I visited the moving wall on Memorial Day 2018. I went in 2008 but I didn't handle it well then. Five of my Ribault High School classmates from Jacksonville, Florida are on that wall. My wife's brother died from Agent Orange in 1976.

I handled it a little better this time. I wore a Jungle Fatigue shirt I hadn't worn in 45 years. A lady came up to me and said "Welcome Home". That's the first time anyone has ever said that to me since I came back from 15 months in Southeast Asia.

I can't begin to express how much that simple statement meant to me. I will never forget it.

Larry Waters

Ogden, Utah

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.