Category Archive: Vietnam Veterans

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

Nurse given chance to honor patient who lost his life in Vietnam

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Last week VVMF hosted the Reading of The Names for The Wall’s 35th Anniversary. All 58,318 names on The Wall were read by volunteers, fellow veterans, and family members. Each name took on… Continue reading

Why I Read: For My Fallen Buddies Who Are “Always On My Mind”

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James Kiley has come to Washington, D.C. to read the names of the men who served with him in the Vietnam War but did not return. Participating in this year’s Reading of the… Continue reading

Still a hero 50 years later: 1st Lt. Robert S. Byrnes

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February 9, 2018 will mark 50 years since U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert S. Byrnes was killed in action during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. Sadly, just one month prior, on January… Continue reading

7 powerful quotes about the impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a fitting tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. As of Memorial Day 2017, 58,318 names are inscribed in… Continue reading

Q&A with Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about ‘The Vietnam War’

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The 2017 Memorial Day Observance at The Wall is set for May 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The keynote speakers for the ceremony are filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Burns and Novick worked… 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