Category Archive: Families

Until They Are Home: Army Sgt. Major Danang McKay

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Danang McKay is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader at Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. I’m constantly reminded of why we continue America’s search for our missing heroes; at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: CJ Cole

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I am an American. I believe in the men and women that fight to keep me free, and I honor those who have fallen before. I am an American, and I support my… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: Pam Cain

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As an MIA daughter, National POW/MIA Recognition Day has special significance: it is a day that I take more time to focus on what my father and others like him gave to their… Continue reading

National Day of Service and Remembrance

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At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, we work hard to honor veterans every day of the year. But on September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we wanted to get out… Continue reading

A Father Lost

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Two sisters lost their father in Vietnam in 1968. They were very young and never really knew their father. Crystal Lawrence Hood and Deborah Lawrence share with us their stories about their father… Continue reading

My War Story

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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 during the Vietnam War. Allan Hoe was born in Hawaii and his ancestors go back to… Continue reading

Brothers Go To War

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My father was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps and spent more than two years overseas mainly in the South Pacific. My uncles were all WWII veterans. I grew… Continue reading

Invisible Wounds Require Visible Support

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It’s hard to imagine what the top enlisted man in the Army and a 10-year-old girl have in common. On Thursday morning, those two joined many others to mark National PTSD Awareness Day… Continue reading

Father’s Day Ceremony Creates Community Among Strangers

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“You look like you need a hug. I don’t know you, but you look like you need a hug.” The women, strangers, share a teary embrace at The Wall. “I miss my dad,”… Continue reading

No Veteran Left Behind

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No veteran should be left behind, or forgotten and this week, we take another step to ensure that never happens. On June 14, we are honoring those who have died causes related to… Continue reading