Honoring Vietnam veterans living in Georgia

Honoring Vietnam veterans living in Georgia
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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.