Photo Advisory: Kowall, colleagues present lapel pins to Vietnam veterans

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake; Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc; and Sen. Morris Hood, D-Detroit, on Wednesday welcomed to Kowall’s Capitol office Vietnam veterans Eugene Burke, a constituent of Robertson’s, and Fred Sawyer, a constituent of Hood’s. The senators presented a Vietnam veteran lapel pin to the Army veterans.

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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Pictured, from left: Kowall; John Campbell; Michigan National Guard Adjutant General and Director of Military and Veterans Affairs Major General Gregory Vadnais; Leanne Vadnais; Ryan Sawyer; Marilyn Sawyer; Fred Sawyer; Sharon McAlister; Jerry Barnuzzini; Catherine Burke; Robertson; Eugene Burke; and Hood.