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Veterans’ Day

Thirty-seven years ago this Veterans’ Day, I was stationed in Viet Nam. I was on the other side of the world from my beautiful wife and two sons at the time. But I was fortunate to return safely, and that experience has given me greater appreciation for those men and women serving our country today, often in far away and dangerous places.

I was a Signal Corp Photo Officer in Nha Trang, South Viet Nam.

Jim Whitmer as a Signal Corp Photo Officer - South Viet Nam - 1971

2 Responses

  1. Nancy Hastings

    Jim, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your part in Viet Nam. Recording history is as important as those who fought on the front line. Without photographers we wouldn’t know what was going on over there (or now in Iraq). Thanks for your sacrifice! Nancy

    November 11, 2008 at 3:07 pm

  2. Jim, Loved this photo in Viet Nam. Thanks for serving our country there (a little late). Cindy

    January 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

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