With Friday, March 29 being National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day, a Sturgeon Bay man reflects on his “Return to ‘Nam” Old Glory Honor Flight from earlier this month. Terry Therrien, one of 53 veterans from Northeastern Wisconsin on the trip, visited Vietnam for the first time since serving for the U.S. military in the conflict. He says the two-week experience gave him a closure he was seeking for 52 years.
Therrien served in the U.S. Army from 1964-67 and says the greeting at the airport from the return flight was amazing and emotional.
Therrien hopes that all veterans from the Vietnam War have the opportunity to go on the special honor flight. He says he believes that the suicide rate for veterans would go down considerably if they could experience what he did this past month.
Here is the full interview with Terry Therrien on his "Return to Nam" experience.
(Photo courtesy of Jackson & Co.)