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New monument honors veterans on Memorial Walk at NIM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Friday was a special day for two separate army units outside the National Infantry Museum in Columbus.

First off, veterans from the Americal Division dedicated a new a monument on the Memorial Walk of Honor.

The division formed 70 years ago, and saw combat in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Veteran Martin Reyna spoke with us after the ceremony, and said, "I had the pleasure of serving with this division, and the honor of serving with great young men at the time. Most of us are approaching 70 years of age now."

Others are even older, as a handful of World War Two vets attended the event.

A second ceremony honored Ranger Advisors who worked with South Vietnamese troops in the 60s and 70s.

Two dozen Rangers, who made the trip back to Ft. Benning, say the monument is a way to preserve the unit's legacy.

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