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Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, hosted a welcome home ceremony Nov. 6, 2015 on Marshall Army Airfield to give Vietnam veterans the thanks they deserved for serving their country.
U.S. Army Soldiers returning from deployments today are often met with fanfare, but that wasn’t always the case decades ago as troops came home from fighting in the Vietnam War. That was not the case Nov. 6 as "Big Red One" and Fort Riley Soldiers, veterans' families and members of the Flint Hills community participated in the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony.
"Vietnam veterans have gone above and beyond to make sure that our current generation of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines do not have the same experience they did," Grigsby said. "Like so many of the Soldiers in this hangar, I've been to my fair share of deployment and redpeloyment ceremonies. They are often attended by veterans. You can pick them out of any crowd, old troopers with wise eyes, wearing hats and patches recognizing their units or the conflicts in which they served."
View more photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157660130700087 or https://www.flickr.com/photos/dptmsceremonies/albums/72157658571157674


Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, hosted a welcome home ceremony Nov. 6, 2015 on Marshall Army Airfield to give Vietnam veterans the thanks they deserved for serving their country. U.S. Army Soldiers returning from deployments today are often met with fanfare, but that wasn’t always the case decades ago as troops came home from fighting in the Vietnam War. That was not the case Nov. 6 as "Big Red One" and Fort Riley Soldiers, veterans' families and members of the Flint Hills community participated in the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony. "Vietnam veterans have gone above and beyond to make sure that our current generation of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines do not have the same experience they did," Grigsby said. "Like so many of the Soldiers in this hangar, I've been to my fair share of deployment and redpeloyment ceremonies. They are often attended by veterans. You can pick them out of any crowd, old troopers with wise eyes, wearing hats and patches recognizing their units or the conflicts in which they served." View more photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157660130700087 or https://www.flickr.com/photos/dptmsceremonies/albums/72157658571157674