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40 Spalding-Bergan vets take Honor Flight, honor the ‘Ten on the Wall’

Five of the 40 alumni of the former Spalding Institute or Bergan High School in Peoria who took part in the Honor Flight place their hands on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Their reflection creates a symbolic illustration of the "Ten on the Wall" --those graduates from the Catholic high schools in Peoria who were killed in the convlick or are missing in action. Photo courtesy OneNine Images/Andy Brophy

Our nation celebrates and thanks its military veterans this weekend, but almost a month ago the Peoria Catholic high school community remembered and honored the sacrifices of its alumni who served during the Vietnam War era. Forty alumni of the former Spalding Institute and Bergan High School who are Vietnam or Vietnam-era veterans were among […]

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Vietnam (or era) vets from Spalding, Bergan, AOL sought for flight of honor

The names of nine Spalding Institute and one Bergan High School alumni on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., are recreated in this graphic promoting a planned flight of honor to the memorial. (Provided graphic)

Are you a graduate of the former Spalding Institute, Bergan High School, or the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria who served in Vietnam or were in the military during the Vietnam War era? Do you know of someone from those schools who did serve in Vietnam? Would you like to be part of a […]

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