1048 – Vietnam vet who saved 1,200 to be honored


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J. Craig Honaman

Episode 1048 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight an event to be held in Columbus, Georgia on November 7, 2017 where a Vietnam Veteran who saved 1200 wounded soldiers in the War will be honored. The upcoming event was covered in a story found in The Northside Neighbor titled: Sandy Springs man who saved 1,200 wounded soldiers in Vietnam to be honored. The story was written and submitted by Bill Baldowski.

This story illustrates the often repeated truism that the Vietnam Veteran Generation is as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. Its members went to Vietnam and served their country under very challenging circumstances and then came home and were subject to abuse and condemnation by misguided anti-war protesters. The vast majority of those veterans came home and continued to serve their country in a wide array of civilian and military pursuits.

J. Craig Honaman is one of those brave Vietnam Veterans. He flew 600 rescue missions in his year-long tour of duty in country as a medevac pilot. The records show he brought back 1200 soldiers wounded in battle to safe medical treatment. For his service as a brave medevac pilot he will be honored at a special ceremony in Columbus, Georgia on the evening of November 7, 2017 at the St. Luke Ministry Center.

At that event along with Honaman 16 other Georgia veterans who will be inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame. The founder and president of the GMVHF, Retired Army Col. Paul Longgrear invites all interested parties to attend the event that will honor 17 brave veterans.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame event to be held November 7, 2017 at the St. Luke Ministry Center 301 11th Street Columbus, Georgia 31902.

Listen to episode 1048 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast and discover the wonderful things Craig Honaman has done for his country after his service in Vietnam.

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