Tag Archives: Vietnam War

As More Come Home, Orange Lake Veterans Welcome Those From All Wars

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.

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New Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter Could Form In Gainesville

By on September 20th, 2013 | Last updated: September 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The Vietnam War may have ended 38 years ago, but local veteran Bob Barnas is rallying the troops – this time for a new chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America in Gainesville.

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Despite knowing Agent Orange, Parkinson’s link, some veterans still have questions

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Jon Anderson can’t run like he used to. The 66-year-old Vietnam veteran has been running marathons since 1976 and ultra marathons since 2003. But in 2008, Anderson stopped running, four years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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PTSD brings memories of survival

By and on April 4th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Yesterday we heard from Kayla Mead, a University of Florida student that lives with the experiences of PTSD through the eyes of her father, an American Soldier. Today, we continue the series with the voice of Vietnam veteran from Gainesville, Scott Camil.  As [...]

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Veterans reflect on healing from war

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

March 30th marks the 39th anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam War……one of the bloodiest and most politically charged wars involving the U.S. military.  It’s a day to reflect on veterans across the country who have fought for America in not [...]

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