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July 5, 2013

Exchange joins in Vietnam War commemoration

Chris Ward
AAFES Public Affairs

In recognition of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s participation in the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program, Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull received a certificate of proclamation and commemorative flag in a ceremony June 18 at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, Army Staff Lead for the Interagency Advisory Group on the Department of Defense’s 50th Commemoration and former chairman of the Exchange Board of Directors, presented Shull with the proclamation and flag.

“Just like our warfighters today, those fighting in Vietnam were doing multiple tours and, frankly, we didn’t welcome them home the way we should have,” said Mason. “Now, we are finally doing the right thing in honoring these Veterans and I want to thank Tom and the Exchange for taking on this mission.”

The 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program is designed for agencies to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners participate by planning and conducting events and activities that recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families for service, valor and sacrifice.

From Ho Chi Minh to Hue, the exchange’s presence in Vietnam brought a taste of home to those serving in the war. The Exchange continues to carry out its “We Go Where You Go” mission to this day as there are currently 35 Exchanges providing support to Soldiers and Airmen in Afghanistan.




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