Discussion in 'Front Porch Chat' started by Sentry18, Mar 9, 2018.
This is an awesome thread. So many have been added. Though I would add a couple of pics
Is that the traveling Vietnam Wall?
It sure is. It came thru here in 2017 and I was able to go. Came back nearby this past October, but I was out of state and missed it.
If you ever get the chance to see it, make time for it. It's quite moving. IIRC it is 1/2 scale of the wall in DC.
It came to Bethel when I lived there. Impressive.
Sorry BackL, a good friend is hard to find.
I forgot there was a traveling Wall. What a good idea.
He is missed.
He made arrangements to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He earned the honor.
Part of his Obit.
He had voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army and reported for basic training the day after his H.S. graduation, at the age of seventeen. In 1966, he completed airborne training in Wiesbaden, Germany, and volunteered to go to Vietnam. After training with Delta Company, 51ST Prov. Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington, they shipped out for Vietnam in October of 1966. In March of 1967, he severely burned over 55 percent of his body during an accidental gasoline explosion. In 1968, he applied for and was accepted for Special Forces training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from SF training in 1969 and volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam. He returned to Fort Bragg in late 1970. In early 1971, he applied for and was accepted into the Ranger training school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He received his Ranger tab in April of that same year. He volunteered for Vietnam again (third tour) in 1972. In February 1973, they were called out of the field. He volunteered for the Joint Casualty Resolution Center in Thailand. He worked in five-man teams, going into Vietnam, unarmed, searching for MIAs most of whom were downed pilots. During his tours of duty in Vietnam, he was the recipient of the following decorations for his combat actions: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal for valor, Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was honorably discharged in March 1974.
My goodness he was a soldiers soldier ,huh. Bless his heart VN Vets are some of I'm closet to. In my time era when so many were going to war.
I knew and still know quite a few some didn't come back and some came back messed up.
So much going on in the 1960s and 70s.
Our son went to Iraq and came back ok. I really didn't want him to go though.
Sorry to here about Mr. Nash's passing. He was quite the hero without doubt.
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