Vet Welcomed Home in Branson

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(Veteran’s Day Parade: Photo by Nicole Rodriguez)
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(Talking Rock Road Baptist Church Float)
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(Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913)
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(Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 Color Gaurd)
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(Branson’s Air Force Junior ROTC)

BRANSON, Mo. – James Astrouski of Belleville, Ill. continues his tradition of traveling to Branson each year for the Veteran’s Day Parade.

Astrouski served in D Troop 1st Calvary and the 101st Airbourne in the Vietnam War, but he did not recieve the welcome he imagined.

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He says his family has been coming to Branson for the last 30 years. The last few years they have been making a special trip for Veteran’s Day week.

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This year marks the first year the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 organized the Veteran’s Day Parade.