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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio


Dayton Honors Vietnam Veterans

March 25, 2016

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The Dayton VA Medical Center Honors Vietnam Veterans

The Dayton VA Medical Center will host a Vietnam War 50th Commemoration & Pinning Ceremony on March 30th, at 10 AM.  The event will be held at the Protestant Chapel on the Dayton VA campus.

The Dayton VA invites all Vietnam Veterans, their family members, and the general public to attend this ceremony.  Vietnam Veterans will receive a special lapel pin commemorating their courage, honor, and dedicated service to our nation.  The pins will be presented by Vietnam Veterans, retired military officers, a former Prisoner of War, and the daughter and wife of soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam – to recognize and honor those who never came home, and the sacrifice of their family members.

The guest speaker will be Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Edward Mechenbier, who was shot down on his 80th mission over North Vietnam and held as a Prisoner of War for nearly six years.  Following his release, he was assigned to the Fighter Branch, 4950th Test Wing, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

This ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Dayton VA National Cemetery and the Miami Valley Military History Museum (located on the Dayton VA campus).

Contact:  Ted Froats, Public Affairs Officer, Dayton VAMC, (937) 267-3919.