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By David Martin

Former mayor talks about Vietnam War, veterans


David Martin

General Hank Castillon talks about Memorial Day and the Vietnam War to a group of residents at the Memorial Day remembrance ceremony hosted at River View Cemetery.

The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago last month, but many of the emotional scars still remain.

Gen. Hank Castillon, former mayor of Green River, served during the Vietnam War and spoke to residents gathered at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Riverview Cemetery.

"The Vietnam Era was one of the saddest times in American history," Castillon told the crowd. "It left many scars and still is having an impact 40 years later."

Castillon said many Vietnam veterans are still bitter about returning to what he described as an "ungrateful nation." A friend of his, returning to his home in Iowa, told C...

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