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Commerce City's Memorial Day Parade Featured 3 Grand Marshals

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Commerce City honored Memorial Day with its parade on Monday.

More than 100 organizations joined the 1 ½-mile parade. This year the parade had three grand marshals — Raymond Brionez, a World War II veteran; Homero Lopez, a Vietnam War veteran; and Arthur Saiz, who served 36 years in the Army. 121 more words


Profiles in Courage: "He Was One Of Us"

Not sure if any of you caught this story last night on ABC News, but it was a good’un.

It is stories like this that as a historian and veteran, I absolutely love to learn about, mostly because you won’t find it in any official history books. 477 more words

Military History

No Apology by Richard Foerster


No Apology: A REMF Draftee’s Tour of Duty in Vietnam by Richard D. Foerster (Lulu Press, 65 pp., $25.80, paper, $20, e book) is a clearly written, brief account of the author’s experiences in the Vietnam War where he served from August 1968 to June 1969. 398 more words


RIP Roland Vincent Jager, Jr.

Earlier this Memorial Day morning a friend posted a link on Facebook to a Vietnam War Memorial page listing all those who died in that ugly war. 484 more words

North Dakota

"We live lives worthy of their sacrifices:" Memorial Day ceremony honors those who served our nation

MILWAUKEE — Hundreds paid their respects to the fallen at Wood National Cemetery on Memorial Day. This year, one special group of veterans in particular was honored. 342 more words


Shrine for Don


“king of the gods” in high school,

caped with scepter in hand, a gentle smile,

the basketball star in our tiny world,

at 21, a lieutenant in Vietnam. 69 more words

Poems & Photographs

Memorial planned for Hmong and Lao veterans of Vietnam War

WAUSAU — A memorial is being dedicated in Wausau to honor Hmong and Lao veterans who supported the United States during the Vietnam War.

The granite and bronze memorial weighs more than 20 tons and depicts two Hmong soldiers supporting a U.S. 89 more words