Category Archive: POW/MIA

Commemorating 35 Years of Healing: A Look Back


A LOOK BACK AT 2017 Because of you, VVMF is able to carry out its mission to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact… Continue reading

Reading the names of the fallen and the promise to never forget


  U.S. Navy pilot Joseph P. Dunn was declared missing in action when his unarmed A-1 Skyraider was shot down over the South China Sea on February 14, 1968. He was a loving husband and… Continue reading

Remembering Marine veteran whose 30-year military career ended as a POW in Vietnam


  Having a family member serve in the U.S. military during wartime can be a nerve wracking and emotional experience. John Wertz’s family is no stranger to this. Wertz’s grandfather, John Frederick Jr.,… Continue reading

Daughter longs for closure 49 years after father went missing in action


This October 28th will mark 49 years since Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Stonebraker left Udorn Airfield in Thailand on a solo night reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam and never returned. For his daughter,… Continue reading

Legacy of Lt. Col. Anthony Shine: Air Force Award Given in Honor of Fallen Pilot


“My father left a legacy of some of the most important character traits that I have tried to embody,” Colleen Shine said of her father Anthony C. Shine.   “They would be courage,… Continue reading

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the National Park Service Unveil Items Left at The Wall – The Virtual Collection


More than 400,000 items have been left at The Wall. Each item symbolizes messages to the more than 58,000 who died in Vietnam, showing the true cost of war, and that a nation… 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

Honoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day


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

Reflections on Run For The Wall 1989-2013 (Part I)


By Evo Red   Last year I rode on the 25th Anniversary Run For The Wall (RFTW), the annual cross-country motorcycle ride from California to Washington, D.C. At its heart RFTW is a demonstration… Continue reading

Reflections on Run for the Wall 1989-2013 (Part II)


By Evo Reed Run For The Wall as implied was a Vietnam thing at it’s inception. Its scope quickly grew to encompass POW-MIA’s from any prior wars and all new conflicts. In line… Continue reading

  • Twitter Feed

  • Flickr Photos

  • Advertisements