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A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet’s Quest

This vivid Washington Post profile of Jan Scruggs, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, serves as a powerful reminder of that long-ago war’s enduring grip on America, especially on the men who fought it. I was moved by Scruggs’s encounters with his fellow Vietnam vets, and by his determination to build an education center so that future generations will understand how all those names ended up on that famous wall.

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