Fort Hood recalls all Vietnam vets
FORT HOOD, Texas — The III Corps commanding general would like all Vietnam veterans to join Fort Hood in a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony May 21 as part of the Corps’ Phantom Warrior Week.
From the Commanding General…
During the ceremony, Vietnam veterans will receive the same fanfare present-day Soldiers receive when they return from Iraq and Afghanistan. The veterans will parade onto Sadowski Field in front of hundreds, perhaps thousands of supporters who appreciate the sacrifices they made 50 years ago.
After the ceremony, veterans are invited to view the traveling Vietnam Wall and static military vehicle displays. The day will end with a festive barbecue.
Vietnam veterans who are interested in participating in the Welcome Home Ceremony, can register online by clicking on the Phantom Warrior Week logo here.
While Vietnam veterans will be notably recognized on the parade field, all veterans are invited to attend the events and should also register. Some events have limited availability and will be open on a first come basis.
During the week, various sporting events will be held for the active-duty Soldiers and at the weeks’ end, May 24, Vietnam veterans are invited to participate in the III Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr.’s “Pass in Review” with Fort Hood units on Sadowski Field prior to the presentation of the coveted Commander’s Cup.