Tag Archive: Vietnam

Warriors: Their Stories

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When we talk about Vietnam, who do we hear it from? In the sixties, not only was Vietnam brought to you by photojournalists who reported on the front lines, but this news was… Continue reading

Honoring those who paid the ultimate price

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 What does Memorial Day mean to you? How do you commemorate the day?   Memorial Day – a day we remember those Americans who died in active military service. While we honor and… Continue reading

Stories of Service: Joe Mendoza

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By Joe Mendoza, who served August 1967-July 1969, in the Army. I volunteered for the Draft as I felt that I needed to do my part and duty for our country.  I was trained… Continue reading

Stories of Service: Phil Elsner

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My service started when I went to Coney Island and I saw a Navy recruiting officer. Since I was 21, I went in and I enlisted. That was June, 1964. I was told to report on August fourth and I went into the city by… Continue reading

The Weight

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By Charlie Vallance …Some of them died. Some of them were not allowed to. —Bruce Weigl, “Elegy” The Band recorded the song “The Weight” in 1968. I arrived in Vietnam that same year… Continue reading

Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks American Servicemembers

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For those who believe that the Vietnam War was a futile effort; look no further than Huong Le. An immigrant from Vietnam, Huong’s father brought her to the United States because he believed… Continue reading

Honoring a Student; Honoring them all

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James Wright grew up in the small mining town of Galena, Ill. Galena was once known for its prosperous lead mines and still had a vigorous zinc-mining industry after World War II. Wright,… Continue reading

Sponsoring Names on The Wall

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By Colonel David A. Napoliello, USA (Ret.) The five men on The Wall that my wife and I have chosen to sponsor as part of the Faces Never Forgotten program lived varied lives… Continue reading

Dustoff Medic Remembers Vietnam

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By Neal Stanley It seems like maybe only two years ago I was running to my chopper…putting on my flak jacket and flight helmet….untying the main rotor blade….watching the engine compartment for fire… Continue reading

Veteran To Honor His Fallen High School Classmates

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Of the seven young men who went to fight in Vietnam from R. L. Turner High School class of 1967 in Carrollton, Texas, Michael Johnson was the only one to come back. “I… Continue reading