Tag Archive: The Wall

From Normandy to Binh Ba to Arlington

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Today is the anniversary of the D-Day campaign during World War II. More than 9,000 Allied troops were killed or wounded during the landing at Normandy, France. Twenty-five years later, a battle raged… Continue reading

Vietnam Diaries Return Home. A Photo Lives On.

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It’s been 50 years since the beginning of the Vietnam War. Though the battles may have ended, the war’s legacy lives on. Just this week, letters written by American and Vietnamese soldiers during… Continue reading

A Day to Remember

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In the years following the Civil War, towns and cities began holding springtime tributes to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. The war between the states had… Continue reading

A Prayer for Peace

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Fifty years ago, a war was underway thousands of miles away. Families were sacrificing and troops were giving the ultimate sacrifice. A president asked the nation for understanding, to honor the fallen and… Continue reading

Memories Live On

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This Memorial Day will be especially poignant for Flora Brooks. Earlier this month, her husband’s name was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On Monday, he will be honored again as part of… Continue reading

Lost Back End Crew Families Come Together at The Wall

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Walter Allan Linzy lied about his age and enlisted at 16-years-old. He served in Europe, the North Atlantic and the Pacific during World War II, served in Korea and in Vietnam. He joined… Continue reading

VVMF to Welcome President Obama to The Wall

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The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Connections at The Wall

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Mothers Day held special meaning on Sunday as we honored the 10 names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this year and also the 12 status changes. Many of the families traveled from… Continue reading

A Simple Salute

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By Jan C. Scruggs Many stories were shared during two recent VVMF events in Kentucky. But some stand out. For one Vietnam veteran, decorations, awards and recognition weren’t his greatest honors. It was… Continue reading

A Vietnam Veteran Finally being Awarded a Bronze Star

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In 1970, Antonio Martinez was sent to a hilltop in the Duc Pho area of Vietnam. He and other members of Company B, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division… Continue reading