photo by Cookie Steponaitis
Former American Legion Post # 36 Commander Tom Fugiel reflects on Veterans Day as a reminder of an intense time as he and both his siblings were all serving their country at the same time from 1965-1967. Sister Kathy was in Texas, brother Jerry was in Vietnam and Tom himself was in Fort Devens. In addition, his brother-in-law served in Vietnam and lost part of his arm. While the family likes to joke that the golf game of the injured man never got better before or after military service Tom’s family holds Veterans Day in great importance for its impact not only on their family, but all American families who have given so much to keep America free.

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