Vietnam War Veterans Celebrated on Their Day (Larry Friese)

Vietnam War veterans were honored at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Monterey, March 29, on the day dedicated to their service and sacrifice. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29 as a day to honor all United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975.

Two local Vietnam War veterans spoke of their wartime experiences at this year’s commemoration in front of some 100 staff, students, active-duty members and veterans gathered on the Hotel Del Monte Quarterdeck. Introducing the duo, Naval Support Activity Monterey Commanding Officer Capt. Rich Wiley said as a naval aviator he feels an inherent duty to preserve their legacy.

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