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National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. It was on March 29, 1973, when combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War ...
Under the guise of paying tribute to Vietnam veterans, songwriters Dave Gibson, Roger Kirby and Carl Conge have joined the chorus of unwarranted criticism ... of the Vietnam War, if not in the history of the U.S. military, as being commonplace enough to represent the image of the typical Vietnam veteran.

“On behalf of the Silver Creek DAR Chapter, allow me to be the first to say, “Welcome home, Vietnam War veterans,'” Lola DeGroff said. Pontoon Beach Mayor Mike Pagano read a proclamation proclaiming March 29 Thank a Vietnam Veteran Day and recognizing the service of Vietnam War veterans.
“On behalf of the Silver Creek DAR Chapter,” said Lola DeGroff, “allow me to be the first to say, 'Welcome Home Vietnam War veterans.'” Pontoon Beach Mayor Mike Pagano read a proclamation proclaiming March 29 “Thank a Vietnam Veteran Day” and recognizing the service of Vietnam War veterans.
Tom Tso, a Vietnam veteran and chief justice emeritus for the tribe, said 59 Navajos were killed in action in Vietnam. For the ... This is the second year the event, designed as a homecoming and honoring event for Vietnam War veterans, took place at the Northern Navajo Veterans Center here. The event ...
It was a time in our history when war heroes didn't get a proper "Welcome Back" when they returned home decades ago. We see how on Saturday the American Legion recognized veterans from the Vietnam War. Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed March 30th as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ...

Carl A. Cronk served two tours of duty in Vietnam and his 20-years of service in the US Army was honored at the Kochville Veterans Hall. After returning home from the war Cronk dedicated his life to helping others returning from battle. “And 20-years of his service volunteering taking care of veterans and ...
Annual Vietnam Veterans Day in Shasta County provides a welcome home. by Brent Weber. Northstate veterans prepare to honor those who served when they host Welcome Home as part of Vietnam Veterans Day this Saturday. AA. REDDING, Calif. —. The 9th annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in Redding will ...
Eileen Fitzsimons: Honor our Vietnam veterans on March 29 ... The VA estimates that we are losing as many as 382 Vietnam veterans a day. ... The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act — passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress — is the first federal statute (305) that specifically provides for ...
“As you know, Vietnam veterans were not really welcomed back when they came back home,” Leverette said. “He's been going to Veterans Day things with me forever, since I was in elementary school. And he told me that this is the one that's most meaningful to him, because it's recognizing him for the stuff ...
WASHINGTON - As Americans commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 many of our soldiers who returned home continue to struggle every day. The day acknowledges the 2.7 million Americans who served in Vietnam, the 304,000 who were wounded and the 58,000 who were ...
The nationally-observed Vietnam Veterans Day marks the day United States troops officially left Vietnam, on March 29, 1973. On March 29, free admission will be offered to every Vietnam veteran and their immediate family members attending with them. In addition, each Vietnam veteran who visits will be ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterans of the Vietnam War are getting the recognition they deserve following an act that was signed into law last year. Last year, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 107 into law. Initially, the bill encouraged citizens to fly the U.S. flag on March 29 to ...
Gallia Commissioners recognized the coming March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Among those present at the Thursday meeting were Pete Spencer, Larry Marr, Jon Lynch, Hollis Myers, Jack Bailes, Bill Mangus, Caroll Taylor, Gerald Baker, Michael Plymale, Gary Fenderbosch and William ...
A truck carrying the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington D.C., is escorted through San Dimas on its way to Lone Hill Middle School in .... “I'm a Vietnam veteran, and I thought it would be great for all of our citizens, especially the ones that can't make it to Washington, to see it,” he said.
Rosely Robinson will serve as keynote speaker at the annual Vietnam Veterans Day event at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park on South Little Creek Road, Dover. Robinson is the founder of the Delaware chapter of A Hero's Welcome Delaware and has served as its ...
Senator Donnelly and Chuck Hagel Hosting Event for Vietnam Veterans ... U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Chuck Hagel – a Vietnam War veteran, former U.S. Senator, and former U.S. Secretary of Defense – discussed the importance of giving our Vietnam War veterans the welcome home they deserve but ...

