Category Archive: Jan Scruggs

A Story Across Generations

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By Jenna Martin When you think of the Vietnam War, what comes to mind?  Whether the United States won?  Maybe that a family or friend was killed in this war. To the war… Continue reading

My War Story

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This latest installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences during the Vietnam War. Barry McCaffrey is president of BR McCaffrey Associates LLC.… Continue reading

A Final Wish

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A community helped give a dying man his final wish. Dennis Hall of Oklahoma served in Vietnam from 1969-1970 with a Duster unit. The Duster was a nickname for the M42 40mm self-propelled… 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

The Grass is Always Greener at The Wall

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Scattered storms in the past couple of weeks have produced heavy rainfall totals and even isolated flooding in parts of the District, but Washington is not immune from the drought conditions affecting nearly… Continue reading

Good Foreign Relations

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Australia has joined forces with America in many armed conflicts worldwide, but she has also joined with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to help build the Education Center at The Wall. On Tuesday,… 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

A Welcome Home for America’s Soldiers in 2014

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by Jan C. Scruggs America has been at war since 2001. Even though only a small percentage of the American population has been busy with the fighting, more than 30,000 have been wounded and… Continue reading

A Day to Remember

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In the years following the Civil War, towns and cities began holding springtime tributes to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. The war between the states had… Continue reading

A Simple Salute

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By Jan C. Scruggs Many stories were shared during two recent VVMF events in Kentucky. But some stand out. For one Vietnam veteran, decorations, awards and recognition weren’t his greatest honors. It was… Continue reading