Vietnam veterans honored at Oswego ceremony

March 9, 2020
In The News

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville hosted her second pinning ceremony to honor Vietnam War era veterans from the 14th Congressional District Sunday afternoon, March 8, at the Oswego Senior Center, 156 East Washington Street in Oswego.

The pinning ceremony is part of an ongoing national effort to honor all Vietnam War period veterans who served from November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975 or their surviving family members. Honored veterans were recognized with a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and Certificate of Honor.

During the ceremony Underwood was joined by Oswego resident, Joe West, commander of the Oswego American Legion Post 675.

A large crowd of area Vietnam era veterans and their families attended the ceremony.

Last November, Congresswoman Underwood hosted her first pinning ceremony in McHenry, where she honored over 200 veterans and family members from the 14th District who served during the Vietnam War.Residents of the 14th Congressional District may RSVP to attend here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vietnam-war-50th-commemoration-ceremony-tickets-90223949261

Veteran Paul Issask talks with U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood during a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

Veteran Ken Periman gets his picture with U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood and American Legion Post 625 Commander Joe West (left) during a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

Veterans flock to have their picture taken with U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood after a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

Veterans and guests watch a video before the start of a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

Veteran Dave Ullrich salutes for the playing of the National Anthem during a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood address Vietnam Veterans before a ceremony to honor them, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

Abi Ullrich shoots video and celebrates her father Dave Ullrich as he meets with U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood during a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

Veteran George Moder is next in line to receive recognition from U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood during a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans, hosted by the congresswoman, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, at the Oswego Senior Center on March 8.

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