Area Vietnam Veterans were honored Tuesday, March 29 in a special ceremony in observance of National Vietnam Veterans Day. Pictured (from left to right) back row: Paul Fortney, Larry Haakanson, Ronald Anderson, Kenny Ames, Ed Anderson, Terry Koepplin, Leonard Duchscherer, John Hitz, Dale Rosenberg, Joe Schmaltz, Alan Knatterud, Jim Ludwig, John Lee, Alfred Ritzke, Jr., Charles Ludwig and Bob Ludwig; front row: Quentin Lange, Edwin Brecto, John Phillips, Richard Anderson, Jim Schuster, Fern Schuster, Ben Makay, Garry Coon, Jerry Valdivia and David Karlsbraaten.
On Tuesday, March 29, community members and veterans came together with Eddy County Veteran Service Officer, Julie Shrock, to honor veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
The event was the first of its kind in Eddy County, and after its tremendous success on Tuesday, it's certain not to be the last.
The event began at 6 p.m. in the New Rockford Eagles Club, where it's estimated that more...