← BACK TO VBC BLOG The First Gold Star Mother, Grace Seibold, and her Unknown Soldier, George Grace and George Seibold When Congress declared war on Germany in April 1917, 23-year-old real estate broker George Vaughn Seibold signed up for duty. No civilian job had quite satisfied
← BACK TO VBC BLOG Why Risk the Ultimate Sacrifice? The main story in our first Scuttlebutt episode centers around: Who Serves? To answer that question, we narrow our focus through two lenses: geographically and demographically. I highly recommend listening to our findings or you can watching the
← BACK TO VBC BLOG Vietnam Nurse Kathie Swazuk Told Her Story in Unforgettable Poetry The VBC lost a wonderful Vietnam veteran this week. Kathie Swazuk was shining star of a human being. She enriched the world with her wisdom, compassion, and poetry. She
. . Walter Reddy of Sewickley, Pennsylvania enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWII, serving in Europe through the end of the war. Since childhood, Walter had been fascinated with airplanes. “I was in love with the sky,” Walt says fondly, “and I always wanted to fly.” When Walt was
. . When Andy Nigut first saw his face after the wounding, he was horrified. A Vietnamese rocket propelled grenade had removed nearly 80% of his jaw and most of his teeth. He breathed through his neck, and his tongue was stitched down. He couldn’t scream, even if he wanted to.