Reblog: Janine Strange: Thanks to a Vietnam Vet

…and now for MISSION 38: Send Welcome Home love and Birthday wishes to Sgt Dennis Degnan USMC, Ret.

Like so many of our Vietnam Veterans, Dennis did not receive a warm welcome home. Not until 30 years after he returned from Vietnam, did someone welcome him home and thank him for his service. His wife sent this:

Dennis joined the Marine Corps at age 17 to  pay for college. Then after boot camp, he agreed to go to Vietnam  because they told him it would shorten his enlistment period. They  also told him he would be a typist, which was originally true. So he agreed. Upon arrival in the Danang airport, his orders were changed from typist to sniper and he found himself in the jungle a couple of days later. About 10 months later, he was shot 3 times and airlifted out. He spent 9 months in Bethesda Naval Hospital and was medically retired as a Sergeant, earning a purple heart.

Dennis turns 69 on October 29th.  Let’s send him birthday and welcome home wishes and make up for the 30 years that his sacrifice and service were not recognized.

…and if you also happen to be a Vietnam Veteran – thank YOU and Welcome Home!! I’m sure he would LOVE to hear from you!

DEADLINE: OCT 29, 2019
Mail your cards to:
Key Realty
attn: Amy
546 Weatherfield C-3
Maumee OH 43537

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