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          The last "Honors Flight" for Vietnam Veterans took place on May 1st, 2017. Four planes carrying 650+ Nebraska Vietnam Veterans were flown to Washington D.C. for a whirlwind tour of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Cemetery along with other points of interest. The Nebraska veterans are the largest group from one state to have visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall. A contingent of twelve 172nd members were among the veterans being honored. The return flight landed in Lincoln, Nebraska and were met by a Welcome Home crowd estimated at up to 10,000 people. 

Garry Knittel and his daughter Stefani have put together a video documenting the trip and their much appreciated Welcome Home. Turn up your speakers and enjoy The Final Mission. A sincere thank you to Patriotic Productions who provided the funding and support for this long overdue recognition. If we learned nothing else from the Vietnam War it was to not blame the warriors for the war. For more information about these flights and the great work for veterans Patriotic Productions have done and are doing, click on their link.


 
Here is our new 172nd License Frame with Nebraska's new Military Honor Specialty License Plate. To order the 172nd frames call Garry Knittel at 402.677.6994.

If you are interested in information about the Military Honor plates click HERE  




172nd Reunions:
 Over the years we have had five planned reunions, at least every ten years beginning in 1979, then came the 20th, 30th, 40th and 45th just three years ago. We have compiled a slideshow of photos contributed by numerous members and their wives, thanks to them these images live on from each of those reunions and are now available for 172nd members and their families to enjoy. Click Here to enjoy "172nd Reunions". Will there be a 50th ? Don't bet against it.
Guess What ??
VFW Membership:
If you are not currently a member of the VFW, you should consider joining this very worthwhile group that does so much for veterans. Post 2503 is a very nice facility with rooms available for receptions and group gatherings of all sizes. It has become the "Omaha Bar" for 172nd veterans in Nebraska.
Vietnam Memorials:
    50,000 names (carved in the wall) A moving musical tribute to veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam.
    Vietnam War casualties by State and City  An index to Vietnam War casualties.

Best wishes to all of our 172nd families,
See you on the next "Second Thursday of the Month",  March 8th, 2018
  
Jim Rose