Vietnam Veterans of America Pineywoods Chapter 931 participated in a day of honor in recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. The annual ceremony, held in Nacogdoches, Texas, attracted a record number of guests.
Speakers included Vietnam veteran J.D. Collett, who had difficulty transitioning from combat to civilian life. Collett had a successful career as an undercover narcotics agent, but the two-time Purple Heart recipient experienced a family tragedy that sent him reeling in the 1990s.