Nov 20, 2003: USS Frigate Vandegrift Joins Viet Nam Assistance
Nov 20, 2003 - The crews of the visiting USS Frigate Vandegrift joins Viet Nam Assistance for the Handicapped in the construction of a new school in the Can Gio District of Ho Chi Minh City. The Vandegrift's visit was the first US ship in almost 30 years since the end of the war.
The US sailors work alongside with the local Vietnamese to lay the foundation for a kindergarten school
Col. Steve Ball, Defense Attachee of the US Embassy in Vietnam, introduces the Navy commander to a local official of the Can Gio District
Local officials, workers and staff of the US consulate general in HCMC joins the sailors at the site.