I share Bill Mandel & Country Joe's sentiments on this grouping. It's a shame
that Ron Ridenhour can't also be present to be so honored. A true hero.
William Mandel wrote:
> It would be a privilege for anyone to be in that company.
> Joe McDonald wrote:
> > i know that the list and the country have ambivalent feelings about
> > military service and military veterans but i thought you might find
> > interesting this remarkable gathering of anti war veterans. i
> > personally feel privileged to be included.
> > July 4, 2000 Montery California Parade
> > This year VETERANS FOR PEACE has entered the official city of Montery
> > Calif 4th of July Parade
> > Leading the Veterans For Peace contingent in 3 separate cars, on foot
> > and on one hand crank bicycle will be:
> > BRIAN WILSON, air force captain, Vietnam veteran, riding bicycle.
> > walking with his wife behind the VFP banner will be:
> > JEREMEY SLATE, navy electricians mate, WW2 vet, Normandy invasion vet
> > In the first car:
> > PHIL BUTLER, navy commander, Vietnam veteran, 8 yrs Hanoi Hilton.
> > CHARLES LITEKY, army chaplain, Medal Of Honor winner, Vietnam vet.
> > HILDA ROBERTS, volunteer nurse, Abraham Lincoln brigade, Spanish civil
> > war 1936 and army nurse WW2.
> > In the second car:
> > COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD, navy, air traffic control, Vietnam era.
> > HUGH THOMPSON, army Vietnam helicopter pilot, Soldiers Medal for herosim
> > at My Lai.
> > LARRY COLBURN, army Vietnam helicopter door gunner, Soldiers Medal for
> > heroism at My Lai.
> > in the third car:
> > ARLENE SMITH, navy WAVE WW2 vet, Adm Nimitzs driver at Alameda Naval
> > Air Station
> > RALPH NONELLA, army combat medic, Purple Heart, Korean war
> > RAYMOND NONELLA, army, US Atomic Test vet 1957
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