Tag Archive: Military

35 Movies about the Vietnam War and Era

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War has always impacted society and culture. The Vietnam War, one of the most divisive moments in US history, was no exception. More than 50 years since the Vietnam Era, its legacy and history continues… Continue reading

The Wall That Heals: A Slideshow

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Check out this slideshow of The Wall That Heals’ Nov. 6 – 12 stop in Auburn, Wash. Many thanks to Wally Fredell for putting the slideshow together! The video tells the story of… Continue reading

The Weight

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By Charlie Vallance …Some of them died. Some of them were not allowed to. —Bruce Weigl, “Elegy” The Band recorded the song “The Weight” in 1968. I arrived in Vietnam that same year… Continue reading

Memorials Need Tender Loving Care

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By Jan Scruggs When the American public goes to great places where history is remembered, not everyone thinks about all the work behind the scenes.  At places like our National Parks there is a… Continue reading

Honoring a Student; Honoring them all

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James Wright grew up in the small mining town of Galena, Ill. Galena was once known for its prosperous lead mines and still had a vigorous zinc-mining industry after World War II. Wright,… Continue reading

LESSONS FROM WAR WITH GEN. ODIERNO PART 2

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This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences concerned the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the second half… Continue reading

Lessons From War With Gen. Odierno Part 1

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This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences concerning the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the first half… Continue reading

Hometown Heroes: Morgan City, LA

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http://www.buildthecenter.org Vietnam Casualties from Louisiana – 884 New Orleans – 164 Shreveport – 54 Lake Charles – 25 Alexandria – 22 Monroe – 22 Morgan City – 8 Remembrances and Photographs Posted on… Continue reading