A Veteran’s Son Goes to Vietnam

Louisville writer and occasional WFPL voice Graham Shelby grew up wondering what had happened to his father in Vietnam. Just after graduating from college in 1994, Graham went to find out. Among his most memorable stops: an orphanage just outside the city of Nha Trang.   Listen to the story here.  

Volunteers of America Expands Veteran Services in Kentucky

Kentucky’s Volunteers of America chapter has received a federal grant to expand services to help homeless and at-risk veterans find stable housing. The new Supportive Services for Veterans and Families program works with veterans in Louisville, Lexington and Ashland as they struggle to find stable ground. “I know being in the military was great and… Continue reading Volunteers of America Expands Veteran Services in Kentucky

Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rededicated

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh In Frankfort, hundreds of people braved the Veterans Day rain and cold to rededicate the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Constructed 20 years ago, the monument honors the 11-hundred Kentuckians who died in Vietnam and the 125-thousand who served during the war. Keynote speaker for the event was Adjutant General… Continue reading Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rededicated

Veterans Day Service Will Also Mark Memorial's Anniversary

Numerous ceremonies will be held across the area Tuesday to commemorate Veterans Day. The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort will be the site of a tribute to all of the state’s veterans. Marty Pinkston with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says it’s also the the memorial’s 20th anniversary. “It’s among the most unique… Continue reading Veterans Day Service Will Also Mark Memorial's Anniversary