[r44] Join Rep. Baird in Indianapolis for "the Gathering" (8/2/2013)

Friday, August 2, 2013 7:00 pm

Start Date:  8/2/2013  All Day  
End Date:  8/2/2013    

STATEHOUSE – State Representative and decorated Vietnam veteran Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) will join members of the 523rd Transportation Corps for a reunion of Vietnam Transportation veterans in Indianapolis. Known as “the Gathering”, the event will include photo opportunities with five gun truck replicas outside the west entrance of the Statehouse, Indiana War Memorial as well as the Indiana State Fair.

Additionally, there will be a Statehouse tour and many opportunities to speak with members of the 523rd who were the first group ever to be inducted in the Transportation Corps Hall of Fame last year for their tremendous heroism, incredible sacrifice and crucial role in Operation Lamson 719 during the Vietnam Conflict.

Wednesday, August 7
What: Statehouse gun truck photo opportunity and tour
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Indiana Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis

What: Indiana War Memorial gun truck photo opportunity
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Indiana War Memorial, 51 E. Michigan St. in Indianapolis

Thursday, August 8
What: Indiana State Fair gun truck photo opportunity
When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St. in Indianapolis

What: Gun trucks in the Veterans Day Parade
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St. in Indianapolis

All events are open to the public, and opportunities will be available to speak with members of the 523rd regarding their experiences as well as Rep. Baird on Indiana’s newest laws benefiting veterans.

“I look forward to reuniting with those who served in Vietnam, many of whom drove from all over the country to meet for the 11th Gathering. I encourage everyone, not just veterans, to join us for these events,” said Rep. Baird. “These gatherings are not just for the members of the Transportation Corps but to inform the public of the many accounts of personal heroism displayed overseas, honoring and remembering the countless heroes who served, continue to serve or who selflessly gave their lives so more people might know freedom.”

For more information please contact Rep. Baird at h44@iga.in.gov. For media inquiries please contact Ben Gavelek at 317-234-9290 or bgavelek@iga.in.gov.


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