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GILLY SIMPSON | Guest Columnist
OPINION: Vietnam losses forever changed community

On June 19, 1969, some 50 years ago today, the lives of several Nelson County families were changed forever. Shortly after midnight, on a hill in South Vietnam known as Fire Base Tomahawk, the men of Bardstown’s Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, came under attack. Outnumbered nearly 3-1, the men of Battery C managed to stave off the attack and hold the hill, but at a tremendous cost. Five men were killed and 44 more were wounded.

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