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As Airline Baggage Policies Change After Troop Luggage Controversy, One Vietnam Vet Reflects

As Airline Baggage Policies Change After Troop Luggage Controversy, One Vietnam Vet Reflects

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Several airlines have now changed their active duty luggage policy after a YouTube video of two disgruntled soldiers went viral.

The video shows the duo visibly upset with Delta for charging them $200 for an extra bag.

The clip has one local Vietnam Veteran reflecting on his long trip home in 1966.

"I was proud, I was a second leuitenant," said Reid Oxley. 

He was just 22 years old when he was shipped out to Vietnam in 1965. After a 13 month deployment, he says they were on their own to get home.

"We bought out own ticket, with our own money and we were put on stand by. So we just had to sleep there until a flight became available," he said.  

 When he finally landed on US soil, Oxley says he had to change out of uniform because the anti-war sentiment was so strong.

"As veterans coming home we were held accountable for even serving over there," he said.

NF Opens Summer Archaeological Field School to Public

NF Opens Summer Archaeological Field School to Public

Uncover the ancient past on a real archaeological excavation as part of the University of North Florida’s Summer Archaeological Field School, which is available to the public for the first time in the program’s history.

 “We’re inviting others to get down in the dirt and touch history,” said Dr. Keith Ashley, research coordinator for UNF’s Archaeology Lab and Field School instructor. “We want the public to help contribute and be part of the research right here in our backyard.”

Wedding Gift and Registry Workshops

Wedding Gift and Registry Workshops

Go to Potterybarn to learn more about the girft registry and let their experts help you create the home of your dreams!! This calss will be held on every Tueaday evening at 6 p.m. Contact your local store to RSVP.

How to Decorate With Color and Pattern

How to Decorate With Color and Pattern

Join Potterybarn for complimentary classes to learn helpful tips for decorating and entertaining. Get expert advice on choosing a palette and mixing colors with style and confidence. This class will be held on Sunday, July 17th at 10 a.m. Contact your local store to RSVP.

How to Decorate for Special Occasions

How to Decorate for Special Occasions

Join Potterybarn for complimentary classes to learn helpful tips on decorating. Learn how to create your own unique invitations, centerpieces, and more for an event that's absolutely gorgeous! This class will take place on Sunday, June 26th at 10 a.m. Contact  your local store to RSVP.

Best Buddies Inagural Friendship Walk Today!

Best Buddies Inagural Friendship Walk Today!

Best Buddies Jacksonville hosts inaugural Friendship Walk, a Walk-a-Thon and Friendship Festival, featuring carnival-style festivities, delicious food, and entertainment today, April 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the University of North Florida Amphitheater

Calling All Gleeks! Glee's Matthew Morrison in Jax July 14th

Calling All Gleeks! Glee's Matthew Morrison in Jax July 14th

Gleeks everywhere are busy making summer plans as “Glee” star and Mercury Records artist Matthew Morrison announced today a major summer tour that will feature songs from his forthcoming album along with many of the Glee fan favorites. In tribute to the great glee clubs across the country, the tour (in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation) will offer regional glee clubs the chance to compete for the ‘opening act’ performance slot. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in our nation’s schools is a proud partner in the competition and entries can be submitted at www.matthewmorrison.com/gleeclubcontest.