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    Retired physician Thomas Collins, of Alfred, on Thursday looks at Vietnam era bunks used on the USNS General Walker, a ship used to transport troops to Vietnam. Collins served as a military doctor in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. Artifacts from the Vietnam War are on display at the University of Maine at Augusta.

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    Philip Tiemann Jr., of Augusta, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, on Thursday looks at the photographs documenting the journey of the USNS General Walker transport ship as it traveled to Vietnam. Photographs were taken by veteran Al Sabaka, of Bridgton. They are on display at the the University of Maine at Augusta as part of an exhibit called Vietnam Graffiti Project.

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    Vietnam War veteran Richard Cook, of Fayette, is joined by his wife, Joan, on Thursday at the University of Maine at Augusta during a Welcome Home ceremony for Vietnam veterans, hosted by the Bureau of Veteran Affairs. Cook, who served in the U.S. Air Force, holds a photo album from his tour in Bienhoa, Vietnam.

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    Vietnam War veteran Richard Sevigny, of North Waterboro, signs his name and adds "Pleikn, Vietnam, I was there, '66-'67" to a banner of remembrance at a Welcome Home ceremony held Thursday at the University of Maine at Augusta. The event was organized by the Bureau of Veteran's Affairs.

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    Maine Vietnam War veterans received an official welcome home at a cermony Thursday at the University of Maine at Augusta at an event hosted by the Bureau of Veterans Affairs. Veterans recieved certificates, pins and medallions at the event.

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    Vietnam War veteran Larry Clukey and his daughter, Destiny Haddon, 11, stand at attention and sing the National anthem Thursday at a ceremony at the University of Maine at Augusta welcoming home Vietnam vets.

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    The Vietnam Graffiti Project at the University of Maine at Augusta features artifacts from the USNS General Walker, a ship that transported U.S. troops to Vietnam. This is bunk canvas, depicting racist caricatures, was created by a soldier named Patton while on board.

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