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December 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Celebration 101: Former Tuskegee Airman McGee Feted with Parade, Flyover

Brigadier General Charles McGee of the Tuskegee Airmen turns 101 on Monday. On Sunday, members of the community honored McGee with a celebratory parade. Cars decorated with signs drove by his home and honked their horns. The festivities continued with a military flyover using the aircraft that McGee flew in World War II. The Bethesda […]

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May 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Now You Can Walk in the Shoes of Bethesda’s Tuskegee Airman

Michael Jordan’s Air Jordans and Kanye West’s Yeezys have some new competition. And from a very unlikely source. “Kitten” by the 100 year-old retired Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen (or, P-51B “Kitten” of Brigadier General Charles McGee Men’s Low Top Canvas Shoes) have officially entered the sneaker wars. McGee’s […]

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March 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

National Vietnam War Veterans Day to Honor Those Who Served

It is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. A day to thank and honor the nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 established National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Every year on March 29 the nation will celebrate our veterans. The official day recognizes U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active […]

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November 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

From Tragedy to Triumph: Vietnam War Veteran on Overcoming Invisible Wounds

Certain dates remain engraved in your memory forever. For Wayne Miller, that date is July 4, 1969. While many back home were celebrating the American holiday, it was a day Miller thought would mark dependency on others for the rest of his life. Miller had graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 1968 and had […]

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May 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County’s Vietnam War Veterans Honored During Special Ceremony

Hundreds gathered in Rockville for a dedication ceremony where Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the new Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The memorial wall, located at Memorial Plaza in Rockville, is a tribute to the 130 Montgomery County residents who were killed or reported missing during the Vietnam War. Here at Memorial Plaza in Rockville. In […]

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March 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

#TBT: Montgomery County’s Salute to Vietnam Veterans

Today is Vietnam Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor the men and women who fought in the Vietnam War. In 2015, Montgomery County hosted a salute to Vietnam-era veterans at The Universities at Shady Grove. You can watch highlights from that event here,

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May 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rebroadcast of Tributes to our Veterans

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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March 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Vietnam Veterans Day (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted a wreath laying ceremony at Memorial Plaza today, March 29, which is also known as Vietnam Veterans Day.  There were similar tributes like this one held across the country. Watch some moments from the Rockville event in this MyMCMedia Extra video: On #VietnamVeteransDay, we honor those who […]

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November 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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

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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November 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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

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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