Category Archive: Families

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

Items Left at The Wall Tell Stories of Healing, Loss

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The Wall has become a sacred place where millions have come to reflect, remember, and heal from a war that is still affecting a nation today. Many are moved to leave items for the… Continue reading

A Selfless Hero: The Story of Donald Sloat

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Written by Communications Intern, Kalli McCoy On January 17th, 1970, Donald Sloat went above and beyond the call of duty when he unhesitatingly covered an enemy grenade with his body, shielding and saving soldiers… Continue reading

A Soldier’s Final Christmas Gift

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During the holidays, we imagine families gathering together, holding each other close, and exchanging presents for those we care about. This joyous time of  year is a reminder of giving, goodwill, and togetherness, but… Continue reading

Vietnam Vet Talks Legacy, Remembers Fallen Daughter

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By Dr. Michael McClung I enlisted in the Marines on Mother’s Day 1964 and served until 1979. During deployments to Vietnam and Okinawa, I left my wife and two children and was away… Continue reading

Honoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Americans across the country come together to remember and honor those prisoners of war, missing in action, and their families. According to The National League of POW/MIA Families, as… Continue reading

Remembering heroes across generations.

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When our nation thinks of a hero, we usually think of someone who has risked their life for the sake of others and showed courage in the face of fear.  They show resiliency and stand… Continue reading

Ironman raises funds, honors father

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By Frank Valle I am Frankie Valle and am an Ironman finisher in 5 races. I have been a triathlete since 2000. This year I have made the decision to race for a cause… Continue reading

War echoes through time, generations

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By Eric Mink, originally published in the St. Louis Jewish Light People leave behind, on purpose, all kinds of things after visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. They’ve left about 400,000 items there… Continue reading

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center

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Waynesboro veteran Michael Harris is leading local efforts to recognize the 22 service members from the Augusta County, Va. area whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Harris… Continue reading