Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall

One of my dreams is to make a journey to Washington D.C. to see the Vietnam Veterans Monument.  Today I had the opportunity to see the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall.  It is a three-quarter scale traveling replica of the Wall and it has been on exhibit in Des Moines since Friday.   Today my son Matthew and his family took me to see it.  It was a very moving experience. So many names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The picture I share today is my oldest brother, Larry.  He joined the Marines right out of high school in 1963.  In December of 1965, he was killed in action in Vietnam.  I remember being awaken early to hear the news from my parents.  It was a sad day for my family.  It has been many years since that day but I still miss my big brother. 

Larry Dean Borschel

I'm very proud of my brother.  He lived and died believing in his country.

Semper Fi.

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