Veterans Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Vietnam War With ‘Alive Day’ Stories

Marine veteran Bobby Barrera was severely injured in Vietnam but 50 years later, he celebrates being alive and with his family. (NAPS)

(NAPSI)—Army veteran Ron Hope was piloting a helicopter in Vietnam to extract a company of soldiers, when he was shot down. His left brachial plexus—the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the arm and hand—was crushed. He also broke both legs, suffered compound fractures in six vertebrae and had third-degree burns covering 55 percent of his body.

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