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VFW Calls on Vietnam Vets to Return Mementos Brought Home from War

July 19, 2019

From the Military.com website

U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War have been asked to return memorabilia they brought home to aid in the effort to account for North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Viet Cong missing-in-action troops they fought against.

The request came from Veterans of Foreign Wars ahead of the 120-year-old organization’s annual convention, which starts in Orlando, Florida, this weekend.

In a news release Monday, the VFW asked Vietnam veterans to go through their closets, attics and footlockers to dig out mementos from a war half-a century ago to aid Vietnam’s effort to account for its own estimated 300,000 missing. However, the group noted, “no weapons please.”

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