Tag Archive: Washington

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

Connections at The Wall

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Mothers Day held special meaning on Sunday as we honored the 10 names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this year and also the 12 status changes. Many of the families traveled from… Continue reading

A Vietnam Veteran Finally being Awarded a Bronze Star

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In 1970, Antonio Martinez was sent to a hilltop in the Duc Pho area of Vietnam. He and other members of Company B, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division… Continue reading

The Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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by Jan C. Scruggs On Monday 26 March 2012, we will commemorate the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  The groundbreaking occurred in 1982 on a cold and windy day when one hundred veterans with shovels all turned the earth in… Continue reading

GUEST BLOG POST: “The Healing Power of the Wall some 42 years later”

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 by Bill Shugarts It was an unusually warm, Spring like day, March 1st at the Wall.  While working in the mid-morning hours, a gentleman came up to me and asked if I was… Continue reading

ON THE ROAD – HONORING THE FALLEN

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 by Jan C. Scruggs The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund now has over 30,000 photographs of the soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam. We need these photographs to display in the Education Center… Continue reading

The Price for Your Dog Tag Has Already Been Paid

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By Jan Scruggs The political season is in full swing nationwide.  This election will be contentious and divisive…and guess what?  They all are.  Opposing sides use their most scathing rhetoric against each other… Continue reading

Conspicuous Heroism Celebrated Here

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By Jan C. Scruggs Crowds are flocking to see “Redtails”, a great action movie currently in theaters with enough aerial combat and excitement to keep anyone on the edge of their seats. The… Continue reading