Summer's Spotlight: Vietnam War Veterans Day

Summer’s Spotlight: Vietnam War Veterans Day

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.-- March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day and the war's 50th anniversary of the last troops being pulled from the country.

While years have passed, the impacts and memories for many of those there, feel as real as when their boots were on the ground.

These man and women fought for you and this country for 20 years from November 1,1955 to November 15,1975.

For those of us who didn't live through the war, maybe need a refresher and just want to learn more morning anchor Summer Horan spoke with representatives from South Bend Chapter 1027 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Morning anchor Summer Horan with US army man, Dave Martin, and US Marine, Dave Guzicki. Dave Guzicki wore his "Marine" tennis shoes that he wears to honor the men and women who fought and continue to serve this country in the armed forces. There is a local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America in South Bend, #1027. Dave Guzicki wore it to promote the organization that supports local veterans here in Michiana.

Summer's Spotlight wanted to honor the day by bringing on Dave Martin and Dave Guzicki-- two local veterans who were boots on the ground in Vietnam. 

If you would like to learn more about the local Vietnam Veterans chapter or served between August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 head to the Vietnam Veterans of America website.

You can also call (574)-277-1255 or email [email protected].

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