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Written by  Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:21
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Retired Vietnam era airman James Washington (left) was among the honorees recognized by Lt. Colonel William Schwertfeger (retired USAF) during last year’s appreciation dinner at OSU. Schwertfeger’s plane was shot down during his second tour in Vietnam and he spent time as a prisoner of war in the so-called Hanoi Hilton. Retired Vietnam era airman James Washington (left) was among the honorees recognized by Lt. Colonel William Schwertfeger (retired USAF) during last year’s appreciation dinner at OSU. Schwertfeger’s plane was shot down during his second tour in Vietnam and he spent time as a prisoner of war in the so-called Hanoi Hilton.

OSU Press release

 

(STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 10, 2017) – Vietnam era veterans are being invited to serve as guests of honor at the annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner set for Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at OSU. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 1, but attendance will be capped at 200.

 

“Again this year, we’re glad to have this opportunity to honor Vietnam era veterans who are faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of OSU and Northern Oklahoma College,” said Rick Hansen, coordinator of Veteran Student Academic Services at OSU. “We were pleased to honor 25 Vietnam era veterans last year and we hope to recognize at least as many again this year who have not previously been honored. They served during a very tumultuous time and our formal ‘welcome home’ is long overdue.”

 

The Vietnam era veterans will be honored throughout the dinner with an escort from OSU veteran students. Each will also be recognized by name as well as their branch of service, dates of service and final military rank, while receiving a presidential proclamation and lapel pin commemorating their service to our country.

 

The dinner is one of several activities planned on the OSU campus during the week leading up to Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.

 

Banquet reservations are free for veterans and $20.00 each for guests.

 

Reservations can be made at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tickets can be purchased/picked up at the Veteran Success Center in the North Classroom Building or 040 Student Union. For questions contact Rick Hansen at (405) 744-1390 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 260,000 students who have been serving Oklahoma and the world for 125 years.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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