Category Archive: In Memory

Bernie Friel: Quiet Man and Humble Hero

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Written by Ann Friel     Prelude This is the story of someone I have known and loved for most of my life, my little brother, Bernie. A very proud Marine, Sergeant Bernard… Continue reading

Not forgotten: Brothers serve in Vietnam, die years apart

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Edward Stiger was born on May 2, 1948. He was less than a year apart from his younger brother, Greg, who was born on April 12, 1949. The two brothers were very close… Continue reading

‘In Memory’ of the Vietnam Veterans Who Died After The War

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After The Wall was dedicated in Washington, D.C. in 1982, physical and emotional wounds continued to plague a generation of heroes. For many Vietnam veterans, the horrors of war manifested itself into post-traumatic stress disorder… Continue reading

Women Who Sacrificed After the Vietnam War

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Of the 265,000 women who served during Vietnam, nearly 10,000 military women served in-country during the conflict. Barred from combat, these women served in healthcare, communications, intelligence, and administrative positions. Civilian women served… Continue reading

U.S. Navy Vet Gives Life for His Country 50 years Later

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Heather McCarthy and her family are close. They have their tough times, but always pull together. Heather is the youngest of three siblings. She has a mother and two older brothers. She also… Continue reading

Wife Finds Healing After Losing Husband, Vietnam Vet, to PTSD

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Written by Cyndy Hollender-Stancliff VVMF’s In Memory program began in 1999 and honors Vietnam veterans who passed away from service-connected illnesses attributed to their exposure to Agent Orange or suicide as a result of PTSD. Cyndy Hollender-Stancliff honored… Continue reading

How You Preserved the Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2016

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  2017 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In 1982, a promise was made to never forget those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. Today, more than… Continue reading

Agent Orange During the Vietnam War And Its Effects Today

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Co-written by Communications Intern Sophie Ota August 10, 1961 marked the start of the aerial spraying of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Defoliant tests began on that fateful day in the Kontom… Continue reading

The Wall That Heals Exhibit Gets Upgrade As Mobile Education Center Displays Go Digital

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Written by Tim Tetz, Director of Outreach   Last July, when The Wall That Heals was displayed in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for the first time ever, VVMF’s mobile Education Center displayed the photographs of the local service members… Continue reading

‘Vietnam never left him’: Remembering A Quiet Hero

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Glen LeRoy Johnson served during the Vietnam War. It wasn’t known then, but he would have unseen wounds when he returned. Glen Johnson was born July 3, 1949, in Colfax, Wisconsin. He was… Continue reading