A ribbon-cutting on Memorial Day marked the official reopening of the Philadelphia memorial, which had fallen into disrepair after suffering years of vandalism.
On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.
The desperate dash for the last helicopter out of Saigon is etched in memory. The year was 1975 and the Vietnam War was ending in chaos.
The Army seemed like a good place for Robert Toporek. In 1965, he was an 18-year-old high school drop-out who’d never even heard of Vietnam.
Many US military veterans make pilgrimages to the places where they once served. Some are surprised to see how much things have changed.
A disabled veteran from the Vietnam War era has a new piece of equipment to help him train for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games which will be held in Philadelphia for the first time next month.
Ask someone about the most important year of the tumultuous ’60s and it’ll probably come down to either 1963 or 1968. But author Byron Williams has made his choice.
The Department of Defense said Friday that the remains of three Pennsylvania airmen missing from the Vietnam War and World War II have been identified and returned to their families for burial.
It’s a solemn hero’s welcome 45 years in the making, and a bittersweet day for those who knew Major Louis Guillermin.
The traveling Vietnam Memorial, “The Wall That Heals,” was escorted into town by the Nam Knights, a motorcycle club honoring fallen veterans and police officers.
The Bell “Huey” is a helicopter that Vietnam vets are very familiar with. It will be part of the National Constitution Center’s exhibit about the year 1968.
There is a number of Veteran’s Day ceremonies planned Monday in the region including here in Philadelphia. Three of them are in the Society Hill neighborhood.
The 14 chaplains served their country in World War II, in Cold War conflicts, and during the Vietnam era.
It was part of a national program called “House of Heroes.”
It’s been a long time coming, but a Pennsylvania man, who was killed while rescuing three men during the Vietnam War, is receiving the Medal of Honor.