Major General Patrick Henry Brady The story of Patrick Henry Brady and his missions flying as a dust-off helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. His acts of valor would earn him the Medal of Honor. Narration by Liam Neeson. This piece was featured in the AVC’s Veterans Day television special, American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes. Learn more about the program

 
 

    Over a slice of  Nancy Young’s apple pie, I learn about love and war A candy striper’s Lily of the Valley-scented letters represented a sliver of saneness for Marine Bill Young, who, at the time, was a machine gunner in Vietnam. “When the mail came in, it was a big deal; it was your only connection with the real world,” Bill recalls,…

 
 

Larry Shatto If I may, I’d like to tell y’all a story about a true American Icon. The history of this Icon is a long and storied one that begins back in 1965 when her service to the nation began. Manufactured as a UH-1D with tail number 65-10091, she was purchased by the Army in August of 1966. The UH stood for “utility helicopter” which meant it was designed to perform…

 
 

“Welcome Home” As a nineteen-year-old college drop out, forty years ago on this past August 18th, I was being pushed and shoved off a bus at MCRD, San Diego, California, as we ‘boots’ were trying desperately to move as fast was we could for what we were all sure was a bunch of rabid DI’s. They were after all, foaming at the mouth. With my voluntary three year enlistment, when…

 
 

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