Family

New Group Forming at the Museum

Memorial Honoring Military Families Coming to Santa Fe

The Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center (MAMF) in Tijeras and the New Mexico National Guard Museum in Santa Fe are partnering together to create a unique memorial dedicated to America’s military families. Construction began on the memorial on November 10 on the National Guard Museum grounds and will continue over the […]

A Buck A Brat Dandelion Challenge

This was his America he came home to

by Maria Dunnam Childers First time my dad went to ‘Nam I just started Jr high…I remember having to write the paper about what we wanted for Christmas…(remembering thinking how dumb…our age group)so I wrote the only thing I wanted was my dad to come home for Christmas and how this would make the whole […]

I was just a kid

Kinike Bermudez ‪‪ IT was the beginning of the VIETNAM war and all military dependents HAD TO LEAVE ASAP! With 9 kids and my parents, my dad didn’t want to separate us on the COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS OUT ON SPACE A, so arrangements were made for our family to fly out in a PARATROOPER TRANSPORT! We […]

We had our ‘new normal’

By Jan Wertz Going thru my things now that I’ve  moved into my new place, I found these beggar’s beads.  Arranged with a central stone, similar to Catholic beads, these were sent to me by my father once he arrived in Vietnam.  For much of the next year, until Dad came home, whenever I needed […]

Two Memories…

by Gloria Sargent I remember the Christmas phone call with my Dad while he was in Nam. My Mom had to say “over” when we were finished speaking. We sang a Christmas song for Dad, and chatted a bit. It was a very big deal in an era when letters were cherished communication, and phone […]