Saturday, May 16, 2015

Vietnam Moving Memorial Tribute At Fort Jackson

Moving tribute to Vietnam veterans at Fort Jackson 
Live 5 News WCSC
By Carolyn Callahan
Updated: May 14, 2015

"It's an honor for us to finally welcome home our Vietnam veterans that served our nation and didn't get the welcome home they deserve," Col. Mark Shade, deputy commander at Fort Jackson, said.
Most people take the time to thank veterans for their service, but sometimes, you can't give that gratitude until long after sacrifices have been made. At Fort Jackson, there's a moving way to honor Vietnam veterans.
"Every Vietnam veteran is just as proud as they can be that we're doing this to recognize the Vietnam veterans," Maj. Gen. Retired Steve Siegfried said.

More than 58,000 names are engraved on 'The Moving Wall', a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

"It's a tribute to those battle buddies that we had," Siegfried said.

Siegfried served in Vietnam. He remembers the faces that go with some of the names on 'The Moving Wall.'

"I'll come back at a time when there's not as many people here and visit with them," Siegfried said.

'The Moving Wall' was created in 1984 and makes stops throughout the country. Fort Jackson is its most recent visit. read more here | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

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