Category Archive: Faces Never Forgotten

Students Interview Veterans, Learn What “textbooks cannot communicate”


“When first hearing the students refer to Forrest Gump as the basis for understanding the Vietnam War, I became concerned that there were a lot of misconceptions,” said Blake Busbin, a fourth year… Continue reading

Australia Commemorates Vietnam Veterans Day, 50 Years Since First Deployment


The statement below is credited to the Australian Government, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs. Today, 18 August,  is Vietnam Veterans Day in Australia,  the day on which the service of the 60,000 Australian men and women who… Continue reading

These Minnesotans Lead Effort To Find 1,075 Photos


“The work of the Minnesotans, including local vets, to find 1,075 photos is a monumental achievement,” said Jessica McBride, a journalism instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. McBride was able to track down… Continue reading

More Than 40 Years Later, Air Force Captain Accounted For, Honored in D.C.


 Written by Communications Intern, Kalli McCoy On December 30, 1969, Captain Douglas David Ferguson of Tacoma, Washington was on an armed reconnaissance mission over Houaphan Province, Laos. After his F-4D Phantom II aircraft crashed, he would remain… Continue reading

Memories 40 Years after the end of the Vietnam War


The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975. The city of Saigon was the capital of South Vietnam and was captured by communist troops from the North. There were three million Vietnamese and more than… Continue reading

Wall of Faces Launches for Australian Fallen on ANZAC Day


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to announce the launch of its Virtual Wall of Faces for the Australian fallen on April 25, 2015, also known as a day of remembrance… Continue reading

Georgia veteran to be remembered, added to The Wall


Written by Communications Intern Kalli McCoy Each spring, VVMF works with the Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that The Wall is accurate. When MIAs are recovered in Vietnam or when an appeal… Continue reading

Building Community through Remembrance: The Wall that Heals Visits Rainier, Oregon


By Melanie Lowry, Education Outreach Intern “People this far from Washington, D.C. should still get to see the Wall,” said David Placido, student and history club historian at Rainier Junior/Senior High School in… Continue reading

Honoring Vietnam Heroes on Medal of Honor Day


On this Medal of Honor Day, we honor our nation’s bravest and most courageous veterans. The Medal of Honor is the highest distinction that can be awarded by the President of the United States,… Continue reading

50 Years Later, Vietnam Still Matters


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

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