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(Mayor Nutter, third from right, joins in a ribbon-cutting to officially reopen the city's Vietnam War memorial after a seven-year makeover.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Philadelphia’s Vietnam Memorial Rededicated After Seven-Year Makeover

A ribbon-cutting on Memorial Day marked the official reopening of the Philadelphia memorial, which had fallen into disrepair after suffering years of vandalism.

05/25/2015

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/24/2015

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KYW Flashback: “Little Saigon”

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.

05/11/2015

After receiving a fresh supply of ammunition and water flown in by helicopter, men of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade continue on a jungle 'Search and Destroy' patrol in Phuc Tuy Province, Vietnam, June 1966. An armored personnel carrier provides security on the landing zone in the background. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On The 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Ground Troops Landing In Vietnam, A Philadelphia Veteran Remembers

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.

05/05/2015

(Richard Maloney, the former KYW Newsradio reporter and military veteran, visits the US Navy submarine base at New London, Conn.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Memories of Military Service

Many US military veterans make pilgrimages to the places where they once served. Some are surprised to see how much things have changed.

11/06/2014

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Disabled Vet Receives New Bike To Help Train For Wheelchair Games

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.

07/02/2014

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50 Years Later, New Book Marks 1963 As A Most Pivotal Year in US History

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.

10/19/2013

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Remains Of 3 Missing Pa. Airmen Returned

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.

10/11/2013

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Vietnam War Soldier’s Remains Finally Returned To Philadelphia Area

It’s a solemn hero’s welcome 45 years in the making, and a bittersweet day for those who knew Major Louis Guillermin.

10/04/2013

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Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Visits Mt. Laurel, NJ

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.

06/04/2013

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Vietnam Vets Reenlist For a Day of Volunteer Copter-Building at Constitution Center

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.

05/31/2013

(credit: Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio)

Multiple Veteran’s Day Ceremonies To Take Place In Philadelphia

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.

11/10/2012

(The top of the plaque reads, "Dedicated to the Jewish chaplains who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.  May the memory of those who perished while in service be a blessing."  Photo credit: Mark Abrams)

Jewish Museum in Philadelphia Honors Fallen Jewish US Military Chaplains

The 14 chaplains served their country in World War II, in Cold War conflicts, and during the Vietnam era.

10/18/2011

(James and Vanessa Berry stand outside their Germantown home as volunteers from "House of Heroes" perform needed repairs inside.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Army Vet In Philadelphia Gets Help With Home Repair Needs

It was part of a national program called “House of Heroes.”

06/23/2011

Local Vietnam Vet to Receive Medal of Honor Posthumously

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.

09/06/2010