And thank you to the riders who escorted the mobile exhibit into town! Between and , nearly two million men were drafted. In , in large part due to public opinion, the draft ended and with the support of President Nixon, an all-volunteer military was established. Learn about the evolution of the draft here: bit. Today we honor Ronald Groff of Christiana, Pennsylvania , who fell on this day in He was 21 years old.
He is remembered by Richard, his friend in basic training:. Navy Reserve Cmdr. James B. On Sept. No missiles or anti-aircraft artillery were observed in the target area and no explosions were seen. An extensive search was conducted with negative results. Based on this information, Mills was declared missing in action.
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Between and , the crash was investigated was investigated more than 15 times, with no success. A investigation led to a possible underwater crash site, which was confirmed to be Mills' aircraft in Over the next six years, numerous excavations were conducted of the underwater crash site. In June , a final excavation was conducted, finding additional remains. On Aug. Army Photos by Sgt.
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Tucker, DPAA. Visiting Washington, D. Search names, learn trivia and discover the stories behind the men and women who served and sacrificed. Download it free here: vvmf.
He is remembered by his wife Pamela:. He was in the Army in Artillery. He was a wonderful person and is greatly missed by his wife, his daughter, his sister and all his family and friends.
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Our volunteers were stellar and it was a successful visit with the local community. Welcoming nearly 5 million visitors each year, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial separates the policy of the Vietnam War from the people who served in it. The memorial honors the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country of all who answered the call to serve. Today we honor Clifton Potts of Raleigh, Illinois , who fell in Today is his birthday.
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He is remembered by his niece Lora:. I never got to meet him but have many pictures of him and heard lots of stories!! My first born son was born in on April 11th. He may be gone but never forgotten and lives on in all of us!! We've had busy days at The Wall That Heals with lots of volunteers and visitors coming out to pay their respects.
Special tributes are also being left. The National Park Service organizes and schedules weekly Wall washings by groups of volunteers, from April to November when the temperatures are above freezing. The groups consist of students, veterans, civil and community organizations. This group from last weekend was tremendous! As we continue to find photos of the American service members who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, we are teaming up with veteran Facebook groups to help put a face to every name on The Wall. This week, we are asking you to help us find the photos of these four fallen service members from Chicago:.
Chicago, Illinois April 04, to December 31, If you have photos of any of these service members, or any service member listed on The Wall, submit them at: vvmf. Today we honor Jimmy Odeneal of Kankakee, Illinois , who fell in Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Friend Reviews.
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