The Coastal Bend's Fallen Heroes of Vietnam Honored at Roll Call Ceremony

The names of 220 fallen heroes from the Coastal Bend who served in the Vietnam War were called out during a roll call Monday morning onboard the U.S.S. Lexington.

The fallen heroes from the 12-county area of the Coastal Bend are among 3,417 Texans who were killed in the Vietnam War whose names are engraved on dog tags in a special exhibit on the U.S.S. Lexington.

The special roll call ceremony was hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 910, the Military Order of the Purple Hearts Alaniz-Valentine Chapter 598 and the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi. Vietnam veterans and Gold Star families were invited to the event.


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