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A Message to the Latest Generation of Gold Star Children

A Son’s Reflection at ‘The Wall’

By General George W. Casey, Jr. The first time I saw the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, it took my breath away as  I struggled with the scope of the loss that it represented for our family and  for our Country. My father’s name is on The Wall, on the 126th line of panel 9-W. He was  […]

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‘…when I first understood the meaning of love’ – a tribute to my mother.

By Cammie Geoghegan Olson, 2011  Long forgotten and recently found pictures of my parents- on their wedding day, honeymoon and early years of my childhood- combined with an interview I heard of a Navy Seal widow being asked “What will you tell your children about their father?” compelled me to explore when I first understood […]

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50 years after start of Vietnam War, US presses to recover remains

50 years after start of Vietnam War, US presses to recover remains

By WYATT OLSON Stars and Stripes Published: May 19, 2012 _______________________________________ U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Zachary Eldred screens soil removed from a stream bed while conducting recovery operations in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam March 12, 2012. Eldred is an explosives ordnance disposal technician temporarily assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command as an […]

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