Tag Archive: Vietnam War

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

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

Women in Wartime: A Nurse Remembers

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By Diane Carlson Evans  My plane touched down in Vietnam on August 2, 1968. The blast of heat and the smell of jet fuel hit me first, then the sight of GIs with MI6s… Continue reading

An Australian Voice in the Education Center

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Americans and Australians fought side-by-side in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia and Iraq. In the great tradition of shared service, today Australians and Americans stand shoulder-to-shoulder in Afghanistan. One… Continue reading

Women in Wartime: “LZ” Nancy Lynch

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By Nancy Lynch  During the frenzy of the Vietnam War at home and abroad in the spring of 1968, Nancy E. Lynch, a young journalist with the News Journal in Wilmington, Del. offered… Continue reading

Honoring Two Lost Comrades

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In 1998, Elmer Wetzel made his first trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and looked for the names of his buddies from the 196th Helicopter Assault Company. “I was crying… Continue reading