Tag Archive: war

VVMF Holds Memorial Day Video Contest

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Students, we are giving you the opportunity to take part in our very first video contest! What does it require? 5 minutes of your time, a video camera, and you telling us what Memorial… 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

Honoring a Student; Honoring them all

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James Wright grew up in the small mining town of Galena, Ill. Galena was once known for its prosperous lead mines and still had a vigorous zinc-mining industry after World War II. Wright,… 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

Dustoff Medic Remembers Vietnam

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By Neal Stanley It seems like maybe only two years ago I was running to my chopper…putting on my flak jacket and flight helmet….untying the main rotor blade….watching the engine compartment for fire… Continue reading

Veteran To Honor His Fallen High School Classmates

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Of the seven young men who went to fight in Vietnam from R. L. Turner High School class of 1967 in Carrollton, Texas, Michael Johnson was the only one to come back. “I… Continue reading