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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 […]

Mary Cohoe to be a part of MAMF program on November 14th at Explora.

Mary Cohoe, who is featured in this article (click link) will be  at the Explora Museum in Albuquerque on November 14, 2015. WHAT: A Touch of Home:   See a trailer here       WHERE:          WHEN: 11/14/2015  from 11:00-5:00  

DOUGHNUT DOLLIES IN VIETNAM – A VETERANS DAY SALUTE BY THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY MUSEUM (MAMF), THE RED CROSS, AND EXPLORA

For additional information: Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, MAMF Executive Director, 505-504-6830. “We can make them smile, but we can’t keep them alive,” was a mantra for some 600 young women who went to Vietnam in the late 1960s as the famous “Doughnut Dollies” sent by the Red Cross as a morale booster for U.S. soldiers […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 9, 2015

For Additional Information Dr. Allen Dale Olson militaryfamilymuseum@comcast.net (505) 400-3849   MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY & LEARNING CENTER (MAMF) LOCATES AT BATAAN MILITARY ACADEMY (BMA)  Groups Call Move a “Good Fit” Albuquerque, NM – An Albuquerque charter school has just joined forces with the only museum in the country dedicated to the collection […]

***The 3417 project, Dog Tags, and TWO ten year old Brats!

by Willy Boroski ….At The Texas Vietnam Memorial celebrating the 3,417 Texas Soldiers who died in Vietnam on 3,417 dog tags! The LBJ Library, Austin, Tx A large room with marble floors, My son couldn’t resist but to touch the dog tags, and Oh My did it chime! Like the sound of tears clanging together…. […]

Invisible Soldier

Story: VA Historian Since people first began to write thousands of years ago, the sights, sounds, smells, textures, horrors, and consequence of war have been impressed in the minds and memories of millions, including soldiers and sailors, all over the world. No matter what country, heritage, or bloodline of origin, every war has had among […]

Liberation

Liberation

Originally posted on Tell It Slant Mama:
Forty years ago today, Saigon fell.  It is a date engraved upon the hearts of many Vietnamese people, as well as many veterans. If you were old enough to remember, the images of helicopters, crying people with outreached hands, and flames are forever linked to this date. It…