A dedication of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, which is on the south wall of Grumpy Bill’s bar in downtown Manchester, was held Saturday morning in Manchester. The wall contains the names of the 853 Iowans who lost their lives in Vietnam. KMCH spoke to several of the veterans in attendance and they all said they appreciated have a day in their honor…like Steve Egleseder of Wood Center:
Bernie Maiers of Holy Cross is the Commander of VFW Post 7736 in New Vienna:
Al Wright and Mike Schmelzer are from Garnavillo:
Larry Beaman of Delhi said he appreciated the welcome home…and said the helicopter ride was the thrill of a lifetime:
The “Friends of Military Aviation” gave around 40 rides Saturday at the Manchester airport, and even did a fly over at the start of the West Delaware football game Friday night.