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Veterans Day

Since today is Veterans Day I thought I would spotlight the two National Guard units that deployed and fought in Vietnam from New England. They are a forgotten part of New England history but are really important.

The 131st Engineer Company was from the Vermont National Guard and served a year in Vietnam with no losses.  The Green Mountain Movers supported operations around Cam Rahn Bay.

The 3rd Battalion 197th Field Artillery was from the New Hampshire National Guard and had 6 members killed in its year in Vietnam. 5 on the last day in country by a landmine on the way to the airport. This unit supported operations near Saigon.

Remember that Veterans Day is for anyone who served while Memorial Day is for those who died in service.


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