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3 area Vietnam veterans part of Ford Oval of Honor at Air Force museum

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:09 PM

(From Left) Capt. Carolyn 'Abby' Auclair; Lt. Col. Mike 'Scoop' Jackson (Ret.); Capt. Guy Gruters
(From Left) Capt. Carolyn 'Abby' Auclair; Lt. Col. Mike 'Scoop' Jackson (Ret.); Capt. Guy Gruters

Three area Vietnam veterans will be honored Thursday as part of the Ford Oval of Honor program that "recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an uncommon commitment to serve and defend this country."

The three are listed here: 

Capt. Carolyn "Abby" Auclair, Army nurse 

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Capt. Guy Gruters, USAF pilot and Vietnam POW 

Lt. Col. Mike 'Scoop" Jackson, USAF (Ret.) 

Pilot and Founder of Operation Homecoming 

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Local Dayton Area Ford Dealers are demonstrating how much the sacrifice and valor of the three is appreciated by sharing their stories, saluting their courage and celebrating their remarkable achievements. 

Following the Ford Oval of Honor, The Living History Film Series event for June will feature the Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War, courtesy of ThinkTV, at the Air Force Museum Theatre. 

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The 2018 Living History Film Series is presented by Gold Sponsor Cassano's Pizza King and supported by Holiday Inn Dayton-Fairborn and the law firm Taft. Combining film screenings with dynamic speakers, veterans and film makers we bring aviation history to life for our visitors. 

How to Go 

What: Ford Oval of Honor program, followed by Living History Film Series 

Where: Air Force Museum Theatre: Located inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 

When: The documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (doors open at 6 p.m.) 

Cost: Tickets are $12 ($10 for Friends Members). Available at the theatre ticket counter, online or by calling 937-253-4629.

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