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Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

Posted: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

With an average age of 19, 115,000 Iowans served in all branches of the military during the Vietnam War years. Today is Vietnam Veterans Recognition day. Five Iowans earned the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the war and 869 Iowans gave their lives as casualities of the Vietnam War. A ceremony recognizing the Vietnam War Veterans will be held at the Iowa Vietnam Memorial in Des Moines today.