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GA plans to honor MIA Vietnam War service members

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ATLANTA (AP) - State officials will honor 30 Georgians declared Missing in Action during the Vietnam War who still have not been found.

Family members of 13 of the MIA soldiers are expected to attend the ceremony planned for Thursday morning at the State Capitol Building. Gov. Nathan Deal and retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Claude Kicklighter also are scheduled to participate.

Georgia Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Pete Wheeler says the family members of service members carry a heavy burden and also should be recognized. He says the ceremony is part of ongoing efforts to recognize Vietnam veterans during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the war.

An estimated 228,000 Georgians served during the Vietnam War.

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