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Welcome home Vietnam Vets decades after their service


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Vietnam Veterans were doing a job their country asked them to do, yet many of them never had a proper "Welcome home." It was a time of political divide, and the service members also felt it fall on their shoulders.

March 29, 1972 the last of America's troops left Vietnam. But today, many people are only now telling them how much their service mattered and saying "Thank you," to them for putting their lives on the line.

Saturday, March 29, Wilmington-area residents are invited to join together at Hugh MacRae Park, 1977 S. College Road, to honor Vietnam Veterans.

Vietnam Veteran Rossie Nance provides all the details and runs through a guest list of speakers and honorees. Watch his full interview now to learn how you can take part in the ceremony too.

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I think the date listed as

I think the date listed as when the last U.S. troops left VN are wrong. March 1972 - The North Vietnamese cross the demilitarized zone (DMZ) at the 17th parallel to attack South Vietnam in what became known as the Easter Offensive. January 27, 1973 - The Paris Peace Accords are signed that provide a cease-fire. Drawdown of troops began in early February 1973, The last U.S. troops are withdrawn from Vietnam March 29, 1973.
God Bless all of the U.S.A. service men and women from all wars or conflicts.
Spec. 4 US Army
Signal Corp, Cryptography o/r
Vietnam veteran

Thank you for your Service to our Country

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