A Voice From Vietnam – Remembering Veterans

Thought I’d post a story that I wrote in honor of Veterans Day…but really, the message is important no matter what day it is…

Vietnam Vet's letter from 1969

Page 1 of my 40+ year old letter from Vietnam…

This story was published in the San Jose Mercury News, Sunnyvale Edition, this Veterans Day…here is what the story is about…I had saved a letter that is over 40 years old; it was from a soldier in the Vietnam War…the letter is dated Dec 15, 1969…Staff Sgt. Fred Laning had written to me in response to a letter that I had sent to “any Vietnam soldier” as part of an elementary school project. His reply had said he was in a Vietnam hospital in Cam Ranh Bay, recovering from malaria, and that he would soon be going back to the field. At that time, he had another 10 months left prior to his scheduled discharge from the Army…

Read the story at this link or click on “more” for the complete text: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_24470570/commentary-soldiers-voice-from-vietnam?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com

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