Tag Archive: Washington

“I don’t want to forget Vietnam.”

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My name is John Hooker. I’m 64 years old. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 9, my parents and I moved to a farm in New London, Ohio, which… Continue reading

Help Us Find This Sailor

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On July 29, 1967 a devastating fire occurred aboard the USS Forrestal claiming the lives of 134 sailors and Marines, and injuring 161 others. At 10:50 a.m., during preparations for the second strike… Continue reading

My War Story

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This is the third installment of our Lessons From War series, but we’re doing it a little bit different this week. Let us know what you think. Two young men from the Bronx,… Continue reading

Farewell to a Dear Friend

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Vietnam veterans lost one of their biggest advocates on Tuesday. Carol Haberchak of Pittsburgh, Penn. passed away. She was 65. For the last three years, she sought out photos of the fallen heroes… Continue reading

The Grass is Always Greener at The Wall

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Scattered storms in the past couple of weeks have produced heavy rainfall totals and even isolated flooding in parts of the District, but Washington is not immune from the drought conditions affecting nearly… Continue reading

Storytellers in Training

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Stories need to be told. Thousands of stories of lives cut short are behind the 58,282 names etched on the granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And there are millions more of the veterans who… Continue reading

Closing the Gap

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Last week, the VVMF conference room was filled with teachers from across the country through a program with the Smithsonian EdLab. Their discussions included how to connect people to The Wall and how to… Continue reading

The Wall Still Touches All

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The Gladstone VFW Post 10906 recently supported The Wall That Heals when it came to North Kansas City, Mo. The event was very successful, engaging the veteran and Vietnamese communities in the area.… Continue reading

Lessons From War

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Today we’re launching our Lessons From War project that features interviews with prominent Americans who served during Vietnam or have other ties to the Vietnam War, as well as other military operations. Jan… Continue reading

Invisible Wounds Require Visible Support

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It’s hard to imagine what the top enlisted man in the Army and a 10-year-old girl have in common. On Thursday morning, those two joined many others to mark National PTSD Awareness Day… Continue reading