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Hagel Commemorates Vietnam Veterans Day American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 29, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who’d served in Vietnam as an Army noncommissioned officer, today issued a statement commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day. The secretary’s statement reads as follows: “Today and this weekend, communities across the country commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day. “This year we also mark forty years since the end of U.S. combat operations in Vietnam. On March 29, 1973, the last of our combat forces departed the country and the final release of American prisoners of war drew to a close. “When Vietnam veterans reached their hometowns, many were not greeted with the appreciation and respect they very much deserved. In our time we must take every opportunity to thank all veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. “More than 1,600 service mem...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119656

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