Tag Archive: The Wall

Volunteers Give Their All

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On Saturday, a very special group gathered at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington. Among them, they have a number of service medals, decades of military service, funny stories and stories to tell… Continue reading

My War Story

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This latest installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences during the Vietnam War. Barry McCaffrey is president of BR McCaffrey Associates LLC.… Continue reading

Remembering the ‘Grunt Padre’

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Tuesday night, I and another VVMF staffer attended the memorial Mass for Father Vincent Robert Capodanno at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  The Mass was in honor of… Continue reading

A Father Lost

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Two sisters lost their father in Vietnam in 1968. They were very young and never really knew their father. Crystal Lawrence Hood and Deborah Lawrence share with us their stories about their father… Continue reading

Former Military Advisors Reflect on Vietnam at Pentagon

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For this installment of the Lessons from War series, we thought we’d share this article with you from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office. These retired officers, as well as… Continue reading

A Final Wish

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A community helped give a dying man his final wish. Dennis Hall of Oklahoma served in Vietnam from 1969-1970 with a Duster unit. The Duster was a nickname for the M42 40mm self-propelled… Continue reading

My War Story

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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 during the Vietnam War. Allan Hoe was born in Hawaii and his ancestors go back to… Continue reading

We’ve Lost a Journalism Giant from Vietnam Era

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The nation has lost another of those who covered the Vietnam War from the front lines. Iver Peterson died earlier this month at age 70. He was a reporter for the New York… Continue reading

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