Tag Archive: Put a face to name

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center

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Waynesboro veteran Michael Harris is leading local efforts to recognize the 22 service members from the Augusta County, Va. area whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Harris… 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

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

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

Storytellers in Training

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Stories need to be told. Thousands of stories of lives cut short are behind the 58,282 names etched on the granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And there are millions more of the veterans who… Continue reading

Closing the Gap

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Last week, the VVMF conference room was filled with teachers from across the country through a program with the Smithsonian EdLab. Their discussions included how to connect people to The Wall and how to… Continue reading

Lessons From War

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Today we’re launching our Lessons From War project that features interviews with prominent Americans who served during Vietnam or have other ties to the Vietnam War, as well as other military operations. Jan… Continue reading

The Can Do Spirit of Maui

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By Jan C. Scruggs Janna Hoehn is a petite, determined woman from California. She and her family have lived on the Island of Maui for more than 20  years. She is active in… Continue reading

Father’s Day Ceremony Creates Community Among Strangers

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“You look like you need a hug. I don’t know you, but you look like you need a hug.” The women, strangers, share a teary embrace at The Wall. “I miss my dad,”… Continue reading

A Welcome Home for America’s Soldiers in 2014

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by Jan C. Scruggs America has been at war since 2001. Even though only a small percentage of the American population has been busy with the fighting, more than 30,000 have been wounded and… Continue reading