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Reply Christian Hall
12:23 PM on August 23, 2017 

Christian's Hope for Vets website is now live. The webstore is the only page that is still in the works as we are looking for screenprinters, etc. Here is the link: amahnken72.wixsite.com/hopeforvets

Reply Christian Hall
7:36 PM on August 21, 2017 
Thank you so much.
Reply Avery Taylor
4:42 PM on August 21, 2017 

Christian, thank you for all you do for veterans.  I have forwarded your posting along to the SC State President, Pat Ramsey, to insure he sees  what you have posted.  I expect he will be in touch with you.

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Christian Hall says...

My name is Christian Hall and I am a 16 year old JROTC cadet at Swansea High School. I have started a charity called Christian's Hope for Vets. As part of my Lutheran Youth group, I participated in a community service event that involved spending time with the Vets at Dorn V.A. Having an Iraqi Veteran as a stepfather and a Vietnam Veteran for a grandfather the plight of these Veterans hit home. Many Veterans are forgotten except on Veteran based holidays or Christams. It is our belief that they are Veterans 365 days of the year. With that belief, I founded Christian's Hope for Vets with a goal to increase eductaion and outreach for Veterans and the sacrifices that they have made. Further, we plan to conduct visits and donate material goods to Veteran's homes in SC. Lastly, we have chosen 4 charities for which 100 percent of our monetary proceeds will be donated. These charities/organizations were chosen based on their level of Veteran's focused activities. They include: SC Patriot Riders, SC Vietnam Veterans Association, American Legion Post 6 and the Gary Sinese Foundation. It is hoped that the donations provided to your organization as well as the other 3 listed will aid Veterans in need and provide awareness of their sacrifices. Thank you- Cadet Staff Sergeant Christian M. Hall/ Founder and CEO Christian's Hope for Vets

Reply Christian Hall
1:43 PM on August 21, 2017 

My name is Christian Hall and I am a 16 year old JROTC cadet at Swansea High School. I have started a charity called Christian's Hope for Vets. As part of my Lutheran Youth group, I participated in a community service event that involved spending time with the Vets at Dorn V.A. Having an Iraqi Veteran as a stepfather and a Vietnam Veteran for a grandfather the plight of these Veterans hit home. Many Veterans are forgotten except on Veteran based holidays or Christams. It is our belief that they are Veterans 365 days of the year. With that belief, I founded Christian's Hope for Vets with a goal to increase eductaion and outreach for Veterans and the sacrifices that they have made. Further, we plan to conduct visits and donate material goods to Veteran's homes in SC. Lastly, we have chosen 4 charities for which 100 percent of our monetary proceeds will be donated. These charities/organizations were chosen based on their level of Veteran's focused activities. They include: SC Patriot Riders, SC Vietnam Veterans Association, American Legion Post 6 and the Gary Sinese Foundation. It is hoped that the donations provided to your organization as well as the other 3 listed will aid Veterans in need and provide awareness of their sacrifices. Thank you- Cadet Staff Sergeant Christian M. Hall/ Founder and CEO Christian's Hope for Vets

Reply Avery Taylor
4:30 PM on July 25, 2017 

I have read an estimate of 34% of the state's population served during the Vietnam War era.  That seems to be very inflated but I don't know of any other statistics available.   VVA has over 600 active members in the state but I know there are many many more in other VSOs plus who knows how many VN vets never joined any VSO.

Reply Fritz Hamer
4:08 PM on July 25, 2017 

I am planning an exhibition on Vietnam and South Carolinians who served there. Does anyone have a good estimate of how many from the Palmetto State served in Vietnam?

Reply Avery Taylor
11:32 AM on March 14, 2017 

Thank you for your post on our web site.  Hopefully some of our members will want to pursue your book.

Reply George Reischling
11:16 AM on March 14, 2017 
Tay Ninh, Vietnam-Nui Ba Den-69-70 "TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR IT, LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THAT THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW!" I came upon your name while surfing the net and knew that the above statement would have special meaning for you. I served with 3/22nd, 25th Infantry Division out of Tay Ninh as an infantryman. Fought the NVA on the slopes of Nui Ba Den twice with numerous firefights in and around the area bordering the Cambodian border. Remember your Christmas in Vietnam? Mine was spent on an ambush patrol near the Cambodian border. After 5 months in the field, I was pulled to the 93rd Evac at Long Binh to work with soldiers suffering from combat fatigue. Over the last 10 years, I chronicled my tour of duty and the response has been overwhelming. With your military background, you may find it interesting. There are presently over One Hundred 5 Star Reviews worldwide I believe that you will relate to this true story of the fight for Nui Ba Den and the struggles and sacrifices that the soldiers who served their country in Vietnam endured. Thousands of Vietnam Veterans have proudly endorsed these memoirs. Please check out the website at courageonthemountain.com with the accompanying introduction. It will make you proud for your service and all the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam war. I proud that you made it home brother! Thank you for your service and May God Bless! George Reischling
Reply judy dew
2:18 PM on January 15, 2016 

I am trying to find a vietnam veteran who lived in Mullins south carolina on his return. billy or william ray skipper

Reply Robin Michael
2:39 PM on July 20, 2015 

May I invite everyone to view this video on “The First Vietnam Veterans National Memorial” that was built DURING the Vietnam war - 1968-1971 and then later on DAV came in and built the underground museum as part of the complex. The video is approx 45 minutes long. Also, a 4 page history of the site in PDF format is available for you to down load and / or read.

This video was written up in the spring edition of the V V A National Magazine and was labeled as a must see video and also a very special place to visit.

Hope all enjoy it as much as I did.