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Veterans honored with room dedication on Fort Sill

FORT SILL, Okla_A special room dedication on Fort Sill today, as World War II veteran George Wilson and other Vietnam veterans were honored. The 321st Field Artillery Regiment has had an incredible past, and now they have a place in Snow Hall to showcase all their history.

These veterans of the 321st Field Artillery Regiment were quite surprised to see the special room now dedicated in their honor.  Retired Colonel Bill Malouche said, "I expected a little bitty room with some stuff in it . This is a great room for a great unit from World War I all the way through, in combat forever. There are wonderful people here."

The room is dedicated for the veterans of all wars the 321st fought in, from World War I to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Colonel Gene Meredith started this project two years ago.  He wanted a special way to thank them all for their service. "Our Vietnam veterans were not welcomed home in the way they should have been and this is to give them something to welcome them back," said Col.. Meredith.

 A special part of the room dedication was an unveiling.  Mr. George Wilson served in World War Two and was in the Battle of the Bulge.  He got to see something he hadn't seen in many years, an artillery piece like the one he fired during that battle.  After seeing it he said, "I appreciate the effort that's been put forth to do something like this and I feel honored to be here around a bunch of younger soldiers and I appreciate all of them for taking their place in the service."

 

If you get the chance, I encourage you all to stop by Snow Hall for special glimpse at military history. 

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