Appreciative of ‘welcome home’

I personally was very humbled and appreciative of the Vietnam veterans’ portion of the Oktemberfest parade. I ran into many veterans who were treated much more shabbily than I was upon their return to the states. To be greeted with warmth and cheers was most gratifying. I want to thank Marshalltown and the organizers of the Vietnam veterans’ floats and the parade watchers for giving us a true welcome home that certainly was not present when I returned in 1966.