People Gather At Washington War Memorials To Pay Tribute For Veterans Day
(L-R) Anna Tollette, 10; Nate Tollette, 12; and Brian Jon Raichert, 12; and their grandfather Bill Brandt (3rd L) of Antigo, Wisconsin, listen to Vietnam War veteran Charles Smith tell the story of how he earned the Bronze Star during the battle of Phan Thiet at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial the day after Veterans Day, November 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Smith of Laurel, Maryland, served in the U.S. Army for 31 years and was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart during this two tours of Vietnam.
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