Vietnam nurse will speak at Veterans Day event in Dover

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DOVER − Rhona K. Prescott, a nurse who served in Vietnam, will be the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Kent County Veterans Memorial Park. The event is hosted by Kent County Chapter 850 of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Ms. Prescott served multiple roles in Vietnam […]

Ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans

  DOVER — At the Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday afternoon, keynote speaker Rosely Robinson stressed the importance service members always being welcomed back home. That hasn’t changed since the conflict in southeast Asia decades ago, she said, and there’s a specific mission to continue forward. The founder of the state’s chapter of A Hero’s […]

Vets’ advocate to keynote Vietnam Veterans Day

DOVER — Veterans’ advocate Rosely Robinson will serve as keynote speaker at the annual Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony Saturday at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park. The event, set for 2 p.m. at the park at 760 S. Little Creek Road, is open to the public. Mrs. Robinson is the founder of A Hero’s Welcome […]

Tet Offensive remembered, 50 years later

DOVER — For many six-year-olds growing up in 1968, especially in America, their childhoods are filled with memories of jump ropes, ice cream and family vacations at the beach. Quoc-anh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese expatriate, remembers bombs, bullets and fear. As a first-grader in 1968, Mr. Nguyen found himself in the heart of the Tet […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor; Smyrna monument in the works

  SMYRNA — Three years ago, the local chapter of the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club felt that the attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place on Dec. 7 1941, was beginning to fade from memory. So they started a tradition of honoring the soldiers that were killed that day, by meeting on the shore […]

Delaware man wants to tell the stories of Vietnam War veterans

DOVER — More than 58,000 Americans, including 122 Delawareans, died in the Vietnam War, the nearly two-decade conflict that continues to resonate today like few other conflicts. While each one’s experience varied, every participant in the war shared a common bond. For many, that bond continues more than four decades after the conflict’s conclusion. TJ […]

Vietnam helicopter pilots honored

  DOVER — More than 900,000 wounded soldiers were evacuated from battlefields during the Vietnam War by UH-1 “Huey” helicopters. That’s hundreds of thousands of sons, brothers, fathers and husbands saved by the courage of the helicopter crews. Saturday morning, a handful of the men who flew and served on those helicopters were honored in […]

Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled in Delaware

The following is a list of local Memorial Day celebrations set for this weekend: Timmons to keynote Memorial Day in Dover DOVER — Maj. Gen. Carol A. Timmons will serve as keynote speaker at Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America’s, observance of Memorial Day at Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, Dover, at 2 […]

The Wall That Heals exhibit opens today

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., heads to Georgetown Wednesday where it will be on exhibit at Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus today through Sunday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The mobile education center was open Wednesday morning at the Terry […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sorting out revisionist history of Vietnam War

Sometimes I’m almost sure Paul Donnelly [“True treason,” Letters to the Editor, Aug. 31] writes only to see his name in print. To think that someone with little or no military experience and no Vietnam service could make such an assertion is incredible. Instead, he chooses to remain in lockstep with his socialist Democrats and […]