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July 31, 2003

Ft. Stewart - Vietnam veterans are going out of their way to make sure today's soldiers get the welcome they never got.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 in Liberty County, have shown up at every homecoming at Fort Stewart.

They hand out flags to visitors so the red, white and blue waves throughout the stands. Vietnam veteran, Jimmy Waynick, says, "We have no hard feelings at all. I mean, it's very emotional seeing what they're getting compared to what we got and that makes our job even better."

Vietnam soldiers got spit on and were called baby killers. They promised the soldiers who left Ft. Stewart they would be back to welcome them home.

posted at 4:45PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com