PORT ISABEL, Texas – Veterans of the Vietnam War receiving a special ceremony nearly 50 years after returning from service.
U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela hosting two pinning ceremonies to publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the veterans and their families. Rio Grande Valley servicemen received a special pin to commemorate their efforts. Many of them saying it was their first recognition since returning from the war.
Congressman Vela, “It’s important that these veterans are recognized today for their sacrifices back in the early 60s and 70s. When they came back from Vietnam they did not get the appreciation that they deserved.”
The pins were presented by Brigadier General Greg Chaney, Congressman Vela along with local government officials. According to the congressman more ceremonies are planned for early 2020.