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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Kiwanis Club hosted Vietnam Veteran at Nov. 11 meeting


November 25, 2021

Graphic Lane Gwinn

Vietnam veteran and Dayton resident Eric Thorn

DAYTON-Listening to a veteran's story was the perfect topic at the November 11 Dayton Kiwanis Club Meeting.

Kiwanis members invited Eric Thorn, a local veteran who served in Vietnam, to share his experiences as a Chinook pilot during the war.

"It's coming up on almost exactly fifty years since I got back from Vietnam," Thorn began. "I think it's in another month."

The United States became involved in Vietnam when President Eisenhower declared support for South Vietnam in 1955. President Kennedy furthered support efforts in 1962. South Vietnam's president, Ngo Dinh Diem, was killed in 1963...

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