Missouri to observe first Vietnam Veterans Day

Friday, March 29, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. CDT; updated 12:00 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 29, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri officials have scheduled a Statehouse ceremony on Saturday to observe the state's first Vietnam Veterans Day.

Four veterans — one each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines — will receive special medals from Gov. Jay Nixon and Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, the state's adjutant general, during an event in the governor's office.

Missouri lawmakers approved legislation last year designating March 30 as a day of special recognition for Vietnam veterans.

Nixon's office said those being honored Saturday are Stephen Hill, of Webb City (Army); John Albright, of Sunrise Beach (Navy); Michael Puckett, of Camdenton (Air Force); and David Coleman, of House Springs (Marines).

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