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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

Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks American Servicemembers


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


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


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


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


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

Honoring a Student; Honoring them all


James Wright grew up in the small mining town of Galena, Ill. Galena was once known for its prosperous lead mines and still had a vigorous zinc-mining industry after World War II. Wright,… Continue reading

The Road to Canonization: Father Capodanno


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


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



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

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