Tag Archive: Washington

A Father Lost

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Two sisters lost their father in Vietnam in 1968. They were very young and never really knew their father. Crystal Lawrence Hood and Deborah Lawrence share with us their stories about their father… Continue reading

A Final Wish

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A community helped give a dying man his final wish. Dennis Hall of Oklahoma served in Vietnam from 1969-1970 with a Duster unit. The Duster was a nickname for the M42 40mm self-propelled… Continue reading

My War Story

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This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences during the Vietnam War. Allan Hoe was born in Hawaii and his ancestors go back to… Continue reading

Dreams of Mountains

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By John Shoemaker I stared out the tall terminal windows at the Zurich airport in Switzerland and looked down the long runway and then glanced over to the mountains that surround it. The… Continue reading

Care For All

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They minister to those in need at home and on the battlefield. But first, they must reflect and understand themselves to help fellow soldiers, especially wounded warriors. Chaplains from the Army’s Clinical Pastoral… Continue reading

My War Story

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I was first sent to Vietnam in the summer of 1965 as a journalist. I stayed for 13 months, was wounded, then returned for four more reporting tours, the last in 1973 to… Continue reading

Healing Continues at The Wall

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“There’s a special bond among veterans because of shared service,” Ben Buckley said. “We still carry those values.” Buckley was speaking to a group of veterans on Wednesday at the apex of the… Continue reading

Brothers Go To War

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My father was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps and spent more than two years overseas mainly in the South Pacific. My uncles were all WWII veterans. I grew… Continue reading

Reading of The Names

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The Reading of the Names is a rare and incredibly special event. The last time all of the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was in 2007 for the… Continue reading

Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans and a Wall Volunteer

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One of VVMF’s volunteers is leading the 2012 Lake Forest Day Parade tomorrow. Paul Baffico, a Vietnam veteran, is leading the parade themed “Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans.” Read more about the parade… Continue reading