Women Who Sacrificed After the Vietnam War

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Of the 265,000 women who served during Vietnam, nearly 10,000 military women served in-country during the conflict. Barred from combat, these women served in healthcare, communications, intelligence, and administrative positions. Civilian women served… Continue reading

U.S. Navy Vet Gives Life for His Country 50 years Later

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Heather McCarthy and her family are close. They have their tough times, but always pull together. Heather is the youngest of three siblings. She has a mother and two older brothers. She also… Continue reading

Wife Finds Healing After Losing Husband, Vietnam Vet, to PTSD

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Written by Cyndy Hollender-Stancliff VVMF’s In Memory program began in 1999 and honors Vietnam veterans who passed away from service-connected illnesses attributed to their exposure to Agent Orange or suicide as a result of PTSD. Cyndy Hollender-Stancliff honored… Continue reading

How You Preserved the Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2016

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  2017 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In 1982, a promise was made to never forget those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. Today, more than… Continue reading

15-Year-Old Marine Youngest American Killed in Vietnam War

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“PFC Dan Bullock, You began the age of a child, but had to become a man very quickly. May God’s Grace be with you. Thank you for your sacrifice at such a young age.… Continue reading

Maya Lin Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Maya Lin is a 2016 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. She was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Nov. 22. In 1981,… Continue reading

The Magic and Healing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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  Wall Magic: An indescribable coincidence at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Such experiences may include: veterans reconnecting after years apart; a woman meeting the family of a veteran she wore a MIA bracelet for; a father meeting the… Continue reading

How One Oregon Teacher Is Honoring Veterans In A Beautiful Way

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    Andrew Demko is a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher from Rainier, Oregon. In between educating today’s youth about history, he has uniquely focused on teaching the legacy of the… Continue reading

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