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HonorAir Knoxville opens trips for Vietnam Veterans

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(WBIR) - First, World War II. Then, Korea.

And now Vietnam War veterans will be honored with special trips to see some of America's greatest monuments in Washington D.C.

Officials with HonorAir Knoxville announced this morning they were expanding the patriotic plane trips out of McGhee Tyson Airport to include those who served in Southeast Asia in the 1960s and '70s.

The next trip, No. 19, is set for Oct. 7.

Tens of thousands of American troops were sent to Vietnam over more than a decade. More than 50,000 American service personnel died there.

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