Category Archive: Vietnam Veterans

How a Vietnam draftee found peace volunteering at The Wall

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Michael Mc Mahon was drafted to serve in the military in December 1968 and served in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division from June 1969 to June 1970. Michael has been a Vietnam… Continue reading

Because of you: A look back at 2019

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Because of you, VVMF can carry out its mission to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era. A… Continue reading

A Life Cut Short: 50 years after Navy pilot disappeared, loved ones hope for answers

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U.S. Navy Lt. Victor Patrick (Pat) Buckley was 25 years old when he went missing in action during the Vietnam War. His plane was returning to the USS Hancock aircraft carrier on Dec.… Continue reading

A family changed forever: Honoring a brother killed in Vietnam

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Richard B. Murphy, known as Dick to all who knew him, was the second of ten children in a large Irish-Catholic family. They hailed from Norwood, Massachusetts where their dad was the police… Continue reading

VVMF presents granite from The Wall to Australian allies

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On Wednesday, Jan. 23 VVMF presented its Australian allies with granite from The Wall to recognize 100 years of mateship between the two countries and to thank them for their service during the… Continue reading

Emogene Cupp, Gold Star Mother, celebrates 99th birthday

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Emogene Cupp is a Gold Star Mother who lost her only son, U.S. Army Cpl. Robert Cupp, on June 6, 1968 when he stepped on a land mine in the Quang Tin Province… Continue reading

How the ‘In Memory’ program helped widow of Vietnam vet find peace after loss

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Betty Kelly lost her husband, Dennis A. Kelly, when he passed away from illnesses related to his exposure to Agent Orange in 2012. Dennis was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and… Continue reading

This is what a donation to VVMF goes to

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VVMF receives no government funding. When a donation is made to VVMF – it goes to programs that help us further our mission to honor those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam, preserve… Continue reading

The Army photographer behind the harrowing images of ‘Marines and Tet’

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John Olson was 19 years old when he set foot in Vietnam as a U.S. Army combat photographer for Stars and Stripes. Over the course of his time in-country, Olson covered the Tet… Continue reading

Commemorating 35 Years of Healing: A Look Back

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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

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