hurleyjd":3hl3gybm said:KLTV channel seven out of Tyler Texas interviews a vet and shows it on TV the program called Freedom Fighters.
My Uncle was interviewed and it is the only time we really found out about his service in the Pacific theater. Two uncles served and numerous older cousins and all came back no injuries or deaths. All of my dad and all of his brothers and sister are gone except one who is ninety four years old. There was thirteen children and four half brothers and sisters in this family. The half brothers were from grandpas first wife who died when the four were just children oldest about six.
farmguy":p1d9k1co said:"I’d like to specifically say thank you to our Vietnam War vets. The worst treated, most forgotten veterans that I’ve know. You’re not forgotten by me."
Dave--see if the cemetery and/or deceased soldier is listed on Find A Grave. Great resource. Lots of volunteers help fill in info from their local cemeteries--even old abandoned plots on farms, woods, etc. You can get/take pics from/for others of headstones. Great for genealogical research and history buffs https://www.findagrave.com/Dave":2lw7igra said:The wife has to work tomorrow so today we took some flowers to her parents grave site. A very small town in Eastern Klickitat County. After that we went to an old pioneer cemetery on the other side of town. It is run down with tall grass and brush all over the place. The dates on all the headstones are over 100 years old. I noticed an American flag way over in the corner. The only flag in the whole cemetery. Going by memory the name was Thasker. Born 1828, died 1899. Served in Company C 103rd Ohio Infantry. No huge veterans cemetery. No big brass band. Just a forgotten grave in a forgotten cemetery outside a middle of nowhere forgotten town. But someone thought enough to remember him and put a flag there.
Caustic Burno":8r1qxter said:GB I don’t get them mixed up, I just think it’s great to remember and say thanks twice.
farmguy":is1neaqz said:"I’d like to specifically say thank you to our Vietnam War vets. The worst treated, most forgotten veterans that I’ve know. You’re not forgotten by me."