Honoring Vietnam veterans living in Georgia

Honoring Vietnam veterans living in Georgia

Camden County Chapter 1137 Vietnam Veterans of America and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service are looking to publicly honor Vietnam veterans around the Camden County area.

A Certificate of Honor and lapel pin presentation ceremony will be held at the Camden County Recreational Center (1050 Wildcat Drive, Kingsland, GA 31548) on March 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War (from June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975) is eligible to receive this certificate. This includes veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities. Vietnam veterans may also receive this honor posthumously. Surviving spouses may receive the state certificate and a Defense Department Certificate of Honor and lapel pin as long as the required documentation (veteran’s DD Form 214) is presented with the sign up application.

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Vietnam veterans who would likje to be honored are asked to email the GDVS Central Office at GaVetSvc@vs.state.ga.us with their DD Form 214 attached, or fax their information (name, address, and phone number) and DD Form 214 to 404-656-7006.

Submissions should be marked with “Kingsland Certificates.” For more information, please call Melodii Peoples, GDVS Communications Specialist, at 404-656-5933.

The deadline to sign up is 5 p.m., Friday, February 21.