Four Union County Purple Heart veterans from the Vietnam era were recently honored by Honor Flight Columbus with a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Vietnam Wall and other military memorials, including the new memorial for disabled American veterans. Pictured from left: Joe Beightler (U.S. Army), Ken Bonnell (U.S. Army), Tom Powell (U.S. Marine Corps), and George Andrews (U.S. Army).
For many living Vietnam War veterans, reconciling their time in the service may be a difficult task. Four Union County Purple Heart veterans found catharsis through camaraderie at the war memorials of Washington, D.C.
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