Vietnam War

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Hmong veterans of the Vietnam War would receive Congressional Gold Medal under push by lawmakers

BY: - December 5, 2023

WASHINGTON — Members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation are leading a bipartisan effort to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Hmong veterans of the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency recruited the Hmong people as soldiers to help combat communism’s spread through Southeast Asia. The Hmong, who lived and worked as […]

A group of veterans at World War II memorial, raising their arms in salute.

Memorial Day: Over 324,000 Alabamians have served in the military

BY: - May 29, 2023

For some people, Memorial Day means the start of summer, a long weekend to kick back, relax and enjoy the lake or a steak. For others, it is a time to remember veterans who gave their lives for our country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 324,000 Alabamians (6.4% of the population) have served […]

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March 29 is a time to recognize America’s Vietnam War veterans

BY: - March 28, 2023

When many Vietnam veterans returned home from serving their country, they were met with indifference, even hostility. The war had divided the public and feelings ran high over that ill-fated war, particularly in the late 1960s and continuing for more than a decade. It was an ugly war that took the lives of 58,220 U.S. […]