Veterans Day commemorates the end of World War I, the war to end all wars. It’s become a day to remember all Veterans and victims of war. In America we especially honor that precious one percent of our population who have fought our longest-running wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, their brothers and sisters who served…

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Channel surfing, my eye was stopped by the image of a man’s finger tracing a name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and it all flooded back. Like many Vietnam vets, I’d stood at the Wall and done that same thing.  Funny how that fleeting image brought back so much. It made me think of…

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James "Sneaky" White Home for Chistmas

National Veterans Foundation President & Founder Shad Meshad has been working for decades on a pardon case here in California, the 44-year imprisonment of James “Sneaky” White, one of the most decorated chopper pilots of the Vietnam War. The Jewish News of Northern California recently published a terrific and thorough article on James White and…

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James "Sneaky" White Home for Chistmas

National Veterans Foundation President & Founder Shad Meshad has been working for decades on a pardon case here in California, the 44-year imprisonment of James “Sneaky” White, one of the most decorated chopper pilots of the Vietnam War. The Jewish News of Northern California recently published a terrific and thorough article on James White and…

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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released a Navy Veteran 39 years after the State of California wrongfully convicted him.  The Simi Valley, CA police arrested Craig Richard Coley for a double homicide in 1978.  Thanks to DNA testing, Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned Coley in November and is now at home after nearly four decades.…

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Home for Christmas. Three simple words that hold both memory and promise for most of us. Jim White, War Hero, Incarcerated for 40 Years James “Sneaky” White is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He dreams of a Christmas at home with his wife. Fellow soldiers named James “Sneaky” because of his daring as a helicopter pilot, providing support…

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From NVF Veteran Outreach Coordinator Mary Ann Mayer Please donate to keep this Veteran family from becoming homeless for Christmas. This week I have been working with a family in North Dakota. The husband is a Vietnam Era Vet. He and his spouse are both disabled. They have custody of 2 grandchildren. They are on…

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vietnam women veterans

Finally, Vietnam veterans are receiving their just due. When Vietnam vets returned home they were not met with the appreciation that returning soldiers receive today. But one class of veterans that have been overlooked and forgotten by many are Vietnam women veterans. Because women were not expected to be in combat areas at this time…

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