Comments: VIETNAM VETS RECOGNITION DAY PASSES U.S. SENATE
U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Richard Burr Ranking Member 825A Hart Senate Office Building Washington , D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2074 FAX (202) 224-8908
Burr Resolution Recognizing Day to Honor Vietnam Veterans Passes Senate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 19, 2010 CONTACT: David Ward(202) 228-1616 WASHINGTON , D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced that a resolution he introduced encouraging communities across the nation to establish “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” was passed unanimously by the United States Senate. The resolution designates March 30, 2010, as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” to honor the return home of our armed service members after serving in Vietnam . “There’s no question that our troops served our country bravely and faithfully during the Vietnam War, and these veterans deserve our recognition and gratitude,” Burr said. “Tragically, when these service members returned home, they were caught in the crossfire of public debate about our nation’s involvement in the Vietnam War. As a result, these brave men and women never received the welcome home and gratitude they fully deserved.” The United States became involved in Vietnam because policy-makers believed that if South Vietnam fell to a communist government, communism would spread throughout the rest of Southeast Asia . The US Armed Forces began serving in an advisory role to the South Vietnamese in 1961, and in 1965, ground combat troops were sent into Vietnam . After many years of combat, all US troops were withdrawn from Vietnam on March 30, 1973, under the terms of the Treaty of Paris. Therefore, March 30, 2010, is an appropriate day to establish “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” More than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives and more than 300,000 were wounded in Vietnam . Brooks D. Tucker Deputy Staff Director Communications and Veterans Outreach Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Republican Staff 825A Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-228-2960
Comments: Looking for information about my deceased grandfather, Robert T. Fisher from Frederick, MD. He served from '43 to early '46 in the 83rd and 96th battalions in the pacific theater. Anyone with any information, please contact me at email@example.com.
Comments: I have a Seabee living here at the retirement community that was with the 115th Battalion during WW2. He is to old to travel now and he would like to know the total of WW2 veterans (all battalions) are still living. He believes he is the only one left from the 115th. I told him I would try to get the number. Thank you! Teresa Hammack
Comments: NMCB 62 had 32 Minutemen sign-in for our annual business meeting & photo taking session at the Feb. 2010 Hampton, VA VNES reunion. Here are the names of those who attended: Larry Wheeler, Jack Lee, Joe Grocki, Steve Johnson, Price Richardson, Dave Fruits, Chuck Gatlin, John Brian, Bill Pierce, Tim Bragg, Charlie Dunn, Bill Clough, Frank Cheschi, Malcolm Smith, Ted Dick, Paul DiFebo, Joe Tack, Fred Malone, Ken Ward, Norm Hahn, Karl Brunner, Milt Davis, Jim Mennucci, Bill Heflin, Jimmy Campbell, Jonathan Grohs, Rich Micucci, Lyle Stewart, John Frederick, Jim Thomas, Gerry Napert & Duane Vance. Next year's Feb reunion will be same time, same place. Our next mini-reunion will be in Oct 2010 in Gulfport. See our "reunion" tab on our website for more info. The Minutemen Alumni Group thanks everyone who attended this year and invites those who couldn't attend to attend in Oct 2010 & Feb 2011.
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