Fifty-seven Vietnam era Veterans received some long over-due recognition recently at an event held in Harrisburg.  It was a part of a nationwide joint effort among several organizations and groups to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam conflict.
Commemorative Certificates were presented in recognition of valor, service, and sacrifice during the Vietnam War. Each veteran also received a lapel pin reserved for US veterans who served on active duty from November 1955 to May 1975.
Keynote speaker, Chuck Schryer from Flora, shared thoughts about the struggles he had when returning home. He spent several years in re-habilitation, and eventually learned to cope by volunteering to help other veterans. He has been awarded state and national recognition for his efforts in establishing a fleet of vans to transport veterans to medical appointments.
Will McClusky, helped with a remembrance of fallen, missing, or imprisoned service members. Several who attended brought items significant to their years of service to place on display. There were approximately 120 veterans, family members, and friends who attended.
The Michael Hillegas Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the program. DAR is a partner with the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration.
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Bill Oglesby and Rusty Pritchett of Galatia receiving their recognition packet presented by Kathy Morris, Michael Hillegas Chapter Regent
Bill Oglesby and Rusty Pritchett of Galatia receiving their recognition packet presented by Kathy Morris, Michael Hillegas Chapter Regent
Bill Oglesby and Rusty Pritchett of Galatia receiving their recognition packet presented by Kathy Morris, Michael Hillegas Chapter Regent
Bill Oglesby and Rusty Pritchett of Galatia receiving their recognition packet presented by Kathy Morris, Michael Hillegas Chapter Regent

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