Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:51 PM


The Vietnam War wasnt just a movie or a section in a history book.

Some 3 million American military members served in Vietnam during the war. Around 60,000 didnt make it home alive.

And many of those who did will tell you they didnt get the welcome home that this nations warriors deserve.

The United States of America 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration is underway, and its a chance to pay respect to those veterans and to all veterans.

The Defense Department is seeking businesses and other organizations as commemorative partners to honor those who fought in that war and their families who also made great sacrifices.

Leading the charge locally is Jo Anne Shirley, who has worked tirelessly for years to ensure those efforts were not forgotten, both in her role as a former chairman of the board of directors of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia and as a private citizen interested in finding out what happened to her beloved brother, Maj. Bobby M. Jones.

He is a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon who had been missing in action since Nov. 28, 1972, when the jet he was in disappeared from radar near Danang in South ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

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