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03/29/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
National Vietnam War Veterans Day

“Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us
that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots,
we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.”

Zach Wamp
(b. 28 Oct 1957)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   It's time.
Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, so a BIG thank you to all of y'all out there! 

BONUS - Didn't I? - Montgomery Gentry, 2002



National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a US holiday observed annually on March 29. It recognizes veterans who served in the US military during the Vietnam War. It should not be confused with Veterans Day.

On March 29, 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. The proclamation called "upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War."[1]

On December 26, 2016 the Vietnam Veterans Day Coalition of States Council presented a letter to President Elect Donald Trump and Congressional leadership outlines the history and timeline of cause to establish March 29th as Vietnam War Veterans Day and request that it be one of the first legislations passed and signed into law during the 115 Congress.[2]

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. This act officially recognizes March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Act also includes the day among those days on which the US flag should especially be displayed.[3]

29 March 1973 was the date the last US combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam and Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded. The last unit was elements of MACV's Infantry Security Force (Special Guard), actually special couriers.


   Happy Birthday today to  David Hatchett ('65) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 - The late Alex Nicol (February '49) (d. 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND     Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND  Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND  Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;

01 - Harold Smith ('57) AND  Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA;

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND  Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 29, 1941 British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeated those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.

March 29, 1942 - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

March 29, 1945 - Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.

March 29, 1945 - The German 4th Army was almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.


March 29, 1969 - Hurdler Kim Batten was born in McRae, Georgia.

March 29, 1969 - Mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki (望月 新一 ) was born in Tokyo, Japan.

March 29, 1969 - Football player and coach Jimmy Spencer was born James Arthur Spencer, Jr. in Manning, South Carolina

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/28/15:

“Although it may not be a welcome insight, you will grow more rapidly through challenge and trial than from a life of ease and serenity with no disturbing elements.”

- Richard G. Scott
(07 Nov 1928 - 22 Sept 2015)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/22/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 03/28/19, 8:21 PM - " Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) Cancer Free":

To All,

I just wanted to let every one know that Sylvia had her last CT scan at Mayo today and it was all negative for lung cancer. It has been a long tough five years, but we survived. Our next visit will be one year for a check up. We owe a big thanks to the staff at Mayo and all the prayers from Palms and friends.

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Phil! What truly fabulous news!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 03/28/19, 7:23 AM:

  A sunrise anywhere is beautiful, but in this picture with the history of St. Augustine showing in the shadows, it sends a statement of both beauty and old challenges overcome by those explorers so long ago. I'm sure they never thought that not only would the land become a major force in the world, but also an English speaking nation.

     WOWZERS! Thank you, Jimmy!


 From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 03/28/19, 2:53 PM:
   BRILLIANT! Thank you, Alice!

From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 03/26/19:

  SOUNDS GOOD! Thanks, MaeLea!

“Think of your girlfriend or boyfriend or whomever you want to.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar


COZYCONCEPTS Vietnam War Veteran Military Ribbon Crochet Pattern Graph - not free, but $4.00 for the graph!


National Defense Service Stripe Scarf


Fishing With Grenades and Cooking With C4: A Veteran’s Vietnam Food Memories


From - 03/28/18:

Q. Why did the barber win the race?

A. Because he took a short-cut!


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.
3. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Didn't I?
We Were Soldiers
, 2002)

Recorded by Montgomery Gentry, 2002
[Gerald Edward Montgomery (b. 30 Sept 1963) and Troy Lee Gentry (05 Apr 1967 – 08 Sept 2017)]


Didn't I make ya proud
Go and lay my life down
When you called my name
I thought I stood for somthin'
Was doin' the right thing
When I went away
Now bein' back should be so simple
But I keep gettin' these big signals
From everyone
Why do folks sit and judge me
Who ain't seen what I've seen
Or did what I done?

Didn't I burn
Didn't I bleed
For you?
I've faced your fears
Felt pain
So you won't have to
Yeah, didn't I do my best
And wasn't home here when I left?

I've seen boys fall to pieces
Grown men cry out for Jesus
Til they're black and blue
I thought God was on our side
Weren't we supposed to be the good guys
That would never lose?
Cuz' I don't see no ticker, tape
Or 5-mile parade sayin'
"Thank you, son."
Just folks that sit and judge me
Who ain't seen what I've seen
Or did what I done

Didn't I burn
Didn't I bleed
For you?
I've faced your fears
Felt pain
So you won't have to
Yeah, didn't I do my best
And wasn't home here when I left?


"Didn't I? lyrics courtesy of - 03/29/19

Title Image courtesy of - 03/29/19

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!
 Fancy Gold Divider Line64 clip art courtesy of - 12/17/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of  - 05/23/16

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