They are all descendants of the Army of the Republic...
06/21/2019

Famous Vietnamese-American officers who are now in the US Military. They are all descendants of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.

06/15/2019

Concert night inside the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam. This song titled "The Old Man and the Bird in the Law School" depicts the dream of a wretched disabled South Vietnamese veteran living in the streets.

Lam Phuong concert at the Museum of RVN on Friday night 6/14/2919. A very limitted number of seats were available to our...
06/15/2019

Lam Phuong concert at the Museum of RVN on Friday night 6/14/2919. A very limitted number of seats were available to our special donors and guests for an exclusive concert inside the museum. Some never before performed songs by the famous composer Lam Phuong were sung by professional singers. Afterward the guests were treated to a late night dinner buffet.

Go Army!
06/10/2019

Go Army!

History program is going on today at the Museum RVN, in collaboration with the US Military Academy at West Point.#museum...
06/08/2019

History program is going on today at the Museum RVN, in collaboration with the US Military Academy at West Point.
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The Museum of Republic of Vietnam welcomed the West Point Oral History Program. The fifteen cadets and officers were inv...
06/08/2019

The Museum of Republic of Vietnam welcomed the West Point Oral History Program. The fifteen cadets and officers were invited to a friendly Friday night dinner hosted by the museum members and the ARVN veterans. On Saturday the cadets will conduct interviews at the museum to learn about the Vietnam War from the South Vietnamese perspective. Afterward, the group will travel to Vietnam on Sunday to speak with the other side.

National Museum of the Republic of Vietnam in Saigon, pre-1975
06/03/2019

National Museum of the Republic of Vietnam in Saigon, pre-1975

05/29/2019

Rare Early Army of the Republic of Vietnam Film - "Liberation of a Village"

This short film was made by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam Broadcasting Station in Saigon. It features soldiers of the 1st Division liberating a village from enemy occupation.

This film is shown courtesy of the Australian War Memorial where the original is housed in an archive.

Museum members attended "The Day to Honor and Remember" by the Vietnamese American Uniformed Services Association (VAUSA...
05/28/2019

Museum members attended "The Day to Honor and Remember" by the Vietnamese American Uniformed Services Association (VAUSA)

05/27/2019
May 24 Quan Su VNCH 31A

SBTN Show #31- A Vietnamese interview with Mr. Pham Gia Dai, who had worked for the US Embassy in Saigon from 1971-1975. He was imprisoned for 17 years by the communists who thought he worked for the CIA. Mr. Pham is the author of the memoir "The Last Prisoners". He will be giving a lecture in English at the museum this summer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW5hnUenuyg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5FWbmQoynw

May 24 Quân Sử VNCH #31A - Những Người Tù Cuối Cùng

Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces MAAG & MACV Grouping 1955-1973 Artifact Donation: Duong Van CapThe Museum of the Republ...
05/26/2019

Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces MAAG & MACV Grouping 1955-1973 Artifact Donation: Duong Van Cap

The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam recently received a wonderful artifact donation consisting of a scrapbook filled with valuable documents and photographs. The scrapbook belonged to a man named Duong Van Cap. From 1955 to 1973, he worked for the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces and the United States Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam (MAAG), later Military Advisory Command Vietnam (MACV), as a financial manager.

The documents in the scrapbook include numerous commendations from MAAG and MACV. Many of these are signed by prominent figures. Among these are several commendations and a letter written to Duong Van Cap by United States General Frederick C. Weyand who was the last commander of United States military forces in Vietnam.

Duong Van Cap passed away in California a few years ago. This historically valuable scrapbook was generously donated to the museum by his grandson who is also a docent with the museum. The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam would like to kindly give gratitude to the family of Duong Van Cap for this artifact donation. By donating artifacts like these to the museum, their safekeeping and preservation is assured. These artifacts are cared for by the museum and utilized to help educate others on the history of the Republic of Vietnam and insure that the memory of people like Duong Van Cap is honored and never forgotten.

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05/26/2019

Trailer from the upcoming documentary "Voices of the ARVN" by Hugh Pham, co-produced by Museum RVN

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Last summer, the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam welcomed cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point...
05/21/2019

Last summer, the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam welcomed cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point. The cadets were involved with a project documenting the Vietnam War. They were accompanied by West Point historian Dave Siry. As a token of appreciation, the museum was gifted a shako badge from the academy. The badge is shown here alongside a photograph circa 1965 of a Republic of Vietnam army officer at West Point posing beside cadet shakos featuring the same style of badge. This summer the museum looks forward to welcoming the cadets once more.

