Dyess recognizes Vietnam veterans
By Senior Airman Rebecca Van Syoc, 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 29, 2018
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Dyess Air Force Base leadership presented lapel pins to more than 20 Vietnam veterans March 29, 2018 at the Dyess Air Force Base commissary and base Exchange in partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
The Vietnam War Commemoration, founded by Presidential Proclamation in 2012, is a commemorative program honoring the service, contributions and sacrifices made by veterans of the Vietnam War.
“This is a great way to pay tribute and honor those who came before us,” said Col. Kevin Johnson, 7th Mission Support Group commander. “They should be recognized for their sacrifices and dedication.”
All Vietnam-era veterans who served from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, were invited to attend the event and receive a lapel pin as part of the ceremony.
“This event allows us to properly honor our veterans,” said Garry Warrix, Dyess Commissary officer. “Almost three-fourths of our shoppers are veterans, some from the Vietnam War, and they deserve to be given the proper recognition.”
The War Commemoration began with the implementation of the Presidential inaugural event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It began on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, and concludes on Veterans Day, November 11, 2025, by Presidential Proclamation.