One of my recent posts was a reported trip to Fort Hood in Texas to attend a welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans. Small towns and large military installations have started holding these events for Vietnam vets as the new combat vets return home from Iraq and Afghanistan and receive their own welcomes. Nearly 700 Vietnam vets showed up to Fort Hood for the largest ceremony of its kind nationwide.

Assemebled Vietnam Veterans at Fort Hood

photo by Kristina Shevory

Fort Hood’s commanding general and CSM are in the background saluting the assembled Vietnam veterans in this photo I took at the ceremony. With great stories from fellow vets, good bbq and sunny skies, it was one of those dream assignments reporters love.

Another of my fun At War posts included a fascinating interview with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs who said his biggest worry isn’t a rogue state, it’s the troops. All of my posts can be seen here.