Fort Jackson to honor Vietnam veterans during basic training graduation
March 29, 2010
Vietnam Veterans from all Armed Forces branches will be honored for their sacrifices and contributions to our nation at 9 a.m., April 23, during the Basic Combat Training graduation ceremony at Hilton Field.
Vietnam Veterans from all branches of the military, and their families, are invited to this special event.
This special segment of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry's graduation ceremony is to provide all Vietnam Veterans with the proper homecoming and recognition that some never received upon returning from the Vietnam Conflict.
Seating will be reserved under the covered bleachers for the veterans, the POW/MIA Flag will be part of the battalion color guard and remarks will be made by the post narrator at the start of the ceremony.
To confirm number of attendees at the ceremony and to identify any special needs the veterans or their families may have, the veterans are asked to please complete the registration form (click on Registration form in the Related Links box) and click the submit button or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Ms. Hazel Kelly (803) 751-4783, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. prior to April 16.
All Fort Jackson gates will be open. Please ensure you have a current driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance as you enter the installation.