On this Memorial Day, veterans groups throughout southwest Florida are taking part in ceremonies to remember fallen soldiers. Vietnam vet—and Fort Myers resident—Bill Fields saw lots of fellow soldiers die on the front lines. Fields was in Vietnam for 2 years—where his duties ranged from machine gunner and grenade launcher to radio operator and map reader.
What may be most compelling about Fields’ experience is that he’s a pacifist. He was back then. Yet, he found himself in the second most active outfit in Vietnam. We asked Fields to share his unique perspective on Memorial Day…
He holds a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. These days, he runs a solar energy company. You can read more about him in this month’s “Expressions…” WGCU’s member magazine.
Tuesday, 31 May 2005 01:00
Veterans' DayWritten by WGCU Newsroom