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VIETNAM VETERANS PLAN A 'WOODSTOCK'

Vietnam veterans are organizing a get-together July 20-23 at Camp Smith, the main training facility for the New York Army National Guard, that is billed as a Woodstock for those who fought in Southeast Asia.

Frank Lauria, who served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966, persuaded his Vietnam Veterans of American chapter and New York State to back the affair. The Empire State Vietnam Veterans Encampment Reunion will include informational sessions and booths on aspects of Vietnam vets' lives, including post-traumatic stress, Agent Orange, homelessness, job training, education and updates on what kind of government aid is available.

Registration is $25 per veteran, and single vets will be able to stay at the camp -- 1,200 billets will be available at a cost of $35 for the three nights -- while families can stay in the area.

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