Tag Archive: Agent Orange

Left at The Wall: Prosthetic leg symbolizes the lingering toll of war

by

After the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was built, visitors began unexpectedly leaving items of remembrance as a way of honoring those who served. Since the dedication of The Wall in 1982,… Continue reading

My Dad and Agent Orange: Why it’s personal to me

by

This blog post was written by Heidi Zimmerman I want to share with you why this Agent Orange Awareness Day is personal to me. My Dad served our country proudly in the United… Continue reading

Shedding candlelight on Agent Orange awareness

by

The Vietnam War officially ended 45 years ago, but for many veterans the fighting continued after they got home. Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam has claimed the lives of an estimated 300,000… Continue reading

‘Wonderful family men’: Honoring brothers, dad who died due to exposure to Agent Orange

by

Steven Wright grew up the youngest of three siblings. He constantly looked up to his two older brothers, Pat and Terry.  All three were very close – all three looked after the other.… Continue reading

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

by

Betty Kelly lost her husband, Dennis A. Kelly, on April 23, 2012. He passed away from illnesses due to his exposure to Agent Orange. Dennis was as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine… Continue reading

A mighty spirit: Dad remembered for amazing strength in face of complications from Agent Orange exposure

by

You could tell Leo was surrounded by love by watching the smiles on his children’s faces at In Memory Day on June 17, 2017. His three daughters stood next to each other, faces… Continue reading

5 quotes from families about what the In Memory Day Ceremony meant to them

by

  The families and friends who come together at the annual In Memory Day Ceremony on the National Mall are dedicated to honoring the memory of their loved ones who died from service-connected… Continue reading

‘Proud to call him dad’: Son to honor father who lost battle with PTSD

by

  “I only have a few memories of my dad because I was only 5 years old when he took his life.”   David Allen Freier knows very little about his father of… Continue reading

They Served Together: Brother honored after losing battle to Agent Orange-related cancer

by

Herman Downs was born in Akron, Ohio on September 25, 1947. A graduate of Akron Garfield High School, he was the third of five children. Upon graduation, Herman followed in his older brother’s… Continue reading

Bernie Friel: Quiet Man and Humble Hero

by

Written by Ann Friel     Prelude This is the story of someone I have known and loved for most of my life, my little brother, Bernie. A very proud Marine, Sergeant Bernard… Continue reading