March 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Ohio Honors Vietnam Veterans

Ohio, probably like many other states, will honor Vietnam Veterans this week.  This coincides with the 40th anniversary of the end of American involvement in the Vietnam War.

The festivities will include "The Wall that Heals" from Washington, D.C., panel discussions, special ceremonies and more.  The goal of the four days is this:  To finally (and properly) welcome Vietnam Veterans home and thank them for their…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on March 26, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments

Attention Army Veterans! A place built on soldiers' stories

Did you know that there is a National Museum of the…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on March 19, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ok, here goes.. While in Danang at ASP#1( ammunition supply point) in '71. We were moving artillery shells around to get the oldest out in front for first pickup. I was spotting for the forklift driv…

Ok, here goes.. While in Danang at ASP#1( ammunition supply point) in '71. We were moving artillery shells around to get the oldest out in front for first pickup. I was spotting for the forklift driver and he came roaring in(he had 8-9 months there) and knew what he was doing. His brakes gave out and he threw it reverse and I jumped out of the way. My rt. leg went up when I jumped and the blade of the forklift hit my shin and pined against a pallet of 155-mm shells. Needless to say, my…

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Added by Jeff Wenum on March 10, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Did you ever have an injury or surgery while in the military?

In a blog post a while back, I asked if you, the kind reader, had ever been sick while in the military.



I have a new yet related question for you: Were you ever injured or did you ever have surgery while serving? Now I don't necessarily mean combat injured, although that's fine if you want to share about that. What was it like? How did it affect your duty?



I mean things like a broken arm, surgery for any reason, or any other medical issue that required a long recovery or… Continue

Added by Claudia Bartow on March 3, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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