Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nanih Waiya DAR Hosts Vietnam Veterans

The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a luncheon on Thursday, November 19 in honor of area veterans who served in the Vietnam War. Held at Market Cafe, the event commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the war in Southeast Asia.

Arnold Dyre, a Navy veteran and retired lawyer spoke to the group about the Vietnam Service Medal awarded to all members of the military who served in Vietnam.

Dyre also spoke of Louisville native, Larry Cunningham, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously. U. S. Army Staff Sergeant Cunningham was mortally wounded by enemy fire in the Phuoc Vinh Province  on December 3, 1968 as he provided covering fire to allow for his team's evacuation after their reconnaissance mission was ambushed by enemy forces.

Veterans who attended the event received a Vietnam War Veteran's pin from the DAR.

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