A bipartisan group of senators has submitted a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to once again push to add the names of the “Lost 74” — the sailors killed aboard the Evans — to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
In the Vietnam era, as today, the United States found itself engulfed in a seemingly never-ending war with mounting costs, unclear goals and few signs of success, writes this Drake University professor.
Whereas during past wars, musicians wrote songs to unite Americans, Vietnam-era music spoke to the growing numbers of disillusioned citizens, and brought attention to the cultural fissures that were beginning to emerge.
Motorcyclists from across the globe descended upon the Washington, D.C. area to ride for remembrance via Rolling Thunder. In its 30th year, the event is an annual demonstration to raise awareness for POW's and fallen veterans, whose remains are still unaccounted for, and to bring them home.