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As MoCo Prepares to Honor Vietnam Vets, One Vet Recalls Recent Trip Back (VIDEO)

Bob Schieffer will host the Montgomery County Salute to Vietnam Veterans on Sat., Oct. 24.  Schieffer, who recently retired as host of the CBS show Face the Nation, has agreed to host and be guest speaker as Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War.  Among the honorees is a Silver Spring resident who returned to Vietnam in April with a group called Veterans for Peace.  He spoke with MyMCMedia’s Cindy Pena about his trip.

 
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Rebroadcast of Tributes to our Veterans

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County Cable Montgomery (CCM), Montgomery County’s government cable station, will honor veterans by rebroadcasting two shows this Memorial Day weekend. The shows were tributes to veterans of World War II and Vietnam that were produced by the County’s PEG (Public / Education / Government) organization of public television stations. The shows will appear on County […]

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Montgomery College to Premiere Documentary About Local Vietnam Veterans (VIDEO)

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Save the date: March 23.  That’s when a screening of the documentary,  “Honor and Gratitude: Chronicles of Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans” will be held at 2 p.m. at the Takoma Park campus of Montgomery College. Find out more in this report, below: Register here to attend the screening as seating is limited.

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Watch Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery County Salutes Vietnam Veterans

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Montgomery County hosted Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery County Salutes Vietnam Veterans at the Universities at Shady Grove on Oct. 24th. It was the first time Montgomery County paid tribute to its Vietnam War veterans. If you missed this extraordinary event, the program is being broadcast on Montgomery Channel 21, see schedule below: Honor and Gratitude […]

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Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery County Salutes its Vietnam Veterans (VIDEO)

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On Oct. 24th, Montgomery County hosted a salute to its Vietnam veterans at The Universities at Shady Grove. You can watch a three-minute video montage of the event, below:

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Burtonsville Vietnam Veteran Lamar Allen Remembers His Service in Vietnam (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Lamar Allen, Jr. addresses the audience gathered for Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam veterans. Allen was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in Vietnam for flying his helicopter in a monsoon to rescue numerous wounded and injured soldiers who were pinned down after an ambush.

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Commission on Veterans Affairs Chair Dan Bullis Remembers His Service in Vietnam (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dan Bullis, Chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs, addresses the audience gathered for Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam veterans.

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Retired Air Force General Wilma Vaught Remembers Service in Vietnam (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught addresses the audience gathered for Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam veterans.

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Former POW Addresses Crowd at Vietnam Veterans Salute (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, former POW Everett Alvarez, Jr. addresses the crowd gathered for Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam veterans at The Universities at Shady Grove on Oct. 24th. Alvarez was the first American aviator shot down over Vietnam and was held a prisoner of war for 8 1/2 years.

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Montgomery County Salutes its Vietnam Veterans at Moving Ceremony(VIDEO)

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On Oct. 24th, Montgomery County hosted a salute entitled, “Honor and Gratitude,” to recognize its Vietnam veterans. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that it was an emotional ceremony for many who attended the event at The Universities at Shady Grove.

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Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery County Salutes Vietnam Veterans (VIDEO)

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On Oct. 24th, Montgomery County hosted Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery County Salutes Vietnam Veterans at the Universities at Shady Grove. If you missed the ceremony, you can watch the program, below:

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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