Ask someone about the most important year of the tumultuous ’60s and it’ll probably come down to either 1963 or 1968. But author Byron Williams has made his choice.
The Department of Defense said Friday that the remains of three Pennsylvania airmen missing from the Vietnam War and World War II have been identified and returned to their families for burial.
It’s a solemn hero’s welcome 45 years in the making, and a bittersweet day for those who knew Major Louis Guillermin.
The traveling Vietnam Memorial, “The Wall That Heals,” was escorted into town by the Nam Knights, a motorcycle club honoring fallen veterans and police officers.
The Bell “Huey” is a helicopter that Vietnam vets are very familiar with. It will be part of the National Constitution Center’s exhibit about the year 1968.
There is a number of Veteran’s Day ceremonies planned Monday in the region including here in Philadelphia. Three of them are in the Society Hill neighborhood.
The 14 chaplains served their country in World War II, in Cold War conflicts, and during the Vietnam era.
It was part of a national program called “House of Heroes.”
It’s been a long time coming, but a Pennsylvania man, who was killed while rescuing three men during the Vietnam War, is receiving the Medal of Honor.