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Stars and Stripes: A wash to honor fathers’ sacrifice: Families gather for a cleaning of the Wall

By Heath Druzin Stars and Stripes Published: June 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — For years, Patty Lee didn’t speak about her father; her mother never discussed him with her six children. But Sgt. 1st Class Delbert C. Totty hadn’t done anything wrong. The unspoken truth was that he was killed in action in Vietnam when Lee […]

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Father’s Day: Gold Star ‘Sons and Daughters’ wash ‘The Wall’

Watch Fathers Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on PBS. See more from National Memorial Day Concert. 987zzz321 987zzz321

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Vietnam 2003: Why the historic SDIT to Vietnam still matters today and in the future…

Ten years ago – March 17, 2003 – more than 50 American Gold Star “sons and daughters” who lost their fathers in the Vietnam War stood in the Singapore International Airport, watching on television as President Bush warned Saddam Hussein that failure to leave Baghdad would result in military action against his regime.

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