Articles Related to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Chapter 1036 Completes Photo Search

September 22, 2018

 VVA Chapter 1036 in The Villages, Fla., announced that it has finally located photos for every one of Florida’s 778 fallen heroes. The photos can be viewed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) website, www.vvmf.org/wall-of-faces.…

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Dan Gannon stands near the Iowa Vietnam War Monument where he helped place a plaque honoring soldiers who returned from war but died as a result of their service. Michael Zamora/The Register

Agent Orange Symposium and Veterans Memorial Honors the Forgotten

April 28, 2016

Dan Gannon, a Vietnam veteran who has triumphed in the battlefields of PTSD, is now fighting to bring honor to Iowa soldiers who have died from injuries and illnesses related to their service.  Veterans who…

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'American Boys' Wins Big Book Honor

October 15, 2015

  Journalist Louise Esola 's book, American Boys , which we reviewed on The VVA Veteran 's Books in Review II page back in January, has been named the grand prize winner of the Writer's Digest…

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Harley Tracks by Mike Rinowski

August 17, 2015

  If you like motorcycles, Harley Tracks: Across Vietnam to the Wall   (Tracks Press, 263 pp., $29.95) has to be your next book. True to his subtitle, author Mike Rinowski describes practically every mile of…

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Maya Lin Receives Gish Prize

March 16, 2015

Maya Lin---he artist, sculptor and environmental artist best known as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial---received the 21st annual $300, 000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in November. The prestigious award recognizes architects, musicians, playwrights, directors,…

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Scruggs to Step Down at VVMF

February 26, 2015

Jan Scruggs, the former Vietnam War infantryman who spearheaded the effort to built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington---and who has headed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for many years---has announced that he is stepping…

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The Secret of Hoa Sen by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

January 9, 2015

Nguyen Phan Que Mai, the author of The Secret of Hoa Sen  (BOA Editions, 208 pp., $16, paper), was born in 1973 in a small village in what was then North Vietnam. She has published many…

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The Wall: The 'Greatest' Modern American Memorial

July 9, 2014

The current issue of The New Yorker contains a long, informative article by Adam Gopnik on the new New York City 9/11 Memorial Museum. In it, Gopnik---the magazine's noted art critic---goes over the history of…

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All They Left Behind by Lisa A. Lark

December 27, 2012

All They Left Behind: Legacies of the Men and Women on The Wall (M.T. Publishing, 120 pp., $37.50) is a tribute to sixty-one American servicemen and women who died in the Vietnam War. This handsomely…

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VVMF Looking For In-Country Photos & Artwork by Vietnam Veterans

April 3, 2012

Our friends at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C., are working on a book project in honor of the 30th anniversary of the dedication of The Wall this fall. The book will include photos taken…

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