She also sent care packages filled with canned fruits and powdered drink mixes that he shared with his fellow soldiers.
Betty Whitman considers her husband “blessed” to have lived through the horrific air assault and the entire one year and 12 hours he served in Vietnam. Air Force veteran, spoke about the need for people to show gratitude and respect to veterans.“There’s not enough memory of the sacrifice and too much emphasis on picnics and recreation,” Marilyn Titschinger said about Memorial Day.
(Bac Totrong/[email protected]) Vietnam War veteran Larry Whitman considers himself among the lucky to have survived the Battle of LZ Bird, where he saw 27 of his friends and many other Americans give their lives in sacrifice to country.“I was on guard duty,” Whitman said of the early morning hours on Dec. They were firing RPGs.”More than four decades after the fall of Saigon, Whitman fights a new battle from the same war: two different forms of cancer, the direct result of exposure to Agent Orange, an herbicide used by the U. military that was later discovered to cause certain cancers.
27, 1966, when a surprise air assault injured Whitman and killed and injured many others. Whitman was a newlywed, 21 years old and living in Bowling Green with his bride of just two months, Betty, when the call to duty arrived.
Westminster's Memorial Day parade is perhaps one of the longest running annual Memorial Day parades in America dating back to 1868.
(Bac Totrong/[email protected]) Donnie Brown (second from right), a Vietnam War veteran with the U. Navy, talks Monday, May 29, 2017, with women from the Cross Country Homemakers of Warren County during a Memorial Day service at American Legion Post 23.
The group had made a quilt of valor to honor Brown.
Allyson’s dad, Mike, is the New Jersey team’s head coach and she watched her brother play growing up.
“I’ve been around baseball about 22 of the 25 years I’ve been alive,” Allyson said.