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Posted on 07/30/2012 6:42:16 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Monday, July 30, 2012
Korean War veteran honors a Vietnam vet
Korea vetBy Fred Frankville -
A ceremony that should be mandatory reading in all schools was held for Captain Ronald Ross who was killed in Vietnam on October 31 1969. US Representative Bobby Schilling (IL-17) sponsored the event. He and Lt. General Mick Bednarek Commanding General, First Army, gave awards to his surviving family that Captain Ross earned.
General Bednareck talked about the honor, duty and loyalty that was prevalent among Vietnam Veterans. He talked about their war on two fronts: one on the field in Vietnam and the other in the streets of America.
Rep Schilling gave a eulogy for Captain Ross that left many misty-eyed. He agreed with General Bednarek that the war for the Vietnam War veterans was fought on two fronts. Schilling made a point that his office is open to help veterans.
Also participating in the ceremony was US Representative Dave Loebsack (IA-2), who said the days of ignoring Vietnam and Korean war Vets are over.
Captain William Albracht, Ground Commander at Firebase Kate. walked us through several days of combat. It was like we were there. It was very emotional when he talked about Lt Ross dying in his arms.
I am a Marine Infantry Korean War veteran. We came home to an uncaring public. in retrospect, we were lucky. The Vietnam vets came home to a hostile and uncaring public. Jane Fonda, the traitor who gave aid and comfort to the enemy, was honored for her treasonous acts. Her group prolonged the war and caused many American casualties. Those same protesters are now in many cases, our politicians, school teachers, judges, print and cable news editors. The VietNam War continues.
Fred Frankville is a Korean War veteran that lives in Milan, Illinois
On Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1300 hrs, Congressman Bobby Schilling of Illinois, and Congressman Leonard Boswell of Iowa, will present to the family of Captain Ronald A. Ross who was KIA on 31 Oct 1969, the following awards and decorations for his service in the Republic of Vietnam: the Silver Star; the Bronze Star Medal; the Purple Heart Medal; the Army Good Conduct Medal; the National Defense Medal; the Vietnam Service Medal with bronze service star; the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Campaign with1960 device; and the Army Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar.
Photo: Paul Colletti John Ross accepts service medals on his father's behalf from Congressman Bobby Schilling, left, and Lt. General Mick Bednarek during an awards ceremony at Wilson Middle School in Moline on Saturday, July 28, 2012. John Ross' father, Ronald Ross, was killed while serving in the Vietnam war.
Photo: Paul Colletti John Ross receives a hug from Bill Albracht during an awards ceremony at Wilson Middle School in Moline on Saturday, July 28, 2012. John Ross' father, Ronald Ross, died in Mr. Albracht's arms when the men served together in Vietnam. On Saturday Mr. Ross was presented with his father's medals. More photos from this shoot
Frank got it right and happy to see that Capt Ross(God bless him)recieved his awards through his brother.
IMHO, those folks who mistreated our Vietnam vets should NOT be permitted to be in a position of authority going from dog catcher to POTUS.
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