FORT CARSON, Colo. - The soldiers who served in Vietnam returned to shame. They couldn't wear their uniforms off post and some were called baby killers.
The Department of Defense is attempting to right a wrong by thanking Vietnam-era veterans for their service with a commemorative lapel pin which will be given to them on March 29.
The Enlisted Association: TREA is a commemorative partner and is looking for any living vets who served between November 1955 and May 1975.
The group recognizes there are many vets who want to forget how they were treated, but there's a lot of veterans who appreciate being recognized and being thanked, and in my mind, a welcoming home the proper way,” said Henry ‘Hank’ Reisig with TREA.
The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 at 4 p.m. at Post 26, the Disabled American Veterans building at the corner of Peterson Road and Palmer Park Boulevard.
To RSVP or to get more info, you can call 719-425-5261 or send an email to Henryreisig@hotmail.com.