Even during a pandemic, retired Major General (ret.) Peter Aylward is still fighting to make sure no Vietnam Veteran goes unrecognized. So far, The Vietnam War Commemoration has recognized over 3 million. There are about 3 million more. Hear how you can help them on this episode.
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0:00 – Intro
4:53 – Commemoration Adapting to COVID in 2020
9:30 – Where/When did you know that the military was the next step for you?
12:03 – Becoming a “plank holder” for U.S. Northern Command
15:30 – Various Command and Staff Positions/Backgrounds
17:45 – Deputy Commanding General of Multi-National Forces in Iraq
20:20 – What prompted retirement
22:20 – Joining the Vietnam War Commemoration and becoming the new director
26:30 – What it personally means to fulfill this mission for Vietnam Veterans
28:08 – Pinning Vietnam Veterans
30:22 – Specifics on the Commemoration
33:03 – How many Vietnam Veterans do we lose in a year?
33:40 – How to become a partner for with the America Vietnam War Commemoration
35:35 – Role of a partner in the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration
36:36 – Total number of Vietnam Veterans recognized so far
39:30 – Urgency to honor Vietnam Veterans
44:20 – Recognition for Vietnam Veterans who have already passed on
44:52 – How the commemoration measures success