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Palazzo presents commemorative books to Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veteran Michael Risley (left) receives a copy of the book, "A Time to Honor" from Congressman Steven Palazzo at VFW Post 3036 Wednesday. Photo credit WDAM. Vietnam War veteran Michael Risley (left) receives a copy of the book, "A Time to Honor" from Congressman Steven Palazzo at VFW Post 3036 Wednesday. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

More than a dozen Vietnam War veterans from the Hattiesburg area received a special gift from Congressman Steven Palazzo Wednesday morning. 

They each received a free copy of "A Time to Honor," which is a book commemorating the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the War in Vietnam. It features stories representing all states and all branches of service. Palazzo presented the books at Hattiesburg's VFW Post 3036. 

"They served and sacrificed, some more than others and as well as their families," Palazzo said. "We need to thank them and thank them dearly."

"We really appreciate it and the fact that we're being recognized now and it's a great honor," said Michael Risley, one of the veterans who received a book. 

"When we came back from Vietnam, we didn't get any recognition, but thank you to Congressman Palazzo for what he's doing for all our Vietnam veterans, it makes you feel good," said Robert "Bo" Tims, another veteran who got a book. 

Palazzo presented copies of the same book to other veterans at Post 3036 in January.  

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