How One Man Who Lost A Son in Afghanistan Helped Honor the Vietnam Fallen

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  In 2014, Andrew Johnson, a Gold Star father and publisher of the Dodge County Pionier contacted VVMF, the organization who founded The Wall in Washington, D.C. He wanted to find photos for the Wisconsin service members… Continue reading

Agent Orange During the Vietnam War And Its Effects Today

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Co-written by Communications Intern Sophie Ota August 10, 1961 marked the start of the aerial spraying of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Defoliant tests began on that fateful day in the Kontom… Continue reading

East High School class of 1966 honors its Vietnam fallen at 50th high school reunion

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Written by Communications Intern Sophie Ota   Decades after graduating East High School in Kansas City, Missouri, Glenda Kelly and Lavonna Peterson hadn’t forgotten the classmates they lost in the Vietnam War. Their… Continue reading

5 Ways the National Park Service Helps Preserve the Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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The National Park Service (NPS) manages the U.S. national parks, including many American national monuments. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the historic places that the NPS  helps conserve. Since President Jimmy Carter signed legislation… Continue reading

Legacy of Lt. Col. Anthony Shine: Air Force Award Given in Honor of Fallen Pilot

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“My father left a legacy of some of the most important character traits that I have tried to embody,” Colleen Shine said of her father Anthony C. Shine.   “They would be courage,… Continue reading

5 Things ‘In Memory’ Gave Families of Vietnam Veterans Who Passed Away After The War

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  “Not everyone who lost his life in Vietnam died there. Not everyone who returned from Vietnam ever left there,” John McCorkle said after hearing the story of Glen Johnson. Glen passed away… Continue reading

The Wall That Heals Exhibit Gets Upgrade As Mobile Education Center Displays Go Digital

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Written by Tim Tetz, Director of Outreach   Last July, when The Wall That Heals was displayed in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for the first time ever, VVMF’s mobile Education Center displayed the photographs of the local service members… Continue reading

‘Vietnam never left him’: Remembering A Quiet Hero

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Glen LeRoy Johnson served during the Vietnam War. It wasn’t known then, but he would have unseen wounds when he returned. Glen Johnson was born July 3, 1949, in Colfax, Wisconsin. He was… Continue reading

Decades After Vietnam: The Wall “showed me what war did to a family”

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Marine CPL John C. Pennington died on June 9, 1968 during a convoy ambush about five miles east of the Khe Sanh combat base. He was 23 years old. His name is remembered on Panel 58W, 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Eight Women on The Wall: Nurses Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

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The names of eight women, all nurses (seven from the Army and one from the Air Force), are inscribed next to their fallen brothers on The Wall in Washington, D.C. Each dedicated themselves to… Continue reading