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Posted: January 16, 2013

Jane Fonda (sandwich) booted from Maine (deli)

Written by: Shannon Bryan - mainetoday.com editor - sbryan@mainetoday.com

According to The Associated Press, a Maine deli owner has changed the name of a sandwich named for actress Jane Fonda after receiving complaints from Vietnam veterans.

Gerry Michaud has served up sandwiches with creative names for more than 20 years at his Big G’s Deli in Winslow, including one low-calorie version named after the fitness-conscious actress and activist.

But he’s renamed the sandwich after hearing an earful from Vietnam veterans who were upset that Fonda was being celebrated between two slices of bread.

Vietnam veteran John Mullett, of Randolph, told the Morning Sentinel that veterans hold Fonda in “disdain” for her war protests and a photograph of her sitting on a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun.

Michaud’s now renamed the sandwich the “41,470,” in honor of the number of U.S. combat deaths in Vietnam.

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