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Middle Schoolers Honor Vietnam Heroes

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The Vietnam War often gets just a small mention in middle school history books. For most 12 and 13 year olds, the war seems to exist in the distant past, with no effect… Continue reading

Remembering His Name

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Just before visiting The Wall That Heals in Columbus, Ohio, Bill Cousar stepped into the information tent and found himself looking at a familiar face. The face of his high school buddy who… Continue reading

Riding to Heal

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By Lee Ulferts For many years I have personally carried the burden of my service in Vietnam. I, like all veterans I know, buried my feelings (as we were all told to do)… Continue reading

Time to go… Back out to Sea?

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Originally posted on Action Speaks-Voices of Operation Homefront:
I’ve never been on a cruise. Or should I say, on a ship that wasn’t painted gray and called USS Lincoln.  But when I heard…

Losing a Loyal Friend

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund lost a loyal supporter this past March. Richard “Dick” Frey, 70, loving husband, father and grandfather, died March 8, 2013. Dick was born in a small, rural town… Continue reading

The Wall That Heals Begins 2013 Tour

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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