March 30, 2015

Senator John Astle On ‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’

Legislation was signed into law this year declaring March 30 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”

The delayed welcome — 40 years after the end of the war — was requested by Hospice of the Chesapeake, which works with many veterans.

The bill was introduced by State Sen. John Astle. The Anne Arundel County Democrat was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service as a Marine helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.

WAMU spoke with Astle at his office in Annapolis, click here to listen to the interview.