Scotty sends us his work on Jerry G. Riley who served honorably for about ten years and left the Army as a staff sergeant and then went to work for veterans on several VSOs. Honorable service before and after his discharge in 1967. He served in Vietnam, too. In his obituary above, whoever wrote it made the mistake of saying that he was a POW, of course, he wasn’t, but I’ll chalk that up to family error. But this obituary, from the VFW, while not mentioning that he was a POW, says he was Special Forces;
He was indeed a Vietnam veteran and spent 6 months there, but unless an artillery repairman was considered Special Forces, he wasn’t.
I’m beginning to think that all of you Vietnam vets who aren’t Special Forces and weren’t POWs were slacking. You just weren’t trying hard enough.
Category: Phony soldiers