Miss. House honors Vietnam veterans

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Vietnam veterans received a standing ovation in the House on Thursday, as well as their own annual day of honor.

April 30 has been designated “Vietnam Veterans of Mississippi Recognition Day.”

Four House members and two senators served in Vietnam.

The House members are Sidney Bondurant, R-Grenada; Billy Broomfield, D-Moss Point; Rep. Mac Huddleston, R-Pontotoc.; and John Mayo, D-Clarksdale. The senators are Tom King, R-Petal, and Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland.

Brigadier Gen. Mitchell L. Brown and Major Gen. James B. Gaston are the only two active members of the Mississippi National Guard who served in Vietnam during the war. They also were honored Thursday.

Lawmakers also honored House information officer, Mac Gordon, who served in Vietnam.

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The resolution is HC 94.