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Sense of ‘welcome’ follows bitterness of GI’s return home

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The 19th Annual Roll Call of Honor in Remembrance Ceremony was held Sunday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in honor of Pacific American veterans. Vietnam War veterans and members of the Special Forces Association, retired Col. Gary Chamberlin, left, retired Sgt. Maj. Bob Silva and retired Lt. Col. “Jay” Ledee held hands during the singing of “Hawaii Aloha.”

Gary Chamberlin recalled protesters yelling and spitting on him as he arrived at the airport in Honolulu on his return trip from the Vietnam War. Read more

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