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The museum welcomes author Pham Gia Dai of "The Last Prisoners". Mr. Pham had worked at the US Embassy in Saigon, and wa...
05/19/2019

The museum welcomes author Pham Gia Dai of "The Last Prisoners". Mr. Pham had worked at the US Embassy in Saigon, and was imprisoned by the communists for 17 years.

Fort MacArthur Museum director Steve Nelson visited the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam today with some of his student...
05/18/2019

Fort MacArthur Museum director Steve Nelson visited the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam today with some of his students from the Vietnam War history class he teaches at Citrus College. It was great to meet and discuss the history of the Republic of Vietnam with minds eager to learn. Steve Nelson is a great instructor and will also be teaching the same course in upcoming semesters.

The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam is always happy to welcome school groups and provide educational tours of the museum. We are happy to accomodate groups of all sizes and ages. To learn more, please contact us at the email address below. As always, admission and educational programs at the museum are FREE.

[email protected]

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“The Refused Handshake, a South Vietnamese ranger and North Vietnamese colonel, Saigon, 1973”.The "peace talks" of 1...
05/17/2019

“The Refused Handshake, a South Vietnamese ranger and North Vietnamese colonel, Saigon, 1973”.

The "peace talks" of 1972-73 were fraught with unease by many in the Republic of Vietnam who were weary of the true intentions of their Communist foes. Among the many facets of the talks was the establishment of the International Commission for Control and Supervision (ICCS). The commission was established on January 27, 1973, and its aim was to supervise the implementation of the cease-fire agreements. However, its task proved ultimately unattainable. Between January and July of 1973 there were an estimated 18,000 separate violations of the peace talks agreements.

On February 5, 1973, roughly a week after the creation of the ICCS, a meeting was held between the ICCS and the Joint Military Commission in Saigon. The meeting included military representatives of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). The entrance to where the meeting was taking place was filled with reporters from around the world. Despite the peace agreements, the Communist forces in Vietnam were already openly violating them, but were keen to try and convince the world's press otherwise. As he passed through the entrance, a North Vietnamese colonel eyed a potential photo opportunity to downplay the ongoing aggression of his government by shaking the hand of a Republic of Vietnam Ranger on guard duty.

However, the ranger made no response other than a tense glare. Recognizing the failure of his gesture, the North Vietnamese officer changed tactics by awkwardly patting the ranger on the back and giving a few quick remarks, which elicited a humorless grin from the ranger.

ARVN 1st Division 51st Regiment Flag, circa 1972-1975. The 1st Division is famous for the defense of Hue in Tet Mau Than...
05/15/2019

ARVN 1st Division 51st Regiment Flag, circa 1972-1975. The 1st Division is famous for the defense of Hue in Tet Mau Than 1968 and Mua He Do Lua 1972. Among its famous commanders were Generals Nguyen Khanh, Nguyen Van Thieu, Do Cao Tri, Nguyen Chanh Thi, Ngo Quang Truong, Pham Van Phu.

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More photos from the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam at the West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show.It is alwa...
05/12/2019

More photos from the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam at the West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show.

It is always truly a please to learn and receive support from such leading experts in the field of Vietnam War artifacts as Lee Jackson of Lee-Jackson Militaria, George Petersen of National Capital Historical Sales, author Paul Miraldi, militaria expert and designer Owen Thornton, and most respectively, Bob Chatt of Vintage Productions whose kindness and dedication to history has been of immense value and deeply appreciated by the museum.

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The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam was at the West Coast Historical Militaria Show, May 10th & 11th, 2019, at the Los...
05/12/2019

The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam was at the West Coast Historical Militaria Show, May 10th & 11th, 2019, at the Los Angeles County Pomona Fairplex, Expo Hall # 9.
The museum would like to deeply express our gratitude to Bob Chatt of Vintage Productions for his kind generosity as well as his dedication to history and public education by inviting the museum to participate in this very popular event once again.

