Local Veterans To Be Honored In National Program

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More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including 11 from Indiana, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s In Memory Program in 2017.

The program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible for inscription on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines. On June 17th, 2017, VVMF will host more than 2,000 attendees at the annual ceremony on the East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where each In Memory honoree’s name will be read aloud.

Two local inductees include Donald Leon Rose of Sullivan who served in the U.S. Army, and Michael Eugene Stephens of Bicknell who served in the U.S. Air Force.

In Memory began in 1999 and has since honored more than 2,800 veterans. The In Memory Honor Roll has a remembrance page for each veteran and can be seen online by clicking here.

The 2017 inductees will be added to the Honor Roll after the June ceremony.

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