The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 203 honored Chattanoogan George Woodruff Monday night. Air Force Airman First Class Woodruff served in Vietnam during 1970-1971.
Airman Woodruff was presented the “Achievement Medal” during the chapter's monthly meeting at the American Legion Post 95 in East Ridge. For the past two years Airman Woodruff has held the chapter's chaplain position.
The Hat Team also presented the empty chair ceremony to remember the unaccounted for. Currently there are 73,000 missing from WWII, 7,800 missing from the Korean War, 120 missing from the Cold War, 1,618 still unaccounted for from Vietnam, and six missing from the Iraq War.
Chapter 203 is the second largest in the United States. The chapter is preparing for National POW-MIA recognition day on Sept. 20.
All veterans of the Vietnam War and veterans of the Vietnam War era are invited to join. The chapter meets the third Monday of every month at Post 95.