Tag Archive: Vietnam Veterans

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

In the Service of Others

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Yesterday at The Wall, we met a young veteran who is about to undertake a 5-month hike in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness among veterans. Zach Day started following us on… Continue reading

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

Always Remembered

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A new In Memory Plaque was installed near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial today. The plaque is dedicated to those who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not… 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

Perot Gets a Nod

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After completing his service in the U.S. Navy, Ross Perot continued to involve himself in military issues and often offered to help wounded service members, especially those in the Special Operations community. He… Continue reading