Bishop awards Vietnam vet - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Bishop awards Vietnam vet

A Vietnam Veteran who should have been honored for his service years ago finally got the recognition he and his unit deserved. 

Clyde Bartlett served as a Staff Sergeant in an artillery battalion during the Vietnam War. Today Congressman Sanford Bishop pinned on the Presidential Unit Citation approved for his unit in 2007.

Bartlett said the men in his unit didn't know they were eligible for the citation. He says even now, it's tough to talk about the war and his fellow soldiers who didn't make it home.

"It is real hard to talk about. I don't even think anybody, that I even talked about Vietnam until probably five or ten years after I came home, yeah, that was a pretty big battle a lot of people died, a lot of people don't know about it, this units citation," Bartlett said.

The commander of Bartlett's unit recently received the honor in Louisiana. The unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for their participation in Operation Apache Snow.

They were recognized for showing gallantry and determination in accomplishing the mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions.

 

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

 

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
  • Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:33:25 GMT
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly