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Ceremony Honoring Vietnam Veterans

Each year the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund honors men and women whose noncombat deaths were related to their service in Vietnam, many of whom died as a result of conditions due to Agent Orange exposure.  The ceremony recognizes that, while these Veterans don’t meet the qualifications to have their names etched on the wall (which requires that the death be due to wounds in a combat zone), they also have given their lives as a result of service in Vietnam.  Nearly 2000 Veterans have been honored since the annual memorial service began. This year’s service was held on April 19th.  To learn more, please see: www.militarytimes.com/news/2010/04/gns_vietnamvets_041910/.

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