Former Pows Launch Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation to Defend the Honor of American Troops Who Fought in Vietnam

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Announcing the launch of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, a non-profit educational intended to educate the public and provide resources pertaining to the Vietnam War. The organization is led by several highly decorated former POWs who played an active role in the group Swift Vets and POWs for Truth during the recent presidential campaign.

A group of Vietnam Veterans, concerned and frustrated with the lack of public understanding of the Vietnam War and the negative image of those who served there, has embarked on a new mission -- to tell the American people the truth about what really happened in Vietnam.

The new organization will be led by Col. George E. “Bud” Day, a Medal of Honor recipient and former POW who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and is the Air Force’s most highly decorated combat veteran.

Col. Day said, “The false history of Vietnam has been used to demoralize our troops in combat, undermine the public's confidence in U.S. foreign policy and weaken our national security. Radical leftists such as Jane Fonda lied about the war 35 years ago, and are still lying about it today. The goal of the VVLF is to continue the work of countering more than three decades of misinformation and propaganda, and to set the record straight.”

The VVLF Board of Directors also includes Col. Kenneth W. Cordier, Cdr. Paul Galanti, and the Honorable James Warner -- all former POWs -- Mary Jane McManus, wife of former POW Kevin McManus, and Vietnam veterans Robert A. McMahon and Wallace Nunn, who is Chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation.

The VVLF will serve as a national repository of Vietnam-related materials, information and records, and will make this information available to the public. The organization will create independent films and documentaries, and provide exhibits and visual materials to museums, libraries and other public places. The VVLF will also act as a source of accurate information for journalists, authors and researchers, and will work to counter and expose false information presented about the Vietnam War in the media.

The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation ( is a 501(c)(3) public service corporation whose mission is to educate and inform the public about the Vietnam War, its events, its history, and the men and women who sacrificed to serve their country in Vietnam.

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