Memories

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 […]

A Buck A Brat Dandelion Challenge

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 […]

Fear at Dong Ha

  By   Samuel J. Hall I had been to Da Nang, Vietnam the prior year. It wasn’t too bad. Now it was 1967. It was my second tour. Our camp was up by the Demilitarized Zone. Dong Ha was only eleven miles south of the DMZ. We were working all over the area south of […]