Pia and I could not make our usual trip to Washington, DC, for Memorial Day weekend, this year, but thanks to Colleen Smith, commander of American Legion Post #285, who allowed us to set up, we were able to spend a few hours with fellow veterans and their families. Among them were WWII veteran, Robert Tucker, 94, who served in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, who we presented a copy of FIRST ON THE WALL to; and retired US Army Special Forces Command Sergeant Major Tom Seuberling, who spoke to the Edgewater Lakes veterans earlier this morning, and who informed us of the "Sue & Pete Tavern", a facility at the Navy Seal Patrol Base in Nam Cam, Vietnam, named for two Special Forces survivors, himself and Peter Thompsen. We are looking forward to getting together with CSM Seuberling, who is going to share photographs and info for our supplement to IN HONOR AND MEMORY.
Our sincere thanks to Casmira Harrison, Lola Gomez and The Daytona News Journal for their informative and compelling explanation of the Vietnam Memorialization Project and the purpose of our book "IN HONOR AND MEMORY", and its significance to all Vietnam veterans and families who lost loved ones in Vietnam. Their accuracy in reporting is greatly appreciated. Their article on pages 1 and 12 A, of today's paper, mentions Floridians CWO Charles E. Holloway, killed in action (KIA) 22 December 1962, for whom Camp Holloway in Pleiku was named and SP5 Wyley Wright, Jr., KIA 9 March 1964, for whom the Shannon-Wright Compound at Vinh Long was named for, in part.
Last weekend in Melbourne. Florida, we attended the All Veterans Reunion where we met good friends, Marty Jester, Bill Robinson, Richard and Tom Trott, and Nam Knights member Ron Engele, who furnished us with this beautiful photograph of his daughter, Inga, after they had visited The Travelling Wall.
Our deepest thanks to all those who purchased our books and who continue to support our project.
Master Sergeant Ray Bows, US Army (ret.) spent twenty years on active duty including overseas assignments in Korea, France, Vietnam, Germany, and Belgium, with TDY to Crete and Italy.