Museum of the Republic of Vietnam's cover photo
05/06/2019

Museum of the Republic of Vietnam's cover photo

Venturer Scout Crew 105 (Huong Viet) visited the Museum and listened to a lecture from former South Vietnamese pilots. I...
05/06/2019

Venturer Scout Crew 105 (Huong Viet) visited the Museum and listened to a lecture from former South Vietnamese pilots. If you are interested in having your scout crew or troop visit the museum please contact [email protected]

Happening at the Museum Now:Engaging free public lecture by a Republic of Vietnam Air Force helicopter pilot veteran who...
05/05/2019

Happening at the Museum Now:

Engaging free public lecture by a Republic of Vietnam Air Force helicopter pilot veteran who evacuated with his family on April 30, 1975.

Come join us!

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05/05/2019

Photos display of Black April at the Museum

Some photos from our Black April Exhibit which is going on today Sunday 5/5/19 from 10am - 4pm.
05/05/2019

Some photos from our Black April Exhibit which is going on today Sunday 5/5/19 from 10am - 4pm.

The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam has monthly history lectures from veterans, and free movie  showings. This week we...
05/05/2019

The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam has monthly history lectures from veterans, and free movie showings. This week we have an Air Force pilots lecture and the movie "The Last Days in Vietnam". Please follow us on FB for future programs.

Don't Forget to Stop by The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam this Saturday and Sunday for the Operation New Life & BLAC...
05/04/2019

Don't Forget to Stop by The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam this Saturday and Sunday for the Operation New Life & BLACK APRIL Commemoration Exhibition:

* Saturday, May 4th, at 2PM
Free Public Showing of the award winning documentary "Last Days in Vietnam" (2014).

* Sunday, May 5th, at 1PM
Free Public Lecture in English & Vietnamese by two Republic of Vietnam Air Force helicopter veterans who took part in Operation Frequent Wind in 1975.

* New Special Exhibits on Operation New Life & Black April featuring rare artifacts from these critical historical events will be on display throughout the weekend.

* Light Food & Beverages Will Be Provided

As Always, Admission is FREE

Please Come Out to this Special Exhibition and Help the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam Preserve and Educate Future Generations to Ensure this History is Never Forgotten.

The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam is saddened by the news of the loss of Admiral Tran Van Chon (1920-2019), former C...
05/03/2019

The Museum of the Republic of Vietnam is saddened by the news of the loss of Admiral Tran Van Chon (1920-2019), former Chief of Naval Operations of the South Vietnamese Navy, in San Jose last night. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to his family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Admiral Chon visited the museum in 2017 and signed a statue which was given to Admiral Bernard Clarey of the US Pacific Fleet during the war.
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Operation New Life 1975:Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison (1919-2008)Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison was a promi...
05/02/2019

Operation New Life 1975:
Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison (1919-2008)

Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison was a prominent figure during two principal moments in the history of the United States' assistance to the Republic of Vietnam. Admiral Morrison was the commander of United States naval forces involved in the Tonkin Gulf Incident of August 1964, which heralded a dramatic increase of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and as commander of United States naval forces in the Marianas in 1975 where he was in charge of overseeing the arrival and resettlement of Vietnamese refugees passing through Guam during Operation New Life.

Admiral Morrison was a Pearl Harbor survivor where he served as an officer aboard the USS Pruitt during the attack on December 7, 1941. What many people do not know is that he was also the father of legendary 1960s rock band The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison (1943-1971).

The admiral was commended for the kindness and compassion he showed towards the tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees arriving on Guam in the spring and summer of 1975 . An independent Australian team of aid workers on the island noted, "The high degree of compassion and respect accorded to every single refugee, the fine example set by Admiral G.S. Morrison being followed by each American serviceman and servicewoman."

Admiral Morrison retired from the United States Navy in the late summer of 1975 after the vast majority of Operation New Life refugees had departed Guam for resettlement in the United States. He passed away on November 17, 2008, in Coronado, California, at the age of 89. Admiral Morrison's career in the navy spanned thirty-seven years from his admission to the United States Naval Academy in 1938 to his final posting on Guam in 1975. Contemporary naval officers viewed him with respect for the skills he displayed as a commander throughout his career. His dedication to providing the best care possible along with his efforts to accelerate the asylum process for the refugees of Black April arriving on Guam in 1975 is evidence of his great compassion and humanity as well.

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