VA Grants Veteran's Final Wish - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

VA Grants Veteran's Final Wish

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MARION, Ill. - The Marion VA Hospital is working to make the dream of a local Vietnam veteran come true.

69-year-old Edwin Vega will visit the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C Friday June 8.

Vega was stationed in Vietnam from 1968-1970, and saw many people die there. Vega is now in failing health himself: he's in the hospice center in the Marion VA Hospital. That's why the VA teamed up with Dream Foundation to grant Vega's wish.

He'll be escorted from the Marion VA Healthcare System Community Living Center by the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club on Friday June 8 at 7:30 a.m. The Marion VA Hospital welcomes the public to a brief ceremony at 7:00 a.m. prior to Vega's departure to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. 

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