Vietnam Veterans at Dakota Ridge High School
This Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and April 23, seven of them came to Dakota Ridge.
The first veteran to speak was Bob Wyatt, who talked about his experiences in a funny way, which made everyone feel more comfortable.
After all the vets shared their personal stories, it was time for the students to ask questions.
The question that elicited a more emotional response from the veterans was about the important memories that stayed with the men from the war.
“The moment when you look the enemy in the eye right before you shoot them. There’s this special look that all of them have. I will never forget that,” Stan Paprockj said.
No one said a word.
Another Marine silently said to himself, “Yeah, it was a good time.”
Some of the speakers also passed around helmets, or special honors medals, allowing the students to see up close the things these soldiers carried back with them.