Vietnam veterans gather to celebrate 50th anniversary of withdrawal from Vietnam

March 29 was designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Two men in flannel shirts, who are Vietnam veterans, are looking at photos in an album.
Two of the more than 40 Vietnam veterans who gathered at a March 29 gathering at the Brainerd VFW look at photos in an album. The gathering was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the last withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.

BRAINERD — The 50th anniversary of the last U.S. troop withdrawal from Vietnam was commemorated with a recent gathering of Vietnam veterans at the Brainerd VFW.

Headline News from the Brainerd Dispatch

March 29 was designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Area veterans who hadn’t seen each other for years were swapping stories and helping each other heal the mental wounds of war. Vietnam veterans were often ill-treated upon their return after serving honorably. The Brainerd VFW Post 1647 hosted about 45 Vietnam vets, some who attended with spouses, as they shared memorabilia and stories.

Another gathering is being planned at the Brainerd VFW March 29, 2024.

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