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

Beyond the Names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Students Find Their Photos

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The structure that holds the names of the more than 58,000 fallen veterans is powerful to all who visit it. More than 30 years after The Wall’s dedication, VVMF has made significant ground on its biggest… Continue reading

VVMF’s 2016 Student Video Contest Asks: “How did the Vietnam War change our country?”

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With Memorial Day approaching, VVMF is giving students in grades 4 through 12 the chance to participate in the third annual Student Video Contest. The non-profit organization that founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in… Continue reading