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Engineer's Log of Mark W. Persons
Big Day in St. Paul, MN, June 13, 2009

Vietnam veterans were honored in a full day of activities at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul.  The theme was Honor - Respect -  Remember.  One of those veterans attending was Mark Persons, a U.S. Army Vietnam (1968-69) veteran and writer of this article.
The POW-MIA (Prisoner of War - Missing in Action) organization http://freedomflight.org was there with a hot-air balloon team.
The ground far below as seen from the balloon.
There I am, on the left, trying to run the camera while the pilot and two other Vietnam veterans smile.
The big moment came when WCCO Radio and Television personality Don Shelby posed for a photo with me. 

 Don was an Armed Forces Radio and Television announcer in Vietnam during the conflict.

There I am, sitting in a UH-1 Huey Helicopter again after forty years.  Seems like old times from long...long ago and far...far away. 

Thanks to Brainerd VFW Post 1647 for providing bus transportation to and from the event for Brainerd area veterans.

More details at:  http://gilbertlodge.com/2009/6-13-09-vietnam-vets.html     

The stories go on and on.  Stop in again sometime.  I'll leave the soldering iron on for you. 
Mark W. Persons

   Questions?  Email Mark Persons:  teki@mwpersons.com   

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