Walkup speaks to Kentland Rotary
Stan Walkup a Vietnam War veteran and owner of Stan’s Tap in Earl Park, spoke to the Kentland Rotary Club June 8 about his experiences during and after the conflict. He stated he was drafted in 1965 and was shot in the chest during combat in 1966, resulting in him being awarded a Purple Heart. Walkup also spoke about visiting The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on its 25th anniversary. He discussed searching for and finding a friend who was shot on the same day as him and their reunion in Minnesota. Walkup and several other Vietnam War veterans from the Kentland area will be on the next Honor Flight in September. PHOTO BY GREGORY MYERS