Tag Archive: VVMF

Middle Schoolers Honor Vietnam Heroes


The Vietnam War often gets just a small mention in middle school history books. For most 12 and 13 year olds, the war seems to exist in the distant past, with no effect… Continue reading

The Wall That Heals Begins 2013 Tour


The Wall That Heals began a promising 2013 nation-wide tour with a desperately cold snow storm in Columbus, Ohio on March 24. Despite the freezing temperatures and winter storm, over 400 people made… Continue reading

Women in Wartime: A Nurse Remembers


By Diane Carlson Evans  My plane touched down in Vietnam on August 2, 1968. The blast of heat and the smell of jet fuel hit me first, then the sight of GIs with MI6s… Continue reading

The Mission To Find Utah’s Heroes


By Jan C. Scruggs Mormons have seen combat in the military since the Mexican American War and indeed eleven have received the Medal of Honor. I had a Mormon friend while serving in… Continue reading

Remembering High School Friends


One night when Charles Hawkins and his friends were young and living in Minneapolis, the young men heard the screeching of tires outside his house. They raced out to see their friend Terry… Continue reading

A Widow Remembers


http://www.youtube.com/user/VVMFEducationCenter?feature=mhee During Black History Month, VVMF honors Sgt. 1st Class Howard Lee Early, USA. He was killed on Feb. 19, 1969. Early is dearly missed by his widow, and President of Gold Star… Continue reading

Finishing a brother’s life’s work


The number of names on The Wall is a small percentage of the number of lives affected by the Vietnam War. Countless Vietnam veterans have died since the end of the war of… Continue reading

Honoring heroes; from the Civil War to the present


Jake Paltzer has the name of every man and woman from Outagamie County, Wis. who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces from the Civil War through today. He has memorialized… Continue reading

Honoring a Student; Honoring them all


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



This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences concerned the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the second half… Continue reading

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