Recognize Vietnam Veterans

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Recognize Vietnam Veterans

May 31 @ 1:00 pm

CONWAY, S.C. – Area military veterans of the Vietnam War will be recognized at a special event entitled “Valor in Vietnam” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st – the day after Memorial Day – at the McCown Auditorium, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.  The event is sponsored by the Horry County Museum and the United Bank Center for Military & Veteran Studies at Coastal Carolina University, and is free to the public.

“Valor in Vietnam” will include recognition of American Vietnam veterans in attendance and a large-screen presentation of the new documentary film Soldier Stories: Valor in Vietnam.  The film chronicles the common experiences of Americans in uniform during the Vietnam War through historic combat footage, period photography, and personal commentary by local Vietnam veterans and others.  

“We invite all local Vietnam veterans and those who are visiting our region to attend the free program as guests of honor,” said Walter Hill, who is the director of the Horry County Museum. “And we also welcome their families and friends — and members of the general public – to participate as a way of showing appreciation for all of our veterans. We hope that this event will be a meaningful contribution to our area’s observance of Memorial Day.”

The May 31st event is associated with the official United States 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, which is sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs through 2025 to honor American veterans of the Vietnam War and their families.

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PHOTO CAPTION

A wounded American marine receives treatment at the 1968 Battle of Hue. The documentary film Soldier Stories: Valor in Vietnam, which chronicles the common experiences of Americans in uniform during the Vietnam War, will be presented at 2 p.m., May 31  at the Horry County Museum’s McCown Auditorium  in Conway as part of “Valor in Vietnam” – a special event recognizing American Vietnam veterans. (National Archives photo)

Link to public domain image:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/OperationHueCity1967wounded.jpg

Photo credit: National Archives via Wikimedia Commons

Details

Date:
May 31
Time:
1:00 pm

Venue

McCown Auditorium
805 Main Street
Conway, SC United States
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