30 Aug '13, 1pm

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WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 29, 2013) -- The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium 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 served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform. Kicking off the Pentagon's first event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the conflict, Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, Army G-4, opened the ceremony recalling personal memories as well as his broader experiences as a young American citizen. "I was a young Army brat and it was difficult for me to watch my dad come back after his third tour in Vietnam and not get treated appropriately, at least in my mind," he said. "I was just a pretty young guy at that time, but I could feel that it wasn't right. It struck me, and I kne...

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