Kelly: For Vietnam veterans, reunion 'part of the journey and the healing'
Members of the 26th Marines Scout Snipers after a bloody firefight against the North Vietnamese in February 1969. Nebraskan Tom Phillips, standing at right, organized a reunion for the unit, and said seeing his fellow veterans helped him let go of some of his memories. Also pictured are Ken Wedige, holding a weapon at far left; from left to right in the front row, Mark Gunter, Jim Britt, Harlow Williams and William Hammontree; and Jim Pressler, standing in the back. The names of the other two Marines are not known.
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:00 am
After decades of suffering post-traumatic stress, Marine veteran Tom Phillips dropped off his ribbons, medals, photos and other memorabilia at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
That 1997 visit was his attempt at psychologically letting go of the war.
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