AUBURN, Ala. – Fifty years after the tumultuous, transformational experiences of 1968, Auburn High School is organizing a ceremony to honor veterans who served during the Vietnam War. On March 29, in conjunction with National Vietnam Veterans Day, Auburn High School will host the East Alabama ...
The Kahoka Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a recognition ceremony Saturday for Vietnam veterans from Clark County. The event recognized over 25 veterans from the Kahoka area. Each veteran was presented with a number of mementos including a certificate, Veteran Lapel ...
Arizona State Parks and Trails is hosting the sixth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. ... Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day is a gesture of acceptance, gratitude and honor to the members of our community who served in the military during the Vietnam War – this includes the veterans and ...
The Aleda E. Lutz VA is inviting Vietnam veterans to a special event in their honor from 1-3 p.m. March 29. The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, home of the USS Edson, in Bay City, has offered the ship as the venue for members of the VA leadership and staff to greet Vietnam veterans aboard this ...
Ash asked those in attendance to recognize his fellow servicemen and women, as well. “I just want to remind everyone that this month is Vietnam Veterans Month, so if you see a Vietnam veteran, thank him for his service, or hers,” Ash said. Ash was originally scheduled to accept the proclamation during the ...
As crowds departed from a ceremony that honored Vietnam War veterans at Baraboo High School Friday morning, some stayed behind a few moments longer. Several ... With a tear in his eye, one Vietnam veteran, who did not want to be named, found the picture he was looking for. He said it was a friend ...
One of the honors available during the commemoration is the Deceased Vietnam Veteran's Surviving Spouse pin. Friday was the funeral of Dr. Gary Wall, a dentist that served during the Vietnam war. His spouse Loretta is the first to receive this new pin at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. "Think of the ...
Nagle added her husband is a Vietnam Veteran and he never likes to talk about the war. The idea for this event came from reading about it in a National American Legion magazine. Another form of inspiration came from a Vietnam War Documentary that was shown last year. Nagle said that her husband ...
Mar 16, 2018 — Vietnam veterans are more likely to have hepatitis C - a bloodborne virus that attacks the liver - than their civilian counterparts. But the reasons why are up for debate. The VA expanded hepatitis C testing and treatment options for veterans several years ago. But one North Country veteran is ...
Willie Boyd, a Vietnam veteran, was viciously attacked by who police believe were five men after they broke into his apartment early last Tuesday morning. "I can't believe I'm doing this," said Vilmaris Hodge, his daughter as she fought back tears while placing posters around the neighborhood. They are ...
“Don't ever believe someone is better than you because of the color of his skin, the clothes they wear, the car they drive, or the house they live in. In the sight of God, we are all equal and you are just as good as they are.” –Words of Wisdom From Our Elders, Pomp & Sacrifice: Reflections On A Life of Service ...
James Philip Hanny flew 77 combat missions during the Vietnam War and then became a pilot for American Airlines, based out of O'Hare International Airport, his family said. Before retiring from the Air Force in 1993, Hanny also had served with his O'Hare-based 64th Airlift Squadron in Operation Desert ...
Jeff Guerini Vietnam veteran Randy Ark looks at a monument honoring all Clark County residents who died in the Vietnam war. ... The Vietnam War Veterans Day of Remembrance will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Clark County Memorial Veterans Park, said Randy Ark, a local veterans ...
... Helping Veterans, presents Jeannie Drayton and her son, Jimel, with a certificate honoring Jimmy Drayton, a Vietnam War veteran who died in 2006. ... Ten other Vietnam veterans received certificates, commemorative pins, special coins and bumper stickers as part of their long-delayed welcome home.
On Thursday, The Tri-County Quilters presented veteran Billy Gardner, pictured above, a quilt during the group's meeting at First United Methodist Church in Dayton. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. A local veteran recently received well-deserved recognition and a special token of appreciation for his ...
Coronado Chamber of Commerce Military Ball Chairman Mike Woiwode (right) interviews Vietnam Veteran, Navy Aviator and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Chuck Sweeney at the Memorial Wall on the Naval Amphibious in Coronado. Woiwode conducted 20 interviews with Vietnam Veterans, which ...
