Template:Vietnam War

Categories: Stickers


Served in the Vietnam War

To add this sticker to a profile, place the string similar to the text in Code used: column of Examples table anywhere in the biography part of the profile. Usually you should put it next to the text describing a Sticker, but it should always be below the == Biography == heading and above the == Sources == heading.


Name:Vietnam War
Timeframe:1955 - 1975
Usage:Pages using the template
Usage on profiles:Parameter usage on profiles
Edit:Template Documentation

This sticker is managed by the Vietnam War and the Military and War Projects.

This is a display sticker and is entered below the ==Biography== line of the profile, it is not a Project Box, which for this project is {{Vietnam War Project}}}.

The entry format is: {{Vietnam War|branch=<service branch> or <country>|startdate=service started as dd mmm yyyy|units= unit1; unit2 |enddate= service enddate as dd mmm yyyy|rank=xxx|unit=1st regt, div, ship, etc|image=image file}}.

if |rank is entered, that will display on the text prior to the name, if not, the profile prefix entry, if present, will be used.

Enter the service branch or country name to the sticker as shown below i.e.; branch=Australian Army, branch=United States Marine Corps, etc. The sticker will display the correct flag and add the profile to the category <branch>, Vietnam War.

Since the |units= can be more specific than the level we are creating categories for, i.e. Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, have abbreviations, i.e. 1st Regt., or can have multiple units, i.e 1st Regiment in 1969, 7th Cavalry in 1971, the sticker cannot make assignments to unit categories using this field. This value is free text and used for display only.

To solve this issue, use the |unit= parameter to identify the 1st unit the person service in.

If no |unit= is listed, the category will be assigned based on the |branch= <service branch> or <country>. If |units= is entered, to correctly create the category, add |unit=<unit> , and the sticker will format the category to add the profile to using <unit>, <service branch>, Vietnam War. if multiple units are listed, to add the profile to the 2nd, 3rd, etc., the profile will need to be added to the category explicitly with [[Category: <unit>, <service branch>, <war>]] for each of them.

If the category listing on the profile shows up as RED check the spelling/punctuation and the parent category to see if it is spelled the same way. If all looks correct, you can create the new category, default text for the category should be listed in the HELP! section of the parent category.

The |branch= parameter will be displayed on the profile page, and it will be used as a lookup value in the table below to determine what country flag will be displayed. If you identify this parameter with a country or branch not listed, the displayed will show text saying the value is not found.

The |units= parameters will be displayed on the profile page.

If you are working on a country or service branch that is not shown below, send a note to the project leaders to have the sticker updated.

If you do not want to use a default image, you can display a different one using |image=image file.

Flags for Countries and service branches:

  • Australia
    • Australian Army
    • Royal Australian Navy
    • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Cambodia
  • Khmer Republic
  • Khmer Rouge
  • Kingdom of Laos
  • New Zealand
    • New Zealand Army
  • North Korea
  • North Vietnam
    • Vietnam People's Ground Forces
    • Vietnam People's Navy
    • Vietnam People's Air Force
    • Vietnam Border Defence Force
  • Pathet Lao
  • People's Republic of China
  • Philippines
    • Philippine Civic Action Group-Vietnam
  • Republic of China
  • South Vietnam
    • Army of the Republic of Vietnam
    • Republic of Vietnam Air Force
    • Republic of Vietnam Navy
  • South Korean
    • Republic of Korea Army
    • Republic of Korea Marines
  • Soviet Union
  • Thailand
    • Royal Thai Army
  • United States of America
    • United States Air Force
    • United States Army
    • United States Navy
    • United States Marine Corps
    • United States Air Force
  • Viet Cong
    • National Liberation Front
    • Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam
    • People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam
    • Alliance of National Democratic and Peace Forces
    • Central Office for South Vietnam


Code used:Category added:Displays as:
{{Vietnam War}} Category:Vietnam War
Image:No Country/branch / not in table
... ... ... ... served in the Vietnam War
Service started:
Service ended:
{{Vietnam War|branch=United States of America}} Category:United States of America, Vietnam War
... ... ... ... of the United States of America fought for South Vietnam in the Vietnam War
Service started:
Service ended:
{{Vietnam War
|branch=United States Army
|startdate=Jan 27, 1968
|units=16th Infantry Training Battalion
|enddate=Apr 2, 1973
Category:United States Army, Vietnam War
... ... ... ... served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War
Service started: Jan 27, 1968
Unit(s): 16th Infantry Training Battalion
Service ended: Apr 2, 1973
{{Vietnam War
|branch=United States Marine Corps
|units=28th Marine Regiment; 1st Marine Division
|unit=1st Marine Division
Category:1st Marine Division, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam War
SSgt ... ... ... served in the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War
Service started:
Unit(s): 28th Marine Regiment; 1st Marine Division
Service ended:


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