DeSales Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony

03/28/2024 11:00 AM - 03/28/2024 1:30 PM

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DeSales University Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony
Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony
The DeSales University community will be recognizing, honoring and thanking Vietnam War Veterans, their families and those who served with, or in support of the Armed Forces. The office of Veterans and Military Services at DeSales is proud to be recognized as an official Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense, Vietnam War Commemoration.

Notable DeSales Alumni attending the ceremony include:

Chad Michael Bruckner, ’21 MACJ, 15 CJ, United States Army, First Responder, Author
Colonel Nathan Hunsinger, Jr., United States Army (RET), DeSales ’92
John Kukitz, ’81, United States Army, Vietnam War Purple Heart Veteran
Thomas Christy, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam War Veteran
Greg Stoudt, United States Army, Vietnam War Veteran
Jerry Wilkenson, United States Navy, Vietnam War Veteran

Ceremony Featured Speakers:

John Kukitz, ’81, U.S. Army, Vietnam War Purple Heart Veteran
Bobbie Lischak Trotter, Tech SGT, PA Air National Guard, Allentown College and DeSales English professor, Vietnam War Red Cross Donut, Dollie ’70-’71
Veteran Organization to be honored:

Vietnam War Veterans of America, Lehigh Valley Chapter #415 for 35 years of serving and advocating on behalf of Vietnam War Veterans
Honor Guard:

Fleet Reserve Association, Lehigh Valley, Black Diamond Branch #115
Egypt VFW Post #7293, Whitehall
John Rivers Memorial VFW Post 11322, Quakertown
POW-MIA Chair Donation Presention:

John Rivers Memorial VFW Post 11322, Quakertown
DeSales University Veterans Scholarship:

Presentation of the Spring 2024 DeSales Veteran Scholarship to Aniysa Thorne, Army Veteran
Military Order of the Purple Heart Leadership Award Presentation:

Presented by The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 0190-PA-1 to Cadet Alison Hoff, DeSales University Steel Battalion Army ROTC
Veterans Organizations Participating:

Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council
Veterans and Military Councl, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Bethlehem Detachment #284 Marine Corps League
Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council
The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 0190-PA-1
DAV Chapter 7
Honorary First Defenders, Bethlehem/Easton Chapter
Honorary First Defedners, Allentown Chapter
American Legion Post 367, Fullerton
Lehigh Valley Chapter of the 4th ID
Victory House
DeSales University Chapter of the Student Veterans of America
Additional Event Participants:

Steel Battalion, Army ROTC
Dieruff High School Air Force JROTC
Lehigh Valley Sea Cadets
Stars 4R Heroes
Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project
Support The Troops, Inc.
DeSales University Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life
AFSP|Out Of The Darkness Campus Walk
We wish to honor those who are currently active, and those who have served during this event. To be included and honored, we ask that you share your veteran’s information with us using this link: DeSales Vietnam War Commemoration to register for the event as well as to share your military service or your family member’s military service information for the official pinning and certificate ceremony.

We look forward to honoring Vietnam War Era veterans during this special ceremony and welcome your participation. Please share this information with your family, friends, neighbors and members of your veteran organizations.

Thursday, March 28 at 11:00am

DeSales University Conference Center, Commonwealth Room 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034


2755 Station Avenue

DeSales University Conference Center

Center Valley , Pennsylvania 18034

Contact Information:

Wendy Badman

(215) 534-7087