Vietnam era plaque Intended to Honor those not in Vietnam

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Veterans Day plaque dedication

On November 11, 2017 the town of Stoneham will be dedicating a plaque honoring Veterans who served during the Vietnam War, but did not actually serve in Vietnam. We will be thanking these soldiers for their efforts during that period. Upon announcement and during this dedication please let us keep this in mind.

 

“A veteran-whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve, -is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to            “The United States of America”, for an amount of “up to and including their life.”

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

STONEHAM MASS VIETNAM VETERANS

1 FEBRUARY 1955 – 7 MAY 1975

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

JAMES L BARREN, MICHAEL E BASILE JR, ROBERT J CAROLAN, JACQUELINE M CHRISTIE

JAMES R COTTER, THOMAS P DONOVAN, THOMAS J FLANAGAN, ROBERT H GRIEVE

EDWARD J LANIGAN, THOMAS J LANNON, FREDERICK R LORANCE, JOHN R LYNCH

CALVIN S MACDONALD, HAROLD R MACINTIRE JR, EDWARD S MANUEL

WARREN R MAY, WILLIAM G MCLAUGHLIN, ALLEN J MINGHELLA, ALLEN W MITCHELL

PETER A NELSON, RICHARD J OLSEN, WILLIAM H OTOOLE, JOSEPH H OTTARIANO

DOMINIC J OTTAVI, WALTER H PEOPLES, RICHARD F RADFORD JR, STEPHEN B RAY

RONALD P ROMBOLI, RICHARD P ROTONDI, STEPHEN P SCULLIN, ROBERT C SINCLAIR

JOSEPH P SMITH, GEOFFREY C SOUTHER, GERALD F SULLIVAN, DANIEL R SWEENEY

KENNETH L SWEETSER, RICHARD W WALLACE, JAMES F WHITE

JAMES L CHRISTIE

INTENDING TO HONOR VIETNAM-ERA VETERANS THAT DID NOT SERVE IN COUNTRY

The period for application has been officially extended until Friday Sept 29th. If you are a Veteran or know of one that you feel is qualified for this plaque please let me know. The requirements are, residency in Stoneham at time of entry into service, Honorable Discharge. The following dates apply. Any updates for will be done on an annual basis, the criteria on annual updates will be published soon.

VIETNAM I

1-Feb-1955 
4-Aug-1964

180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

VIETNAM II

5-Aug-1964 
7-May-1975

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.