If you sit at the Camp Casey Food Court long enough, one might see a few official licensed U.S. Army Veteran hats moving about. These distinguished veterans in the black caps live and work among the Active-duty service and civilians here in South Korea.
That’s the beauty of USAG North and an overseas assignment. The retiree community are part of its continuity and stability. That’s why it’s no surprise the garrison and Exchange honored the Vietnam Veteran’s during the annual National Vietnam Veterans Day.
“Thank you for coming out to honor our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice to the nation,” said Ki-Sol Han, the Exchange’s general manager.
Han, gifted lunch and an assortment of giveaways during the event. The garrison’s Command Sgt. Major, Jason Hathaway and Col. Ellis R. Baker personally greeted each veteran. They all received a commemorative pin.
“You are a huge part of the community and you always provide quality feedback,” Hathaway said during his remarks. “Thank you for your service, thank you for what you did in Vietnam, and thank you for setting the path for Soldiers like me.”
The National Vietnam Veterans Day is celebrated March 29th. That was the day U.S. forces departed Vietnam.
The next time you visit your local exchange, and it’s not National Vietnam Veteran’s Day take the time to greet your comrades in the black hats and say, “thank you for your service.”
Veterans enjoying their coffee or sandwich appreciate it.