Vietnam

Price of Freedom: Jerry Wheat of Wetumpka

81-year-old Jerry Wheat of Wetumpka served his county as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.  He knows the Price of Freedom. He joined the Air Force in 1958, when he was right out of high school. He trained to be an aircraft mechanic. He did three tours overseas, first in Saudi Arabia. Then Vietnam in 1966. “The work…

Price for MLK Letter Goes from $6,500 to $95,000 in One Week.

Like flipping a house...

AP-US–Martin Luther King Jr Letter Rare Martin Luther King Jr. letter for sale_again ATLANTA (AP) – A 1966 letter from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is up for auction for the second time in two weeks. The letter contains King’s thoughts on the Vietnam War a year before he publicly spoke out against it. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that…

Alabama Dept. Of Archives and History Launches “Collecting Vietnam”

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is reaching out to Alabama veterans of the Vietnam war to help them document their stories for generations to come. The purpose of the ongoing project “Collecting Vietnam” is to document the experiences and service of Alabamians both overseas and nationwide. The museum is interested in acquiring items such as uniforms, equipment, photographs, letters…