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The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1051, Gold Vault Chapter held its second annual banquet Nov. 2 in the culinary arts department of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. A meal was enjoyed by members and guests.
The opening prayer was given by member Chaplain Thomas Hunt. Guest speaker was Elder Robert Gillespi of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. His speech was about veterans and wanting to come back home. His wife, Phyllis Gillespi, works for Casuality Assistance on Fort Knox and she on how her job impacted her and what was involved in the process. President Leon Faulk gave a description of the Missing Man Table. Associate member Grace Schlemmer spoke to show her gratitude to members of the armed forces and has decided to join the Air Force upon graduation from high school next year.
The chapter’s next meeting is at 2 p.m. Jan. 20, in the Nolin RECC conference room, 411 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Membership is open to all Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans, Aug. 1964-May 1975, both men and women are invited to attend. Bring a DD 214 copy and $20 for membership dues. The chapter’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam Veterans.
For information, call Sally Johns, 352-2765 or visit www.vietnamveterans1051.org.