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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

Honoring a Student; Honoring them all

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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

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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