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, signed into public law last year, designates March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The U.S. flag is ... He is president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 headquartered at the Veterans Support Center, 18025 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township.
The Salem VA Medical Center and the Roanoke Regional Benefits Office will host a ceremony March 29 to honor regional Vietnam-era veterans and their families. Veterans who served on active duty from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive a 50th anniversary ...
STUART — The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1041 of Martin County held its 1st Annual Texas Hold'em Poker Championship fund raiser on March 3.. More than 100 players made the VFW Post 4194 look like the World Series of Poker. The excitement built during the night as player after player was ...
Townsend is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.. ___. Information from: The Daily Tribune, http://www.dailytribune.com. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan ...
CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery is inviting you to pay respects to a Vietnam veteran. The unaccompanied U.S. Navy veteran will be laid to rest Wednesday after his family was unable to attend. Tom Arthur Hayes will receive a full military burial starting at 11:00 ...
Following a rotation among other communities in the Verde Valley, the annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event will return to Camp Verde ... The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act designated a day to honor and recognize veterans of the Vietnam War following on other proclamations from ...
Vietnam veteran Dana Fox (left) of Jeannette accepts a patriotic quilt from Norwin Quilters member Carmela Tempero while club President Penny ... Their families are related by marriage, they both are Vietnam veterans and, Tuesday night, they became the first recipients of Quilts of Valor presented by the ...
Spruce Creek teacher turns classroom into jungle for Vietnam veterans to give firsthand accounts of the war to students ... Robert Adkins, a Vietnam veteran, was speaking to a class of students at Spruce Creek High as part of a two-day visit, from Thursday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 2, to provide a ...
Vietnam veteran battling cancer in need of public's help. by Greg Payne and Jason O. Boyd. "I don't know what we are going to have to do yet but it's not cheap and that's why I reached out to everybody to try to give me a helping hand," Willie Harris said. (Greg Payne, NewsChannel 12 photo). 2-28-18 Veteran in need of ...
The city of Portland has been selected to be the first city in the U.S. to host a scaled-down replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Wall That Heals is a brand new, traveling ¾ scale version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.. Portland is one of 40 communities chosen to host the ...
Bahr, now 73, was one of three Vietnam War veterans who spoke at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Pugh Hall Ocora for a panel discussion called “Revisiting the Vietnam War.” About 60 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the Samuel Proctor Oral ...
Vietnam Veterans: Curtiss Poteat: Patrolling The Rivers Of South Vietnam. Share Tweet. February 26, 2018. Courtesy photo. Curtiss Poteat with a Russian AK-47 in front of the team barracks at Cat-Lai. Private Curtiss Poteat left the tranquility of Marion, N.C. for South Vietnam in 1969, having trained as a military policeman ...
Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory's Jill Lazar places a pin on Bob Gilbert during a Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony Thursday at Hoffman ... The Army Heritage Center Foundation and Hoffman Funeral Home honored local Vietnam War veterans Thursday with a pinning ceremony as part of the 50th ...
Five days later, she received a response from the president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, asking her to help find photos for the 42 fallen Vietnam veterans in her home county. She happily agreed. Since then, she has not only found those photos, but she's also collected more than 6,000 others ...
Vietnam Veterans To Receive Commemorative Appreciation Pin Sunday, March 25. March 14, 2018 Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni 0 Comments Massachusetts National Guard, MetroWest Vietnam Veteran Memorial Committe, MWRTA, U.S. Department of Defense, Vietnam Veteran Commemorative ...
Vietnam veterans gathered near the flag pole outside the Veterans Administration clinic in Santa Rosa on Thursday to commemorate the service performed ... The observances come on the first National Vietnam War Veterans Day, created for March 29 by the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, ...
... of other veterans got their “Thank you's” Thursday as Sen. Joe Donnelly honored veterans, in celebration of the recently named Natioanl Vietnam Veterans Day. Donnelly was the coauthor of a bipartisan bill, signed by President Donald Trump last March, that named March 29 Vietnam War Veterans Day.


 

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