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Bob Steffney of West Wildwood, is a Vietnam vet who didn't get any of the name-calling or spitting or other stuff that some guys got when they returned home from the war. He got a surprise block party in his neighborhood in Philadelphia. Steffney visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Ocean Ave in Wildwood, which he volunteered on as it was being built. Thursday Nov. 8, 2012. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)
Courtney Woodall, of Mays Landing, Thursday Nov 8. 2012, for a story on different generations of vets' memories of coming home from war. She came home three times - twice from Afghanistan and once from Iraq. She was an Army sergeant, a combat medic whose unit saw a lot of trauma. She got used to coming home but still had hard adjustments from combat to here.
War Veteran Bernie Friedenberg, of Margate, poses at home, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. (The Press of Atlantic City/Staff Photo by Michael Ein)
A collection of of medals from his time in the Air Force hang on the wall behind Gil Boyer in his Mays Landing home. Air Force veteran, Gil Boyer, of Mays Landing, had to hitchhike home to get to his family after he got out of service. Thursday, November, 8, 2012( Press of Atlantic City/ Danny Drake)