Category Archive: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Angels of War: A Vietnam Nurse

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“I learned so many lessons, but it took me years to put them into words or concrete thoughts. Vietnam hardened me.” One tour in Vietnam was more than enough for Janis Nark, who served as… Continue reading

Honoring Vietnam Heroes on Medal of Honor Day

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On this Medal of Honor Day, we honor our nation’s bravest and most courageous veterans. The Medal of Honor is the highest distinction that can be awarded by the President of the United States,… Continue reading

50 Years Later, Vietnam Still Matters

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March 8, 2015 marked 50 years since the first brigade-strength U.S. Marine unit arrived in Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, nearly 5,000 Marines from the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade landed to defend the American air… Continue reading

Items Left at The Wall Tell Stories of Healing, Loss

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The Wall has become a sacred place where millions have come to reflect, remember, and heal from a war that is still affecting a nation today. Many are moved to leave items for the… Continue reading

Founder of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Announces Retirement

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Jan C. Scruggs, the Vietnam veteran who led the movement to build The Wall and established the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), has announced his retirement. On June 30, 2015, Scruggs will step down… Continue reading

Veterans teach realities of war to next generation

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On Oct. 15th, VVMF volunteers Jerry Martin and Joel Chase visited students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School to give first-person narratives on Vietnam and to discuss the book The Things They Carried.  Student Zachary… Continue reading

Vinh Long Outlaws reunite 50 years after deployment

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(Bio credit/Vinh Long Outlaws)The Vinh Long Outlaws Association  was formed from personnel previously assigned to aviation units with lineage to the original and all succeeding Outlaws,Mavericks (later called Bushwhackers), and Roadrunners that deployed… Continue reading

‘Goodnight Saigon’ brings recognition to U.S. veterans

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Co-written by Lois O’Connor and Mike Mc Mahon On Saturday, July 26th Billy Joel played for a sold-out concert at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The week of the concert, VVMF was contacted… Continue reading

Georgia Students Honor Veterans Through Service Project

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Meet Stephen Quesinberry, an eleventh grade teacher and Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School in Georgia. Stephen has been involved with VVMF for a number of years, and… Continue reading

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

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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