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The Road to Canonization: Father Capodanno

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By Mary Preece As we begin 2013, may I wish you all a Happy New Year, or more appropriately in Italian, Buon Capodanno! I am most honored to compose this blog to share… Continue reading

Standing in a place I could have been

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In the early 1960s, Bob Parks first heard about ROTC. He was studying business administration at Bucknell when he was given the opportunity to give six months of active duty and six years… Continue reading

LESSONS FROM WAR WITH GEN. ODIERNO PART 2

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This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences concerned the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the second half… Continue reading

Lessons From War With Gen. Odierno Part 1

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This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences concerning the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the first half… Continue reading

Sponsoring Names on The Wall

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By Colonel David A. Napoliello, USA (Ret.) The five men on The Wall that my wife and I have chosen to sponsor as part of the Faces Never Forgotten program lived varied lives… Continue reading

Civic Virtue and Other Habits

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By Jan C. Scruggs The Education Center at The Wall will serve many purposes for our society. Working together with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Education Center will be a place where visitors… Continue reading

How George H.W. Bush Helped Build The Wall

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By Jan C. Scruggs I have had the opportunity to meet and have conversations with some really great leaders in my lifetime. I have met Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Jimmy… Continue reading

A WINTER OF DISCONTENT

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By Jan C. Scruggs Washington, D.C. winters can mirror what many view to be characteristics of the city itself – cold and awful. The winter of 1981 was a textbook example of wintertime… Continue reading

All About Time

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By Alivia Tagliaferri  The visitors chattered, drawn out of their homes and shops by the warm temperature of a January day that forgot to be cold. But I paid them no heed. Not the… Continue reading

West Point Graduate Donates in Honor of his Fallen Classmates

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William Murdy has been involved with VVMF, trying to build the Education Center at The Wall, from the start. The Vietnam veteran and Chairman of Comfort Systems USA provided some of the initial… Continue reading