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Vietnam veterans receive warm welcome after special trip

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

They served our country risking their lives to protect us but Sunday night they are thankful for the warm welcome home.

"It means a lot, yet you wonder why all those people had to die," said Vietnam Veteran Bobby Goove. 

The people he speaks of, the brave men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The group coming home now, serving with them and getting their first chance to see how the fallen are remembered in Washington, D.C.

"The amount of names that's on that wall is awful, terrible," said Goove. 

These veterans taking part in a free trip to see the Vietnam Memorial and other war memorials, together in the Capital.

"We feel like it's a duty of ours to help our fellow comrades in the country be aware of the sacrifices these men and women made," said Herb Womble, part of the Vets to Washington Project, the group sending the veterans on these trips. 

"I've seen a lot of things I didn't want to see and these people that were on this trip are the same," said Goove. 

Surprising the veterans with signs and hugs, a way to welcome them back to Augusta, a welcome many of them never had when they returned from the war.

"I said, 'My goodness, what are they doing here? Is this for us'" said Goove. 

The sign and flags, made especially for them, finally giving this group of Vietnam Veterans, a heroes welcome.

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