Kowall awards lapel pins to Vietnam veterans

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, stands with Army veteran Tom Oltesvig (left), 4th degree Knights of Columbus, post commander 9914; and Air Force veteran Bob Szymanski, Knights of Columbus 8500, financial secretary. Kowall awarded the two men and several other U.S. Vietnam War veterans a Vietnam veteran lapel pin at a ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Holy Spirit Church in Highland.

The symbolism attached to the Vietnam veteran lapel pins is significant. The pins honor all Vietnam veterans, whether they served in-country, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period.

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