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May 24, 2003
Tim Willert For Vietnam War veteran Mickey DePalo, Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony at McCambridge Park is a time to remember those who risked life and limb serving their country. "Given the state of the world today, I think people are a lot more aware of what this holiday is all about," said DePalo, who is chairman of the city's Veterans Commemorative Committee. "I think we need to be there to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives, as well as the men and women who proudly returned."
NEWS
May 26, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Though Gracie De La Pena didn't spend time in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm, her service as a U.S. Marine Corps corporal in North Carolina during the war is a reminder of the experiences troops faced right here at home. The 38-year-old veteran, who moved to Burbank when she was 5 years old and who now works for Burbank's Park, Recreation and Community Services Department, will share her perspective during Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony at McCambridge Park.
NEWS
April 1, 2010
Mayor Gary Bric on Tuesday joined a handful of veterans at Valley Funeral Home to commemorate the state’s first official “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The event featured a posting of the colors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Burbank Post 8310. Veterans’ names were read with a wreath dedication in their honor. Bric’s brother was killed during the Vietnam War. Valley Funeral Home conducted a service to provide military honors to two veterans.
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 29, 2010
V ietnam War veteran Mickey DePalo continues to serve his country — and his city — as chairman of the Burbank Veterans Commemorative Committee. DePalo works with about 14 other members to organize programs for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other programs that salute Burbank residents who have served and are still serving their country. "I think the committee's purpose is that we want to honor all veterans and honor and remember all the soldiers and Marines who have died in service to our country," he said.
NEWS
May 30, 2007
Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos was stunned on Monday after hearing terrible news. "We have another Gold Star mother in our midst," she said upon hearing about the death of U.S. Army Spec. Coty Phelps, 20, whose mother, Jan Kempton, lives in Burbank. Phelps, of Arizona, died on May 17 when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle in Iskandariyah, a town in central Iraq. For Ramos, and others in the crowd of more than 300 people who came to the Memorial Day ceremony at McCambridge Park on Monday, the loss brought home the reality of the sacrifice they all came to honor.
NEWS
May 28, 2005
Mark R. Madler When Memorial Day services take place on Monday at the Vietnam War Memorial in the Montrose Shopping Park, it won't just be fallen soldiers who will be honored. Nora Golsh, a Gold Star mother from La Crescenta will also be remembered, although she will not be in attendance at the ceremony. Golsh lived the lonely Gold Star mother's life and attended every Memorial Day service for more than 30 years, event chairwoman Valorie DiDonna said.
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By James Famera | January 16, 2010
For those who served their country honorably, the horrors of Vietnam are best left forgotten. But for Burbank freelance journalist Marc Phillip Yablonka, the Vietnam War served as the inspiration for his life?s work. Yablonka?s first book, ?Distant War: Recollections of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia? is an expansive collection of Vietnam-related articles he wrote for various military magazines and newspapers, and quite an interesting read. In the prologue, Yablonka admits that he came to the Vietnam War ?
FEATURES
September 2, 2006
Last week, Jane Fonda visited Glendale to sign her new book, "My Life So Far." The visit reignited a debate over her criticism in the 1970s of the Vietnam War and over images of her with North Vietnamese soldiers. Some still feel she is a traitor for appearing in photographs with the North Vietnamese and for speaking out against the war. Fonda says she regrets the photograph, depicting her sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. But she doesn't apologize for her very public opposition to the war. Was it morally wrong for Fonda to make that visit to North Vietnam during war time and speak out as she did?
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 29, 2010
V ietnam War veteran Mickey DePalo continues to serve his country — and his city — as chairman of the Burbank Veterans Commemorative Committee. DePalo works with about 14 other members to organize programs for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other programs that salute Burbank residents who have served and are still serving their country. "I think the committee's purpose is that we want to honor all veterans and honor and remember all the soldiers and Marines who have died in service to our country," he said.
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NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 14, 2010
WEST BURBANK — Forty-two years after Marine Cpl. Larry L. Maxam made the ultimate sacrifice, Burbank officials are preparing to dedicate a public park in recognition of the city’s only Medal of Honor recipient. Dignitaries at 11 a.m. Saturday will rename Pacific Park at 3715 Pacific Ave. in honor of Maxam, who was posthumously awarded the medal by President Nixon for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” in the Vietnam War. The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award.
NEWS
April 1, 2010
Mayor Gary Bric on Tuesday joined a handful of veterans at Valley Funeral Home to commemorate the state’s first official “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The event featured a posting of the colors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Burbank Post 8310. Veterans’ names were read with a wreath dedication in their honor. Bric’s brother was killed during the Vietnam War. Valley Funeral Home conducted a service to provide military honors to two veterans.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Famera | January 16, 2010
For those who served their country honorably, the horrors of Vietnam are best left forgotten. But for Burbank freelance journalist Marc Phillip Yablonka, the Vietnam War served as the inspiration for his life?s work. Yablonka?s first book, ?Distant War: Recollections of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia? is an expansive collection of Vietnam-related articles he wrote for various military magazines and newspapers, and quite an interesting read. In the prologue, Yablonka admits that he came to the Vietnam War ?
NEWS
By Jason Wells | May 28, 2008
For retired Army 1st Sgt. Robert Phillips, the Memorial Day Ceremony at McCambridge Park on Monday was not unlike the dozens of services he’d attended in years past. The high school band and choir, the roses, the reading of the names of fallen service members, the small American flags, the government officials, patriotic songs and benedictions. But Phillips continues to come each year to honor the memory of the dozens of comrades who lost their lives serving alongside the veteran over the course of three wars.
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By Jason Wells | May 27, 2008
BURBANK — For retired Army 1st Sgt. Robert Phillips, the Memorial Day Ceremony at McCambridge Park on Monday was not unlike the dozens of services he’d attended in years past. The high school band and choir, the roses, the reading of the names of fallen service members, the small American flags, the government officials, patriotic songs and benedictions, the Americana. But Phillips continues to come each year to honor the memory of the dozens of comrades who lost their lives serving alongside the veteran over the course of three separate wars.
NEWS
May 30, 2007
Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos was stunned on Monday after hearing terrible news. "We have another Gold Star mother in our midst," she said upon hearing about the death of U.S. Army Spec. Coty Phelps, 20, whose mother, Jan Kempton, lives in Burbank. Phelps, of Arizona, died on May 17 when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle in Iskandariyah, a town in central Iraq. For Ramos, and others in the crowd of more than 300 people who came to the Memorial Day ceremony at McCambridge Park on Monday, the loss brought home the reality of the sacrifice they all came to honor.
FEATURES
September 6, 2006
Last week, Jane Fonda visited Glendale to sign her new book, "My Life So Far." The visit reignited a debate over her criticism in the 1970s of the Vietnam War and over images of her with North Vietnamese soldiers. Some still feel she is a traitor for appearing in photographs with the North Vietnamese and for speaking out against the war. Fonda says she regrets the photograph, depicting her sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. But she doesn't apologize for her very public opposition to the war. Was it morally wrong for Fonda to make that visit to North Vietnam during war time and speak out as she did?
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