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Sen. Thune Submits Resolution Recognizing the Service of Vietnam Veterans

Sen. Thune Submits Resolution Recognizing the Service of Vietnam Veterans

Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today introduced a resolution recognizing the sacrifice that U.S. combat troops made during the Vietnam War and expressing renewed support for the veterans of that conflict. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. Thune’s resolution is cosponsored by Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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B-52 wreckage in Hanoi, Vietnam (Photo credit: Colin Mutchler)

The Consequences of Historical Ignorance

The American people have become so self-centered that we’re ignorant of the things that really matter in this life. A symptom of this pervasive myopathy is our historical ignorance. This was recently highlighted in a controversy that erupted over CBS’s popular reality hit, “The Amazing Race.”

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A patch left at the base of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, 2007

Soul-Saving Heroism on the Vietnam Wall

The Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated NOVEMBER 13, 1982, honoring 58,000 American troops who died. U.S. forces inflicted over a million enemy fatalities, yet politicians did not allow a victory. A former Communist North Vietnamese colonel, Bui Tin, called the American “peace movement” essential.

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Retired Army Colonel to Speak About Vietnam and Korean War Combat

Retired Army Colonel to Speak About Vietnam and Korean War Combat

US Army Col. Dale Friend (ret) of Rapid City will speak about his Vietnam War combat experiences on Saturday, October 13th, at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, 9-11 am. He will also describe some of his experiences fighting in the Korean War. The host will be the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group.

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