Author Archive

The Wall That Heals Begins 2013 Tour


The Wall That Heals began a promising 2013 nation-wide tour with a desperately cold snow storm in Columbus, Ohio on March 24. Despite the freezing temperatures and winter storm, over 400 people made… Continue reading

Women in Wartime: A Nurse Remembers


By Diane Carlson Evans  My plane touched down in Vietnam on August 2, 1968. The blast of heat and the smell of jet fuel hit me first, then the sight of GIs with MI6s… Continue reading

Women in Wartime: A Donut Dolly


By Holley Watts None of us really knew what we were getting into. Generally speaking, we were educated but naïve, optimistic but cautious, determined but wary. The challenge was then (as it still… Continue reading

An Australian Voice in the Education Center


Americans and Australians fought side-by-side in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia and Iraq. In the great tradition of shared service, today Australians and Americans stand shoulder-to-shoulder in Afghanistan. One… Continue reading

Women in Wartime: “LZ” Nancy Lynch


By Nancy Lynch  During the frenzy of the Vietnam War at home and abroad in the spring of 1968, Nancy E. Lynch, a young journalist with the News Journal in Wilmington, Del. offered… Continue reading

Honoring Two Lost Comrades


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


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


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


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

by 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