Jan Scruggs is founder of the nation's Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. Vietnam War Stories are a way to discuss military service and the Memorial. Hear inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles from veterans. Each did what was asked of them by the nation -risking their lives. The effort for the Memorial had its beginning in his study of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder while getting a Masters Degree from American University. Scruggs continues to monitor the societal, spiritual and other impacts of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. He is Chairman of the Selective Service National Appeals Board and a Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. Learn more at www.janscruggs.com.
Englishman Finds Peace. His Journey Began At The Wall.
Mark Byford had a long and successful career with BBC. He began his career there after graduating from law school at Leeds England in 1979. He ended his 30 year career at BBC and moved on to other pursuits.While visiting Washington DC he went to see...
USMC Vet Became Chair of New York Stock Exchange
Marshall N Carter has a significant Legacy of Service in his family. His grandfather graduated from West Point in 1899. His father, a West Point Grad became a 3 Star Army General. After Marsh graduated from West Point in 1962, he decided to be a...
CBS News Morton Dean Helps Save Wounded Americans in Vietnam
Morton Dean wanted to see a MedEvac. He and his crew landed under enemy fire and left the same way! Years later he met up with the wounded soldiers he risked his life to evacuate.His Documentary American MedEvac is excellent!!
CEO Tells Story of Getting Groundbreaking Permit for Vietnam Vets Memorial Despite Opposition from Congress
Tom Shull was a US Army Captain working in the White House for President Reagan. He played a key role in getting the groundbreaking permit despite opposition from some people very dedicated to bringing an end to the now very popular design by Maya...
Combat Marine Finds Peace Through Catholic Faith
Bill Jayne was at KheSahn when the siege began in January 1968 as a Marine Squad Leader. The Marines were surrounded by thousands of North Vietnamese troops who were equipped with weapons including Mortars and Artillery. The base was hit nearly every...
Memories Of The Fallen- Items Left at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC
Since 1982 hundreds of thousands of items have been left at what veterans call "The Wall". This National Memorial has the names of those American troops who gave their lives fighting in Vietnam and is visited by 5 million people annually. Jan...
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The unspoken, finally spoken...
My father was in Vietnam and like many, did not speak about his experiences. How our men were treated upon returning home from war was and still is unforgivable. ...Standing in front of the Vietnam Memorial Wall brought tears to my eyes and I heaviness to my heart. I can now clearly see how deeply we were all affected by and continue to be affected by one generation who had to painfully endured their suffering in silence. Thank you for sharing your stories and thank you for dedicating years of your life to ensure that our fallen heroes will never be forgotten. ...You too will never ever be forgotten ❤️
Jan Scruggs—Story of the Wall
I have contemplated a thousand things to say but only one can do this great man justice.
Thank you Jan Scruggs