Tag Archive: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Nurse given chance to honor patient who lost his life in Vietnam

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Last week VVMF hosted the Reading of The Names for The Wall’s 35th Anniversary. All 58,318 names on The Wall were read by volunteers, fellow veterans, and family members. Each name took on… Continue reading

Why I Read: Engaged to Be Married, A Future Lost

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Joyce Washburn met Dennis “Denny” Lobbezoo in a high school history class in Grand Rapids in 1966. They would do their homework together. He worked at the bowling alley and she would just… Continue reading

Why I Read: For My Fallen Buddies Who Are “Always On My Mind”

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James Kiley has come to Washington, D.C. to read the names of the men who served with him in the Vietnam War but did not return. Participating in this year’s Reading of the… Continue reading

Why I Read: A father MIA and a family changed forever

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November 7 is the first day of the Reading of the Names, part of The Wall’s 35th Anniversary Commemoration. The 58,318 names inscribed on the memorial will be read aloud. Chief Master Sergeant… Continue reading

Bill Shugarts is the 2017 Libby Hatch Volunteer Recognition Award Recipient

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The Libby Hatch award is annually awarded to a volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This year’s Libby Hatch Award recipient is Bill Shugarts.… Continue reading

Remembering Marine veteran whose 30-year military career ended as a POW in Vietnam

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  Having a family member serve in the U.S. military during wartime can be a nerve wracking and emotional experience. John Wertz’s family is no stranger to this. Wertz’s grandfather, John Frederick Jr.,… Continue reading

Daughter longs for closure 49 years after father went missing in action

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This October 28th will mark 49 years since Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Stonebraker left Udorn Airfield in Thailand on a solo night reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam and never returned. For his daughter,… Continue reading

7 powerful quotes about the impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a fitting tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. As of Memorial Day 2017, 58,318 names are inscribed in… Continue reading

Five service members accounted for from Vietnam War now have statuses changed on The Wall

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Beside each name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a symbol designating status. The diamond symbol denotes a service member’s death is confirmed. The cross represents a service member remains missing. When a… Continue reading

Three names added to The Wall in 2017

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Each spring, VVMF works with the Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that The Wall is accurate. When MIAs are recovered in Vietnam or when an appeal has been approved for addition to… Continue reading