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Vietnam Veterans of America honored 19 forgotten veterans
Vietnam Veterans honor forgotten, unclaimed remains with special ceremony at Fort Logan Cemetery
The Denver Channel Lance Hernandez Jun 23, 2017
DENVER – The Colorado Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America honored 19 forgotten veterans with a solemn ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
They were honors that the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines had earned, but never received.
“Our guiding principal was and is that never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another,” said Lt. Col. David Steiner, USAF (Retired)
Chapter member Jim Topkoff said they discovered that there were literally thousands of unclaimed remains spread around the country that had never been recognized and never been given a proper military funeral.
He said members of Chapter 1071 took on the Honors Burial Program a year and a half ago, because of the way they were treated when they left the military.