Category Archive: Vietnam Veterans

Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony

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By Anneliese Bustillo This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument (TCVVM) dedication ceremony. It was an incredibly moving ceremony honoring the 3,417 men from Texas… Continue reading

191st AHC Association Completes the Call for Photos

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The gentlemen of 191st Assault Helicopter Company Association are hesitant to take credit for an enormous accomplishment; each man will say it was one of his buddies who really got the job done.… Continue reading

Ambush

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By Craig Johnson Shit, it was still raining.  I was so tired of it.  My squad, the Platoon, had been together now for nearly half a year.  We resembled a single organism in… Continue reading

In Contact

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By Charlie Vallance War, children, it’s just a shot away It’s just a shot away —The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter” In Vietnam, ‘in contact’ usually meant one of two things.  You were in… Continue reading

The Battle of Fire Base Illingworth

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By Philip Keith Every commissioned officer in the armed forces of the United States, no matter which branch of service, will face at least one defining hour during the course of his or her… Continue reading

The Weight

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By Charlie Vallance …Some of them died. Some of them were not allowed to. —Bruce Weigl, “Elegy” The Band recorded the song “The Weight” in 1968. I arrived in Vietnam that same year… Continue reading

Connecting the Story: Honoring Elmer D Lauck

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Reblogged from Speaking of History… by Eric Langhorst   Last week I was in Washington DC for the Mission Possible workshop conducted by Model Classroom and the Pearson Foundation.  It was a thought provoking… Continue reading

VVMF visits the 4ID

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By Col. Steve Delp Ann and Steve Delp represented the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at the annual reunion of the 4th Infantry Division Association in Columbus, Georgia, July 17 through 20, where they… Continue reading

“Gold Star Bike” to Travel with The Wall That Heals

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The last letter that Steve Davenport wrote to his childhood friend, Robert Cupp, came back to him unopened with a casualty stamp in 1968. The two had grown up together in Alexandria, Va. and… Continue reading

Recording American History

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Every veteran has a story to tell, and that story is a part of American history. The Veterans History Project, a project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, exists… Continue reading