Vietnam War http://wkyufm.org en Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Replica, The Wall That Heals, Now on Public Display in Grandview http://wkyufm.org/post/vietnam-veterans-memorial-wall-replica-wall-heals-now-public-display-grandview <p></p><p>A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is now on public display in Spencer County, Indiana.</p><p>The Wall That Heals contains the names of every U.S. military member killed in the Vietnam War. It can be seen at the Grandview Ball Field through Sept. 15.</p><p>Bringing the replica memorial to southern Indiana was the idea of Vietnam veteran and Spencer County resident Frank Richey, who told WKU Public Radio that he hopes those who haven't been able to see the Vietnam Memorial in Washington will come see The Wall That Heals.</p><p>"Not everybody gets the chance to go to Washington, D.C., and see the real wall. And a lot of kids don't get a chance to go. This way, I'm bringing the wall to the people in my community of Spencer County," Richey said. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:59:55 +0000 Kevin Willis 36858 at http://wkyufm.org Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Replica, The Wall That Heals, Now on Public Display in Grandview Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Public Display in Spencer County, Indiana http://wkyufm.org/post/traveling-vietnam-veterans-memorial-wall-public-display-spencer-county-indiana <p></p><p>A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is making its debut in Spencer County, Indiana, Monday morning. The 350-foot-long wall contains the names of all U.S. military personnel killed in Vietnam.</p><p>It's being escorted by motorcyclists from the Denny's in the town of Dale starting at 9 a.m Monday, and is scheduled to be brought down Main Street in Granview at 9:30.</p><p>Vietnam War veteran Frank Richey led the effort to bring the replica--known as <a href="http://www.vvmf.org/twth" target="_blank">The Wall That Heals</a>--to Spencer County. He told WKU Public Radio that he hopes those who haven't been able to see the Vietnam Memorial in Washington will come see the traveling replica.</p><p>"Not everybody gets the chance to go to Washington, D.C., and see the real wall. And a lot of kids don't get a chance to go. This way, I'm bringing the wall to the people in my community of Spencer County," Richey said.</p><p>The Wall That Heals will be on public display at the Grandview Ball Field in Spencer County from September 11 through the 15. Richey says he'll be staying in a trailer nearby, and will be on site 24 hours a day during the time the wall is on display. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 36667 at http://wkyufm.org Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Public Display in Spencer County, Indiana Bowling Green Veteran Receives Purple Heart--44 Years After War Wound http://wkyufm.org/post/bowling-green-veteran-receives-purple-heart-44-years-after-war-wound <p></p><p>It took over four decades for a Bowling Green Vietnam veteran to receive his Purple Heart, but Eddie Miller says it was worth the wait.</p><p>Miller was wounded in Vietnam in 1969, but never received a Purple Heart because his military records were lost. The 66-year-old Miller says a friend recently encouraged him to contact Congressman Brett Guthrie's office, which intervened on Miller's behalf and got the necessary paperwork through the Defense Department.</p><p>Miller and several family members were on hand Thursday when Rep. Guthrie presented the Vietnam veteran with his Purple Heart.</p><p>The Purple Heart is a combat decoration that is awarded to men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who are wounded in times of war.</p><p>Asked to describe the incident 44 years ago that led to his award, Miller said his base camp came under rocket attack.</p><p>“We were running and scrambling, and I felt pain,” he said. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:23:10 +0000 Kevin Willis 36283 at http://wkyufm.org Bowling Green Veteran Receives Purple Heart--44 Years After War Wound Funds Raised to Bring Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Southern Indiana http://wkyufm.org/post/funds-raised-bring-replica-vietnam-veterans-memorial-wall-southern-indiana <p></p><p>A Spencer County, Indiana, man hopes a replica version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will bring healing to those in the region who served in that war.</p><p>Frank Richey was in the Army for twenty years, including tours in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. Richey has led the effort to bring to the southern Indiana region a traveling replica of the Vietnam Wall known as "The Wall That Heals."</p><p>Richey and a small committee of family members and supporters have raised over $10,000 to pay for the costs associated with bringing the replica wall to the town of Grandview, Indiana.</p><p>Richey hopes Vietnam veterans and their family members from southern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky will come to Grandview this fall to see the exhibit.</p><p>“That’s what this traveling wall is for. It’s for people who can’t actually make it to Washington D.C. to see the real wall,” said Richey.</p><p>You can learn more about The Wall That Heals by clicking <a href="http://www.vvmf.org/twth" target="_blank">here</a>. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:58:57 +0000 Kevin Willis 33790 at http://wkyufm.org Funds Raised to Bring Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Southern Indiana