Saturday, August 25, 2007

For a Vietnam Serviceman

I'm 46, too young for service, but old enough to remember kids wearing the bracelets in jr high.

My uncle served in USAF in Vietnam, flying F100s and F-5s; he did survive the war. I've been interested in it for quite a while. Had a recent trip to D.C. and visited the Wall. I searched out some names I'd read about so I could find them on the wall.

How I chose this particular serviceman: After my trip, I was searching Wall names by home state and noticed Donald Westbrook's name. He had the first name of a family friend and the last name of another family friend, so it caught my eye. I searched Internet about him and found out he was 51 when he was lost, serving in his third war! I also noticed his remains were recently recovered after almost 40 yrs- and, he was buried at Arlington just a wk before my DC visit.


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