Veterans’ Day 2014

at the Vietnam Memorial Washington DC
at the Vietnam Memorial Washington DC
Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington, DC
Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington, DC

My fishing buddy is a 3 tour Vietnam Vet who was injured in action and, like many other Vietnam Vets, was never the same as before he saw action.  He observed me thank another vet for his service to our country and then coached me on what would be more meaningful to a Vietnam Vet.   He told me to say:

“Thank you for your service and welcome home”

He told me that was one thing Vietnam Vets never heard…..”welcome home”.   Well, to all our class vets (listed below) and to all our country’s vets, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND WELCOME HOME.  I do hope all our classmates take a few moments to say thank you to all the vets especially our classmates who sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy the freedom we have today.  Please click on the word “comment” below and add your personal message to our vets.

If you are a member of the class of 1965 and are a vet and don’t see your name below, please click HERE and send me a message and I will add it as soon as I see your message.  If you know of a vet who served our country and was a member of the class of 1965 who is not listed below, please let me know.

Lynn English High School’s Class of 1965 Veterans include:

Donald Baillie Naval Reserves

William Berkson  Army

Frederick Bollen Army

Robert Bonin Marine Reserves

Richard Bowlby Navy Reserves

Kevin Buchanan  Army

Richard Burke Army

Howard Burnett Army National Guard

Tom Cahill  Army

Roger Caldwell Navy

Richard Callahan Navy

James Cogen Marines

Anthony Colangelo  Army Reserve

John Collier Army

Harry Corson  Army

Ralph Cronin  Army

Don Cyr  Navy

Tom Devine  Marines

John Donovan  Army

Brian Doucette Navy

Donald Ellis  Air Force

David Emerton Marines

Tom Fabrizio Air Force

Bruce Fisher  National Guard

Lawrence Flanagan Air Force (died while serving in Texas)

Arthur William “Bill” Fogarty Army

Ronald Gerstenhaber Air Force

Thomas Gillis  Navy

John Gotimer Navy

Reverand Arlyne Grant Army Reserves

Norman Grant Marines (killed in action in Vietnam)

Donald Hamel  Navy

Mark Hammond Coast Guard

Robert Hartshorn Navy

Robert Johanson Army

Jim Lampes Mass Army National Guard

Allan Leavitt  Army

Peter Lelecas  Air Force

Wayne Livermore  Army

Richard Lorette  Navy

John MacDonald Air Force

John Martin  Air Force

John McCarthy  Army

Walter Mehm Navy

James Middleton  Army

Robert Muller Army

Haig Nalbandian Air Force

Paul Nardone Air Force

Ralph Nelson  Army

William Nelson  Army Reserve

Robert Newhall Army

Stephen Noone  Army Reserve

Kevin O’Connor  Air Force

Richard Olson  Navy

John O’Neil Air Force

Albert Paradis Army

John Pension Navy

Leland Perry Army

Edward Pettipas  Navy

Bruce Phillips Navy

James Prendergast NH Army National Guard

James Prunier Air Force and Army National Guard

Robert Reed Army

John Reppucci Navy

Michael Rodgers Army

Anna-Marie (Ruth) Frederick  Air Force

Charles Sarcia Army Aviation

David Schulze Air Force

Michael Schulze Navy

John Sewell  Navy

Frank Simone  Air Force

John Sonia  Navy

Christo Stratos Navy

John Sturgis Army National Guard

Robert Tibbetts Army

John Warwick Army

Douglas Waters Army

Bradley Wentworth Army

Joe Whalen  Army

Paul Yacovitch Army

Francis York Navy

7 thoughts on “Veterans’ Day 2014”

  1. I can’t get over how many of our class served in the military. We were all babies and I cant’ believe what our vets endured and those who served in Vietnam, some were even lifer’s. What an honor it is to have been a classmate and for those of you who never heard the words, “Welcome Home.”

  2. To all of my classmates who were in the service, THANK YOU!
    and for those that went to Vietnam-Welcome Back Home!!!
    Here’s to each and everyone of you who served to protect our country.

  3. I also can’t believe how many of our classmates were in the service — over 10 percent. Want to thank each and every one of you for serving and some giving the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free in the “good ole USA”. I would have been scared to death to have been drafted. Thank you and Welcome Home!

  4. A BIG THANK YOU and Welcome Home to all our Veterans. My dear friend Norman W. Grant gave with the ultimate sacrifice in 1968. RIP ….I still think of you often and smile and laugh at the fun we had.

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