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Local Veterans Of Vietnam War Post Closes After National Group Shutters

Paul Golias, CorrespondentMay 21, 2019

A national Vietnam War veterans’ organization has closed up shop and its former posts are doing the same, leading to a spate of donations to other nonprofit organizations.

Post 56 of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Nanticoke, has donated a new American flag to the Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Twp. A ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to raise the flag.

Frank Park, of Hunlock Creek, the last commander of Post 56, said declining membership prompted the national organization to shut down a few weeks ago and Post 56 followed.

“We had 60 to 65 members at our peak,’’ Park said, representing all branches of the U.S. military. Park was an Army ranger who, like his comrades in arms, saw action in Vietnam.

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