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Vietnam veterans invited to accept commemorative pins

Zinke to present pins to Hi-Line and eastern Montana Vietnam Veterans


Last updated 10/6/2016 at 8:11pm

Havre Daily News staff

People who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam war can contact the office of U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to reserve a 50th anniversary commemorative pin the veteran will present at ceremonies in Havre, Glasgow, Sidney and Miles City.

“This pin is a lasting memento of the thanks we have as a nation and a reminder of the service and sacrifice made by tens of thousands of Montanans and their families,” said Zinke, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL. “I encourage all of Montana’s Vietnam War veterans, or their loved ones, to come receive their pin and the thanks and recognition they deserve.”

Zinke is campaigning for his second term in the U.S. House, facing Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, a Democrat, in the general election.

All U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty during the Vietnam War years are eligible to receive the commemorative pin, regardless of where they served. The pin was authorized by Congress in the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. 

Zinke’s office is an official partner of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration, a division of the Department of Defense.

  Veterans can register to receive their pin at a local event by calling Zinke’s office Monday through Friday at 202-225-3211 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. or the Helena office at 406-502-1435 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. All events are free to attend and open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and show their support for local veterans.

The schedule of presentations is:


Monday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.

Montana State University-Northern in the Student Union Ballroom


Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.

Cottonwood Inn



Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.

Richland County fairgrounds


Miles City

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

Sleep Inn


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