Former defense chief Hagel opens Pentagon's Vietnam exhibit

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Former Protection Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to the Pentagon Tuesday to pay tribute to his fellow Vietnam veterans who he stated fought in an unpopular warfare they did not perceive and returned to an ungrateful nation.

The 2-time Purple Coronary heart recipient formally opened the Protection Departments Vietnam struggle exhibit, which stretches alongside a phase of the third flooring hall and marks the 50th anniversary of the battle.

Hagel stated women and men who had nothing to do with the U.S. coverage that launched the conflict, "got here again to a rustic that was not solely ungrateful, however their service was vilified. He and his brother Tom served in Vietnam in 1968. Hagel was Pentagon chief from 2013-2015.

The exhibit consists of parts of two Huey helicopters in addition to different historic fight shows.