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Fort Jackson honoring Vietnam-era veterans over 4 days


FORT JACKSON, SC (AP) -- Fort Jackson is paying tribute to Vietnam War-era veterans with four days of celebration and solemn activities honoring the 58,000 who lost their lives in the conflict.


The event begins Thursday morning and runs through Sunday morning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war.


A replica of the Vietnam Memorial is being set up at Hilton Field. The names of the more than 58,000 service members who died are being read out loud beginning Thursday and continuing through Sunday morning. On Saturday, there is a 5-kilometer run, a parade of vintage cars, historical displays, an evening concert and fireworks.


It is free and open to the public. Visitors must show identification.

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