Tag Archive: Jan Scruggs

Landscape of The Wall Prepared for Veterans Day

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We at VVMF are often flattered to hear that the clean, polished granite Wall and the noticeably green and healthy lawn of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial exceed the expectations of the thousands who… Continue reading

Memorials Need Tender Loving Care

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By Jan Scruggs When the American public goes to great places where history is remembered, not everyone thinks about all the work behind the scenes.  At places like our National Parks there is a… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Jan Scruggs

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By Jan C. Scruggs On September 10, 2001 I was in Boston. Senators John McCain and John Kerry were attending an event at the State Street Bank. I was there to plead for… Continue reading

Working to Build the Education Center

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By Jan C. Scruggs Excitement is building as people across the nation participate in the fundraising and photo gathering efforts for the Education Center at The Wall. I recently met with some donors… Continue reading

The Mission To Find Utah’s Heroes

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By Jan C. Scruggs Mormons have seen combat in the military since the Mexican American War and indeed eleven have received the Medal of Honor. I had a Mormon friend while serving in… Continue reading

LESSONS FROM WAR WITH GEN. ODIERNO PART 2

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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 concerned the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the second half… Continue reading

Lessons From War With Gen. Odierno Part 1

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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 concerning the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the first half… Continue reading

A WINTER OF DISCONTENT

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By Jan C. Scruggs Washington, D.C. winters can mirror what many view to be characteristics of the city itself – cold and awful. The winter of 1981 was a textbook example of wintertime… Continue reading

In Honor of Their Comrades

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They stood at The Wall, trading stories and sharing memories. Some of them had been together in Vietnam. Some of them hadn’t. But they all shared a connection through the 187th Assault Helicopter… Continue reading

A Story Across Generations

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By Jenna Martin When you think of the Vietnam War, what comes to mind?  Whether the United States won?  Maybe that a family or friend was killed in this war. To the war… Continue reading