Tom Barney
Mark Alan Lovewell
In the nearly 10 years that one Island war memorial has been mothballed in the artist’s backyard, tens of thousands of American soldiers have been killed or wounded in controversial wars being fought far away. Veterans hospitals have been overrun, new names have been given to the traumas of those returning from foreign fronts, protest groups have formed, a President was elected promising to bring troops home, promising hope and healing. And still the memorial has stayed away from the Vineyard public.
Viet Nam War
Barney Zeitz
Phyllis Meras
With Memorial Day ap proaching, I am recalling a visit to Viet Nam last fall on which two U.S. Navy veterans of the war in Viet Nam were among my companions. As we visited city and countryside, we met Vietnamese veterans on street corners and in rice fields. Amazingly, bygones seemed to be bygones among veterans on both sides. Though the war is keenly remembered — particularly by those who have been affected by the Agent Orange that we dropped in the war — stoic acceptance appeared to be the norm.
Viet Nam War
Vanderhoop
Mark Alan Lovewell
Since last we celebrated a Memorial Day, Douglas E. Vanderhoop has become one of the highest decorated veterans in the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). In the annual Ute Tribe’s Fourth of July Pow Wow, Mr. Vanderhoop was initiated into the Red Feather Society, the highest military honor that can be bestowed upon indigenous tribal members in the United States and Canada.
Viet Nam War
Steve Myrick
Jack O'Callaghan and Choey Ray were together for eight months in 1968, into 1969, in Thailand during the Viet Nam war. But when deployment orders came down they lost touch for nearly half a century.
Profiles
Viet Nam War
Steve Myrick
The Marthas’s Vineyard Seacoast Defence Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), sponsored the wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Edgartown courthouse Monday.
Veterans
Daughters of the American Revolution
Viet Nam War
Steve Myrick
In an epic 18-hour documentary series, filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the Viet Nam War.
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
Viet Nam War
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Gazette's Tuesdays in the Newsroom series will feature a discussion with various Island veterans of the Viet Nam War.
Tuesdays in the Newsroom
Vineyard Gazette
Viet Nam War
Julia Wells
Four Islanders who are Vietnam War veterans spoke frankly and movingly in the Gazette newsroom last week about their experiences in an unpopular war that divided the country.
Viet Nam War
Tuesdays in the Newsroom

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