David Whiting- You scooped me. But I’m glad you did.
Thank you for your piece on these men and the opportunity to hear their stories in your words. I’m still going to tell their stories in my words, too, but not until they visit me this summer and I have them captive to interview.
John Baca, William “Monsoon” Mimiaga, And Greg “Reno” Young (pictured in the story) personify the very traits I so revere in our Vietnam Veterans. They became heroes to my family and families like mine well after their battlefield heroics earned them their honors.
Catch their stories here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/baca-659295-vietnam-mimiaga.html
And stay tuned for a follow-up this summer.
Barb Allen Is A Gold Star Wife, Author & National Speaker. She’s a professional veterans advocate who understands the personal and factual struggles of turning adversity into advantage. But this lesson did not come easily and this upper hand must be diligently maintained. Now, Barbara brings her life lessons to her audiences in keynote speeches and custom programs. She relates to her audiences’ lives and challenges, and teaches them how to become gladiators in their own life’s arena.