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Army Today – USO North Carolina hosts a homecoming celebration for veterans

Army Today – USO North Carolina hosts a homecoming celebration for veterans



from soldiers radio and television this is the army today a daily feature from around the globe more than 60,000 people converged at Charlotte Motor Speedway to honor America's Vietnam veterans the event had a three-fold purpose according to us o North Carolina president retired lieutenant colonel john faulkenberry first to celebrate and you're going to rock and roll this afternoon second it's to assist all veterans we have the national regional be a set up here we have over 100 military and veteran nonprofits set up to help you and last one is educate these youngsters there are placards and Vietnam vets talk to them learn from history the US Army Golden Knights parachute team helped kickstart the festivities featuring military displays from active duty in National Guard units all helping to unite decorated veterans and family members of all ages former artilleryman Tommy Mason spent a moment reflecting the side a much newer howitzer than the one he'd fired during his time in Vietnam I see it's a big change just doing my time since I was in there the moving wall are traveling half-size replica of the Vietnam War Memorial lined a portion of the speedway and allowed someone more opportunity to say goodbye veterans like Marvin more of the 1st Infantry Division found himself at times overwhelmed by the show of support from the community it's sort of a moster you know you got the bread on the wall that didn't make you back and it's really emotional and I I didn't like that his appreciate everything about he's done charlotte north carolina i'm army sergeant benjamin watson that's the army today from soldiers radio and television


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