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A number of occasions held to honor Vietnam Veterans in Westmoreland County

Vietnam veterans have been honored with a number of occasions in Westmoreland County.

Veterans and Gold Star Households have been honored on the Smithton American Legion Park.

Retired Military Sgt. Main James Hill was the visitor speaker who honored the boys.

Hill joined the Marines when he was 17 yr previous and was despatched to Vietnam when he was 18. He served two excursions within the Vietnam Conflict and was wounded. The wound led to an eight-year break in Hill’s profession. Hill later joined the Military Reserves, the place he served two excursions in Iraq. His first tour in Iraq spanned between 2004 and 2005. His second tour was in 2008.

In 2022, he was requested to honor his fellow Vietnam veterans.

PHOTOS: A number of occasions held to honor Vietnam Veterans in Westmoreland County

“I used to be requested to be the speaker and assist current Vietnam pins. It is a recognition program for Vietnam Vets,” mentioned Hill.

Not far-off, the Vietnam Touring Memorial Wall additionally made a cease in Westmoreland County.

The wall was on show on the Smithton Little League Area and comprises a listing of names of troopers who died throughout the Vietnam Conflict.

State Rep. Eric Davanzo mentioned the aim of the wall was to convey the neighborhood out and remind individuals of what freedom prices.

Davanzo mentioned over 58,000 names are on the touring Vietnam wall.

A separate a part of the show additionally featured names of individuals killed within the assaults on the World Commerce Heart on Sept. 11, 2001.

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