Episode 1058 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be a report on the tremendous Veterans Day ceremony that was held on the front Lawn of the Highlands Courthouse in Sebring, Florida on November 10, 2017. The ceremony was part of the Department of Defense United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. A committee made up of local VVA and MOAA chapter members including Mike Borders, Howard Osgood, Charlie Martin, John and Janet Harbaugh, and George Cajigal came together to plan the event.
The keynote speaker for the ceremony was retired Lieutenant General Jay Garner, a native of nearby Arcadia. He delivered a highly inspiration address that was well suited for the occasion. 118 Vietnam Veterans stepped forward to be recognized and presented with a Vietnam Veteran lapel pin.
General Garner who is a two tour veteran of Vietnam and being the strong patriot he is recommended to the podcast an opinion piece by Major General Patrick Brady found on the World Net Daily website titled: ‘Beyond Shameful’: Don’t Fall For This Deceitful Vietnam Flick.
General Patrick makes some very profound observations about the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick epic documentary we should all consider. General Patrick definitely knows what he is talking about when it comes to Vietnam. He flew over 2,000 combat missions and evacuated more than 5000 wounded during his two tours of duty in South Vietnam. His awards include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, two Distinguished Service Medals, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, six Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Star with “V” Device, Purple Heart, three Meritorious Service Medal, fifty two Air Medals with “V” Device and two Army Commendation Medals.
Listen to the entire podcast episode 1058 and discover how General Patrick lays out an airtight case why the Burns and Novick documentary truly was beyond shameful in how it portrayed the American mission in Vietnam and the veterans who served in that War.