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Commentary: Writer is ‘Proud to be an American’ this Veterans Day

Published 11/09/2011, Park Rapids Enterprise

I served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, spending three months in orthopedic wards in Vietnam, Japan and the U.S. During that time I met hundreds of wounded soldiers, and hundreds more when I was assigned to Irwin Army Hospital in Ft. Riley, Kan. The faces are still fresh in my mind.

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