Chafee, R.I. lawmakers honor Vietnam veterans

Dozens of veterans of the Vietnam War gathered at the Rhode Island State House for an event honoring their service. Speakers at Monday’s event included Governor Lincoln Chafee, who said it was important to thank those who served in the war and remember their sacrifice. Special honors were paid to one military unit, the 107th Signal Company of the Rhode Island National Guard. Three members of the unit were killed during the war, and another eight members received the Bronze Star. State Representative Raymond Gallison, the master of ceremonies at Monday’s event, said that too often service members returning home from the Vietnam War were not given the respect they had earned.