Vietnam spouses and an Army nurse gain recognition

Vietnam spouses and an Army nurse gain recognition
April 19
12:55 2018

The Happy Hill Senior Citizens Club meets monthly at the Sims Recreation Center.  One of the club’s objectives is: To give older adults an opportunity for continued leadership in the community, in the state, and in all areas of life. 

Ann Zuhr of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended the meeting (January 25 meeting – delayed because of snow the previous week) to make a presentation to one of its members.  While there, she learned there were several members who are military widows of Vietnam era veterans and deserved to be recognized.    

At a subsequent meeting, those women were presented pins and certificates from the Department of Defense for the service and dedication of their husbands during the Vietnam era. 

They are: Otelia Boyd (Willie), Rosetta Harrell (Howard), Linda  Harris (Horace), Aurelia Stribling (Robert), and Marion Young (Winfield). Mrs. Young was also recognized for her meritorious service, having served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp during the same era.  In addition to the Surviving Spouse pin and certificate she and the others received,  Mrs. Young was also presented the Vietnam Era Veteran lapel pin and certificate.  Jean Moses-Petree accepted a certificate on behalf of her surviving uncle, Leon Carrington, a Vietnam era veteran.

Ann Zuhr, representing the Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution said, “A grateful nation thanks and honors Vietnam veterans and families.”

The Department of Defense wishes to honor all Vietnam era veterans during the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War.  March 29 was established as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.  For more information, visit the website at

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