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59 of our national cemeteries have lodges
on property. In most cases, they are used as administration buildings or by
Veteran Service Organizations. In five cases, like Baltimore National Cemetery,
the lodge is used as a full time residence for cemetery directors.
On Aug. 13, 1965, a flight of RC F-101
Voodoo reconnaissance jets roared in the mid-day skies over Son La, North
Vietnam near the Laotian border. In the lead, was Lt. Col. Fredric M. Mellor of
the United States Air Force Reserve. It was a particularly
unlucky Friday the 13th, as enemy fire raked his Voodoo forcing
him to eject.
Vietnam Veteran: It
takes a hero to ask for help
Pierre Williams was a young
Marine whose job as a “tunnel rat” was to ferret out any North
Vietnamese soldiers. There were poisonous snakes and danger around every
He came home to bad dreams and post-traumatic stress.
With the help of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy
at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Williams
is learning to get past the pain.
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