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Memorial Day Salute



F. D. Thompson Post 521 Veterans Hardy Gunn, Frederick McHenry, Freddie Downs, Woody Staten, Bobby Lloyd, Jeff Williams, Pelton Wells, Arthur "Silver Fox" Edwards, the late Abraham "Jack" Henderson and Charles Grayson.

by Earline Knox

These are torch bearers on behalf of Viet Nam and all world wars. Both men proudly wear their American Legion caps (F.D. Thompson Post 521) where Edwards is chaplain and McHenry is adjutant.

Frederick McHenry – Combat Vet Viet Nam Era in Southeast Asia Purple Heart recipient (severely injured and could have died)

Art "Silver Fox" Edwards Combat Vet – Viet Nam Era in Southeast Asia- Author of coffee table best seller, "From Sword to Pen", a unique poetic approach to explaining PTSD in combat vets.

These gentlemen have been co-facilitators of group therapy sessio...

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