Category Archive: Agent Orange

Left at The Wall: Prosthetic leg symbolizes the lingering toll of war

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After the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was built, visitors began unexpectedly leaving items of remembrance as a way of honoring those who served. Since the dedication of The Wall in 1982,… Continue reading

My Dad and Agent Orange: Why it’s personal to me

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This blog post was written by Heidi Zimmerman I want to share with you why this Agent Orange Awareness Day is personal to me. My Dad served our country proudly in the United… Continue reading

‘Wonderful family men’: Honoring brothers, dad who died due to exposure to Agent Orange

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Steven Wright grew up the youngest of three siblings. He constantly looked up to his two older brothers, Pat and Terry.  All three were very close – all three looked after the other.… Continue reading

Honoring a brother on The Wall and a husband lost to exposure to Agent Orange

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  When you look on Thomas Peacock’s  Wall of Faces page, you see his high school senior portrait. He is wearing a dark suit and tie. He has a youthful face with deep,… Continue reading

How the ‘In Memory’ program helped widow of Vietnam vet find peace after loss

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Betty Kelly lost her husband, Dennis A. Kelly, on April 23, 2012. He passed away from illnesses due to his exposure to Agent Orange. Dennis was as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine… Continue reading

‘In Memory’: A day to honor Vietnam veterans who returned home and later died

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On a sweltering day in Washington, D.C., thousands of loved ones joined together on the East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. June 16 was a day set aside to honor Vietnam veterans… Continue reading

‘He nurtured his soul’: How one Vietnam vet spread love to every part of his life

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The first thing you read on the In Memory Honor Roll page for James Reed is that he “nurtured his soul.” James passed away on May 2, 2012 from complications resulting from his… Continue reading

A mighty spirit: Dad remembered for amazing strength in face of complications from Agent Orange exposure

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You could tell Leo was surrounded by love by watching the smiles on his children’s faces at In Memory Day on June 17, 2017. His three daughters stood next to each other, faces… Continue reading

5 quotes from families about what the In Memory Day Ceremony meant to them

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  The families and friends who come together at the annual In Memory Day Ceremony on the National Mall are dedicated to honoring the memory of their loved ones who died from service-connected… Continue reading

‘Proud to call him dad’: Son to honor father who lost battle with PTSD

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  “I only have a few memories of my dad because I was only 5 years old when he took his life.”   David Allen Freier knows very little about his father of… Continue reading