Thursday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day. There were a number of men and women from Lynn English Class of 1965 that spent time in the service of our country. One was killed in action in Vietnam. We owe our thanks to our vets for their honorable contribution to the national security.
I have listed a number of veterans from LEHS Class of 1965 below. I know there are more but I am not sure who they are. If you are a vet from LEHS Class of 1965 and your name is not listed below please contact us and your name will be added.
Here are some facts about the Vietnam era which is when most of our classmates served. In addition to the statistics below, a number of our classmates who served came back alive, but not the same as they were before serving.
Vietnam War (1964-1975)
Total Service members (Worldwide) 8,744,000
Battle Deaths 47,434
Other Deaths (in the theater) 10,786
Other Deaths is Service (non-theater) 32,000
Non-mortal woundings 153,303
Living Veterans 7,569,000
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AND THANK OUR CLASSMATES FOR THEIR HONORABLE SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR THANK YOU AS A COMMENT BELOW THE LIST OF NAMES.
|Don Baillie||Naval Reserve|
|Bob Bonin||Marine Reserve|
|Dick Bowlby||Navy Reserve|
|Howie Burnett||Army National Guard|
|Larry Flannagan||Vietnam. Killed outside theater|
|Ron Gerstenhaber||Air Force|
|Norman Grant||Marines||Vietnam. Killed in action.|
|Paul Nardone||Air Force|
|Jim Prendergast||Army National Guard|
|Charlie Sarcia||Army Aviation||Vietnam|