Vietnam War Era Recognition

More than 100 Vietnam-era veterans were recognized as part of the Carlisle Barracks Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 7.


As part of the national commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Lt. Col. Sally Hannan, Garrison Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jamie Lethiecq, Garrison CSM, led a short ceremony recognizing the service and sacrifice of servicemembers of the Vietnam era and their families.
“As a garrison commander you often to get to take part in special events, but this is one that is truly special,” said Hannan. “As a Soldier, it is truly an honor to recognize you and those who paid the ultimate price during this period in our nation’s history.”
During the short ceremony, a proclamation was ready and veterans walked down to the front of Bliss Hall to receive a commemorative pin from Hannan, Lethiecq and Mark Overberg, director of the Army’s Retirement Services division.
“It was truly an honor to be recognized in this way, in front of our fellow veterans,” said retired Staff Sgt. James Vermett, who served in Vietnam from January 1967-March 1969 as a member of the 4th Infantry Division. “We didn’t have the same reception coming home that a lot of our fellow Soldiers did, so it’s really special to be a part of something like this.”
The event was the highlight of the day-long event that featured guest speakers on topics form TRICARE to Veterans Affairs updates. Tables were also set up in the Root Hall Gym to allow veterans and their families to ask questions and receive their annual flu shot.

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