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Medal of Honor vets converge on Denver

The Congressional Medal of Honor veterans just held their annual convention in Denver CO, and they were treated royally – concert, golf tournament, many interviews in schools, book signings and final banquet.

Interestingly, there now are 100 Medal of Honor vets still living. Sixty-five of these were at the reunion, which I thought was an excellent attendance considering the age and other factors.

After all these years I was anxious to go to the book signing by these vets to see if by chance S/Sgt. Vernon McGarity of Tennessee might be there. As with all our annual reunions, he was not. I was hoping to meet him since he was in L Company and I was in I Company of the same battalion. I was probably within a half mile of him when he performed his acts of great bravery.

Al Nelson I/393
2651 B West 106th Loop
Westminster CO 80234

Last modified Dec. 17, 2008