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Heroic story of William H. Pitsenbarger told in ‘The Last Full Measure’

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The film, “The Last Full Measure,” is in theaters nationwide on Jan. 24. The film is based on the true story of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Air Force A1C William Pitsenbarger, who… Continue reading

Because of you: A look back at 2019

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Because of you, VVMF can carry out its mission to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era. A… Continue reading

10 things you should know about the Three Servicemen Statue

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The Three Servicemen Statue is a heroic, traditional depiction of those who served in Vietnam. The statue is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site and was unveiled on Veterans Day in 1984,… Continue reading

A Life Cut Short: 50 years after Navy pilot disappeared, loved ones hope for answers

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U.S. Navy Lt. Victor Patrick (Pat) Buckley was 25 years old when he went missing in action during the Vietnam War. His plane was returning to the USS Hancock aircraft carrier on Dec.… Continue reading

A family changed forever: Honoring a brother killed in Vietnam

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Richard B. Murphy, known as Dick to all who knew him, was the second of ten children in a large Irish-Catholic family. They hailed from Norwood, Massachusetts where their dad was the police… Continue reading

‘Wonderful family men’: Honoring brothers, dad who died due to exposure to Agent Orange

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Steven Wright grew up the youngest of three siblings. He constantly looked up to his two older brothers, Pat and Terry.  All three were very close – all three looked after the other.… Continue reading

‘Be Good’: Remembering a father lost, Gold Star daughters embark on a path to healing

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“If anything should happen to me, please don’t let me die to Sharon and Becky. Be Good, Steve.” U.S. Air Force Captain Stephen A. Rusch wrote these words in his last letter home… Continue reading

Honoring a brother on The Wall and a husband lost to exposure to Agent Orange

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You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I…will always miss you. Sharon Peacock Brotherton wrote this remembrance on VVMF’s Wall of Faces page in honor of her younger brother, Thomas Peacock, in… Continue reading

VVMF partners with TranscribeMe to provide translated facts sheets about The Wall

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More than 5 million people visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial each year in Washington, D.C.  While they come from all over the world, until recently, there was no information for them in any… Continue reading

Anzac Day: Remembering Australian and New Zealand allies who sacrificed

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Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.” The… Continue reading