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Vietnam Veterans remembered

By Susan Mustapich | Apr 13, 2021
Photo by: Susan Mustapich From left, Veterans Joseph Wicklow, Tracy Wheeler, Bill Kiaune, Jeff Sukeforth, Dwight Collins, Rosey Gerry, Sandy Delano, Paul Satkowski, Doug Teel, Geof Chapman, Norm Carver and Rodney Lynch gathered at War Memorial Post 30 in Camden March 29, in remembrance of Vietnam Veterans.

CAMDEN — The community gathered on the Village Green to lay a wreath at the Veterans Honor Roll monument in remembrance of Vietnam Veterans March 29.

The Veterans Honor Roll has 297 names of men and women who served in the Vietnam war, and who lived in Camden at the time they entered active duty in the U.S. Armed Services. There are more names of Vietnam Veterans to be added by the town of Camden.

After the remembrance on the Village Green, the group of local Vietnam Veterans gathered at Post 30 War Memorial American Legion on Pearl Street, and shared photographs, newspaper stories, memorabilia and their own stories from their time in the service.

Local Veterans bow their heads during a prayer on the Village Green during the Vietnam Veterans remembrance March 29. (Photo by: Paul Satkowski)
Veteran Rosey Gerry, of Lincolnville, plays taps on the Village Green during the Vietnam Veterans remembrance. (Photo by: Paul Satkowski)
Geoff Chapman began his long career in the military in 1945. He was sent to Germany to join the occupation force, where he worked in Military Intelligence. He began his career in the Air Force in 1950. During the Vietnam War, as a Forward Air Controller, he flew the O-1, a small, low-flying airplane used for searching under thick forest canopy areas for enemy forces, encampments and vehicles. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
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