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Honoring Two Lost Comrades

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In 1998, Elmer Wetzel made his first trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and looked for the names of his buddies from the 196th Helicopter Assault Company. “I was crying… Continue reading

The Mission To Find Utah’s Heroes

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By Jan C. Scruggs Mormons have seen combat in the military since the Mexican American War and indeed eleven have received the Medal of Honor. I had a Mormon friend while serving in… Continue reading

Remembering High School Friends

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One night when Charles Hawkins and his friends were young and living in Minneapolis, the young men heard the screeching of tires outside his house. They raced out to see their friend Terry… Continue reading

Twenty Black Washingtonians Honored by Anonymous Donor

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A $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor will be used to endow the photos and stories of 20 African American soldiers from Washington, D.C., ensuring these vital pieces of history will be remembered… Continue reading

A Widow Remembers

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http://www.youtube.com/user/VVMFEducationCenter?feature=mhee During Black History Month, VVMF honors Sgt. 1st Class Howard Lee Early, USA. He was killed on Feb. 19, 1969. Early is dearly missed by his widow, and President of Gold Star… Continue reading

Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks American Servicemembers

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For those who believe that the Vietnam War was a futile effort; look no further than Huong Le. An immigrant from Vietnam, Huong’s father brought her to the United States because he believed… Continue reading

War Story of a Wall Volunteer

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By Anthony Wallace I was drafted during the winter of 1968 just before the draft was put aside.  Here in New York City when you received a letter from the Selective Service to… Continue reading

Finishing a brother’s life’s work

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The number of names on The Wall is a small percentage of the number of lives affected by the Vietnam War. Countless Vietnam veterans have died since the end of the war of… Continue reading

Historian, Journalist Stanley Karnow Dies

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Stanley Karnow died on Sunday at his home in Potomac, Md. at the age of 87. Karnow was a great friend of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, contributing… Continue reading

Honoring heroes; from the Civil War to the present

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Jake Paltzer has the name of every man and woman from Outagamie County, Wis. who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces from the Civil War through today. He has memorialized… Continue reading