Vietnam

Forty years after service, Vietnam veteran fights again for his life

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Today Thomas is fighting cancer he believes was caused by his exposure to Agent Orange. Forty years after his tour in Vietnam, he still has the photo of the kids he coached before he entered the service. In Vietnam he kept the photo with him to remind him what life was like back home. “I fought for my life then. I’m fighting for my life now,” said Rockford resident [...]

Squire travels to Vietnam

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

North Kent Service Center Director Sandy Waite and her husband traveled to Vietnam in November with a group from Kent County Habitat for Humanity for two weeks.  They were part of the Habitat for Humanity International—Mekong Build—near Hanoi.  “My husband and I built homes with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter,” Waite said.  “We built a total 32 homes while we [...]