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Vietnam Memorial post

Today, I want to take a moment and honor a cousin of mine who was KIA during the Vietnam War at the age of 19. Gene was my mother’s first cousin and one of 14 kids. 384 more words

An Inside Look At One Man’s 6-Year Struggle As A Vietnam POW

From the Task and Purpose website

Its account of the infamous “rope torture” is extremely vivid, and will make any reader wonder how he could withstand it for minutes, let alone hours.

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Week 19 (Sam): The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

Reader: Sam

Topic #14: Read a book about war

Book: The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (1990)

“They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.” 1,122 more words

Retracing steps to Vietnam

In my closet there are several plastic bins filled with photos, letters, and documents that are a record of my enlistment in the United States Air Force, and more importantly, a record of two tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict.   422 more words

Air War In Vietnam

"The Responsibility of Intellectuals" - Noam Chomsky (1967)

“‘The Responsibility of Intellectuals’ is an essay by the American academic Noam Chomsky which was published as a special supplement by The New York Review of Books… 190 more words

Vietnam War


One of my most memorable family trips was when we ventured on a bus tour to Washington, DC. Rob and Denise Dunbar, our friends, organized the trip and one of the highlights was a tour of the White House. 625 more words

American Culture

Traveling Memorial Wall Honors Soldiers Who Served In Vietnam

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A special tribute to American veterans who served in the Vietnam War is taking shape in Fort Collins.

The city is hosting a traveling memorial wall at the Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado that honors soldiers who died in the war. 134 more words