Tag Archive: Vietnam War

A Woman On A Mission: Janna Hoehn

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Years ago on a trip to Washington, D.C., Janna Hoehn chose a name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at random. She touched the engraved name, Gregory John Crossman, MIA, and made a rubbing. She returned home… 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

Veterans Day Through The Eyes of a Donut Dolly

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This Veterans Day we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. This magnificent bronze statue honors the 11,000 American military women stationed in Vietnam during the war. Ninety percent of those women… 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 Wall That Heals: A Slideshow

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Check out this slideshow of The Wall That Heals’ Nov. 6 – 12 stop in Auburn, Wash. Many thanks to Wally Fredell for putting the slideshow together! The video tells the story of… Continue reading

Heroes of Hope and Healing

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By Karen Spears Zacharias Some people know them as the “Yellow Hatters”, the familiar park service volunteers dressed in bright yellow shirts and matching hats who stand ready at The Wall. Ready to help with… Continue reading

Remembering Terry

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By Craig Johnson, Army Veteran Squad Leader, 1st of the 46th, 196 Infantry Brigade, Americal Division Vietnam 1969-70 I had just been hired by the US government. The government told me that my job… Continue reading

To See His Face Again

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Stephanie Taylor was 13 years old when her big brother, William Soderstrom, lost his life in the Vietnam War. Forty seven years later, Stephanie had little to remember William by; her family photo… 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