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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

Honor Them: Vietnam Era Veteran Finds More Than 800 Photos Of Fallen Comrades

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David Hine is a Vietnam era veteran devoting his retirement to preserving the legacies of those who died in the Vietnam War. For the past four and a half years, David has spent… Continue reading

Stories in Stone: Duery M. Felton, Jr. & the Origin of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection

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Written by Jason Bain, Senior Collections Curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund “Oh, the stories I could tell you…” quips the distinguished looking gentleman with an irrepressible twinkle in his eye. If the… Continue reading

Students Interview Veterans, Learn What “textbooks cannot communicate”

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“When first hearing the students refer to Forrest Gump as the basis for understanding the Vietnam War, I became concerned that there were a lot of misconceptions,” said Blake Busbin, a fourth year… Continue reading

Fewer Than 14,000 Photos Needed To Honor Fallen Vietnam Veterans

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VVMF’s Faces Never Forgotten campaign is continuing to reach milestones. At the close of 2015, there are fewer than 14,000 photos needed to put a face to the more than 58,000 whose names are inscribed on… Continue reading

Wisconsin Man Honors Fallen Heroes By Creating Memorial on His Lawn

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Steve Conto is from Menasha, Wisconsin. While not a Vietnam veteran, he has the utmost respect for those who served before him. More than a decade separates Steve’s service from the brutalities of… Continue reading

“Wall Magic” at the Vietnam Memorial: Woman Finds Birth Father Almost 30 Years Later

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“Wall Magic” is a term coined to describe miraculous, inexplicable moments at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Veterans have reconnected after decades while searching for the same name, family members come into contact with… Continue reading

“He completed a total of 22 flights”: Rescuing Wounded In the Ia Drang Valley

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After being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953, Col. Bruce Crandall  became the commander of the 1st Cavalry Division’s Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion and held the position on November 14, 1965.… Continue reading