Eighth Aerial Port Squadron, USAF in Vietnam

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Email from Chris Irwig

Just wanted to say that your web page is very well done. I am proud of what you men did in Vietnam. My generation from 1963 to today never had to do what you all did. I am very thankful for sure but the service that many gave to their country in Vietnam is remarkable. Thank you for your bravery.

Anyhow I had a question that you might be able to answer. On September 1 1968 what happened on the Air Strip at Song Be? Was there an attack or firefight that day?

Thanks for taking the time to recall. Always proud of the men that served in Vietnam.

The Wall Song

Mitch Townley
The Wall Song is a tribute born out of the kindred creative spirits of poet Judy Gorman King and songwriters Mitch Townley and Brad Dunse. Mitch heard Judy present her poem, The Spirit Of The Wall, at a Nashville benefit for homeless veterans in March, 2008. She gave him permission to use the poem as the inspirational foundation for the song. Mitch invited his good friend, singer/songwriter Brad Dunse to collaborate with him and the project was underway. The Wall Song was recorded in Nashville in July, 2008 by artist J.P. Williams and produced by Chip Martin. We pray that The Wall Song will honor our surviving and fallen heroes of the Vietnam War as well as any who have served in the Armed Forces. Our web home is: www.myspace.com/wallsong

The Eagle Cried ~ Vietnam Veterans Tribute

Jason Billington
"The Eagle Cried" Written and recorded by US Army Major J Billington. This song was written in honor of the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans, who did not receive the hero's welcome that they deserved when they came home from the fight. This song was written for and performed at the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion Reunion at Fort Rucker, Alabama, held on May 15, 2010. To the Vietnam veterans that may find and watch this video, please accept my humble "Thank you for your service, and welcome home!" J Billington May 19, 2010

Thank You For Your Service (A Moment of Truth)

A forgotten Vietnam Veteran's sacrifice receives unexpected honor when he meets an active-duty soldier.

I Fought For You

A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present. Thank you for your service! This video was produced by "The Sound Tank".

About damn time! A surprise for our Vietnam Vets.

Dave Annarino
Vietnam veterans were stereotyped and demonized to such a great extent that even the widows of deceased servicemen received late-night harassing phone calls. It has been said by some that at no point in our country's history have our veterans been hurt more by our own countrymen than by the enemy. For many vets, the homecoming was often a powerful first encounter that made their adjustment to civilian society more difficult. This is the story of a Kentucky base that felt it was time they receive the welcome home that should have been. Produced, shot and edited by Dave Annarino.

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