Vietnam War veterans being honored in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Vietnam War veterans are being honored in Charleston as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the war.

Officials from the Department of Defense and the Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center are honoring vets with Vietnam War Commemorative pins at the medical center. The center has invited Vietnam vets from the area to come and receive their pins Tuesday morning.

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President Barack Obama in 2012 called for the federal government to participate with organizations and communities across the nation in marking the 50th anniversary of the war. Anniversary events continue through Veterans Day of 2025.