UA Transition Team Reunites Vietnam Vets With Tags

TUCSON, Ariz. — A program at the University of Arizona is helping to heal the wounds of a war that ended more than 40 years ago.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) has returned the first of some 2,300 dog tags to Vietnam War veterans it obtained after taking over a program started by a veterans organization.

Last summer, the VETS agreed to take over the personal effects program of Tours of Peace Vietnam Veterans, an Arizona-based program started by a Vietnam veteran.

The Tours of Peace program had returned 360 dog tags, along with some other personal effects, but it hadn’t sent any new queries since before 2000.

A number of UA staffers, students and student veterans have worked on the project.

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