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More Than a Headstone

While most American citizens are aware of the overarching history of America’s military conflicts, few have salient knowledge about individual veteran’s experiences during the periods they served in and the lives they had afterwards. Many more veterans have had their remains sit unclaimed for decades in funerary homes, waiting for honorable burial. Through in-depth research, fact finding and interviews with the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1071 as well as the surviving family members of veterans buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery, my research with the DU History Department has helped collect these untold veterans’ stories and deliver their remains for proper burial. These veteran’s experiences have been assembled in More Than a Headstone, a part of the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. In collaboration with Vietnam Veterans of America Local 1071, the DU History Department has been collecting veterans remains and stories from the Denver Area. (Visit