Sen. Pavlov welcomes Smiths Creek veteran for lapel-pinning ceremony

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, attaches a Vietnam veteran lapel pin to the lapel of U.S. Air Force veteran Jim Armstrong of Smiths Creek at a ceremony at the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday.

Armstrong served honorably in active duty in the U.S. Air Force from February 1967 to December 1970.

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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