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It’s about time

August 6, 2013
Virginia Johnson, Sandy Lurvey and Nicole Johnson , Marshalltown

We want to honor our local Vietnam veterans in the Oktemberfest parade Sept. 28. We have an entry with two trucks pulling trailers for those unable to walk in the parade. All Vietnam veterans are encouraged to join us. These veterans never had a proper "Welcome Home." It was an era of flag burning and war protesters. They served honorably and deserved a better homecoming after all they endured. This is not something they are asking for or think they deserve. We are organizing this because for those lucky enough to return home alive, they still suffer from Agent Orange-related illnesses, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and survivor's guilt. This war ended 38 years ago, so it's about time we thanked them.



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