30 Aug '13, 12pm

Army Launches 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

Army Launches 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

Army Launches 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War By J.D. Leipold Army News Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 – The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium on Aug. 28 was a time for reflection on a war that spanned 10 years and cost the country the lives of more than 58,000 young men and women. It was also an occasion to honor and thank nine Vietnam War veterans who’d served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell praises nine Vietnam War veterans for their service, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Pentagon's kick-off of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, which spanned from 1965 to 1975. U.S. Army photo by J.D. Leipold (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Kicking off the Pentagon's first event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the conflict, Army Lt. Gen...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=120695

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