Tag Archive: Iraq

Making Memorial Day Last

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By Jan C. Scruggs On Memorial Day, we pause to recall those no longer with us because of their willingness to place their lives on the line in time of war, and indeed… Continue reading

Never Leave a Veteran Behind

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On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I spent the morning at an American Legion post in Flagstaff, Arizona, at a Veterans’ Forum. The Veterans’ Forum focused on homeless veterans living in the forests… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Kimberly Rescorla

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My father began his military career in the United Kingdom at the age of 16 before coming to the United States and remained a member of the military until his retirement at age… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Justin Constantine

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War is vicious, brutal and traumatizing, and never is there a true “winner.” Everyone loses to some degree–one just needs to look at the growing number of wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, the… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Arthur H. Wilson

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Eleven years ago our nation was forever changed by the cowardly acts of terrorists, attacked on our own soil. It was no surprise to me when after the attacks young men and women… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Gary Fry

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For Vietnam veterans like myself, the Vietnam War was full of days that will never be forgotten. Not understood by every U.S. citizen, veterans understand that certain calendar dates open the floodgates of… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Bruce McKenty

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As a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, each year since that tragic day, I have had many opportunities to consider and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. With the possible… Continue reading

My War Story

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This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences during the Vietnam War. Allan Hoe was born in Hawaii and his ancestors go back to… Continue reading

A Simple Salute

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By Jan C. Scruggs Many stories were shared during two recent VVMF events in Kentucky. But some stand out. For one Vietnam veteran, decorations, awards and recognition weren’t his greatest honors. It was… Continue reading

It’s Time for More Than a Parade

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Headlines over the past few days, including an AP article picked up by many of the nation’s newspapers, are lamenting that there is no national parade being planned for veterans returning from Iraq.… Continue reading