Category Archive: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Care For All

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They minister to those in need at home and on the battlefield. But first, they must reflect and understand themselves to help fellow soldiers, especially wounded warriors. Chaplains from the Army’s Clinical Pastoral… Continue reading

My War Story

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I was first sent to Vietnam in the summer of 1965 as a journalist. I stayed for 13 months, was wounded, then returned for four more reporting tours, the last in 1973 to… Continue reading

Healing Continues at The Wall

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“There’s a special bond among veterans because of shared service,” Ben Buckley said. “We still carry those values.” Buckley was speaking to a group of veterans on Wednesday at the apex of the… Continue reading

Brothers Go To War

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My father was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps and spent more than two years overseas mainly in the South Pacific. My uncles were all WWII veterans. I grew… Continue reading

Reading of The Names

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The Reading of the Names is a rare and incredibly special event. The last time all of the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was in 2007 for the… Continue reading

Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans and a Wall Volunteer

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One of VVMF’s volunteers is leading the 2012 Lake Forest Day Parade tomorrow. Paul Baffico, a Vietnam veteran, is leading the parade themed “Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans.” Read more about the parade… Continue reading

“I don’t want to forget Vietnam.”

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My name is John Hooker. I’m 64 years old. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 9, my parents and I moved to a farm in New London, Ohio, which… Continue reading

Help Us Find This Sailor

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On July 29, 1967 a devastating fire occurred aboard the USS Forrestal claiming the lives of 134 sailors and Marines, and injuring 161 others. At 10:50 a.m., during preparations for the second strike… Continue reading

My War Story

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This is the third installment of our Lessons From War series, but we’re doing it a little bit different this week. Let us know what you think. Two young men from the Bronx,… Continue reading

Farewell to a Dear Friend

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Vietnam veterans lost one of their biggest advocates on Tuesday. Carol Haberchak of Pittsburgh, Penn. passed away. She was 65. For the last three years, she sought out photos of the fallen heroes… Continue reading