Category Archive: Call for photos

50 Years Later, Vietnam Still Matters

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March 8, 2015 marked 50 years since the first brigade-strength U.S. Marine unit arrived in Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, nearly 5,000 Marines from the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade landed to defend the American air… Continue reading

Inspiring Ways Students are Honoring Veterans: Steelville Middle School

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Written by Education Intern, Rae R. With a teaching career spanning 27.5 years, Jennifer Whitson knows the meaning of “busy” very well. A teacher at Steelville Middle School in Steelville, Missouri, Whitson has… Continue reading

10 ways to honor veterans in 2015

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2014 was great to VVMF. Fourteen U.S. service members took their rightful place next to their fallen brothers and sisters on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial during our Name Additions on Mother’s Day Ceremony.… Continue reading

38,300 photos collected for Vietnam fallen. 20,000 needed to put a face to every name on The Wall

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For years, volunteers across the country have worked with VVMF on the “Faces Never Forgotten” call for photos campaign. The effort aims to find a face for each of the 58,300 names inscribed… Continue reading

Georgia Students Honor Veterans Through Service Project

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Meet Stephen Quesinberry, an eleventh grade teacher and Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School in Georgia. Stephen has been involved with VVMF for a number of years, and… Continue reading

A Woman On A Mission: Janna Hoehn

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Years ago on a trip to Washington, D.C., Janna Hoehn chose a name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at random. She touched the engraved name, Gregory John Crossman, MIA, and made a rubbing. She returned home… Continue reading

191st AHC Association Completes the Call for Photos

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The gentlemen of 191st Assault Helicopter Company Association are hesitant to take credit for an enormous accomplishment; each man will say it was one of his buddies who really got the job done.… Continue reading

To See His Face Again

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Stephanie Taylor was 13 years old when her big brother, William Soderstrom, lost his life in the Vietnam War. Forty seven years later, Stephanie had little to remember William by; her family photo… Continue reading

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

Honoring Two Lost Comrades

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In 1998, Elmer Wetzel made his first trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and looked for the names of his buddies from the 196th Helicopter Assault Company. “I was crying… Continue reading