50th Vietnam War Anniversary: veteran pinning

By Savannah BairdMarch 29, 2024

Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci. (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird; Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci. (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird; Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci. (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird; Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison Commander, and Sgt. Major Sherman Waters, Command Sgt. Major, pin 50th anniversary pins for the Vietnam War on the lapels of multiple Vietnam veterans at Fort Knox, Ky., on Friday, March 29 2024. Col. Ricci expressed his gratitude to each veteran as they shook hands, offering them a warm welcome home. "It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War. Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve," said Ricci. (Photo Credit: Savannah Baird; Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Colonel Chris Ricci, Garrison commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Sherm Waters Jr. spent the morning showing their appreciation to those who visited, pinning them with special Vietnam veteran pins at the main Exchange on post.

"It's an absolutely fantastic Friday morning down here celebrating the Vietnam War," said Col. Ricci. "Sgt. Maj. Waters and I are honored to be able to welcome these veterans home and give them the recognition they deserve."