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We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.

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The Vietnam War and Kankakee County

The Vietnam War and Kankakee County

Kankakee Community College 100 College Dr. | Kankakee, IL 60901 | 815.802.8206 mposing@kss.edu


05/23/18 - 05/23/18 6 p.m.
Five local Vietnam veterans will speak Wednesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. as part of a program on “The Kankakee Valley and Vietnam.” The program is set for Room D124 at Kankakee Community College. The veterans will speak on their service and related veterans affairs. Scheduled to speak are: Stanley Stam, business administrator of the Illinois Veterans Home who served with the 25th Infantry Division; Barry Baron, former longtime Bourbonnais Village trustee and recipient of the Purple Heart; John Fulton, a Kankakee Community College almnus of the year and recipient of the Purple Heart; Roger Bean, Veterans Service Officer for the Disabled American Veterans and a Navy veteran; and Jim Wasser, a brown water Navy veteran and mentor in Kankakee County Veterans Court. Phil Angelo will moderate and then conclude with brief remarks on the Kankakee County veterans on the Wall, who did not come home. The free program is part of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Kankakee Community College





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