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Ironman raises funds, honors father

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By Frank Valle I am Frankie Valle and am an Ironman finisher in 5 races. I have been a triathlete since 2000. This year I have made the decision to race for a cause… Continue reading

Veterans project leads Rainier class to remember Vietnam

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Andrew Demko, a Social Studies teacher at Rainier Junior/Senior High School in Oregon, implemented a voluntary educational curriculum by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The curriculum is Hometown Heroes and it connects students with veterans’ stories and… Continue reading

Warriors: Their Stories

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When we talk about Vietnam, who do we hear it from? In the sixties, not only was Vietnam brought to you by photojournalists who reported on the front lines, but this news was… Continue reading

Highlights from Memorial Day 2014

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This Memorial Day, thousands congregated to The Wall to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life came to the Memorial… Continue reading

Huey Plaza Dedication at NJ Remembrance Day

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By Michael McMahon About 18 months ago the Foundation acquired a 1964 Bell UH-1D Huey helicopter.  It flew in Vietnam with the 116th Assault Helicopter Company at Ch Chi, and later with the 118th Assault… Continue reading

Inspiration from an unsung hero

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By Aubrey Ruehlmann McNiff This is my Father Sgt. John Ruehlmann of the 1st armored Calvary. He was hit in Jan., 1969 and came home paralyzed everywhere but his left arm. His mother,… Continue reading

Lessons of the Past and Present

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By Maria Cucurullo In 2007, I enrolled in Lessons of Vietnam/Recent International Relations (LOV/RIR), a course taught by Ms. Lindy Poling at Millbrook High School (Raleigh, N.C.). This class provided students with a… Continue reading

Honoring those who paid the ultimate price

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 What does Memorial Day mean to you? How do you commemorate the day?   Memorial Day – a day we remember those Americans who died in active military service. While we honor and… Continue reading

Stories of Service: Joe Mendoza

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By Joe Mendoza, who served August 1967-July 1969, in the Army. I volunteered for the Draft as I felt that I needed to do my part and duty for our country.  I was trained… Continue reading

Reflections on Run For The Wall 1989-2013 (Part I)

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By Evo Red   Last year I rode on the 25th Anniversary Run For The Wall (RFTW), the annual cross-country motorcycle ride from California to Washington, D.C. At its heart RFTW is a demonstration… Continue reading