1056 – Vietnam Vet Albert Julian served in three wars

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Al Julian, a veteran of World War II, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars, pictured on Nov. 2, 2017. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Episode 1056 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will tell the story of Albert Julian. He served his country in three wars including World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He typifies the truism that the Vietnam Veteran is as great as any that every heeded the call of duty from its country. Recently there was a story about his lifetime of service to his country in The Flathead Beacon titled: 94 Years, 3 Wars, 1 Country that was submitted by Molly Priddy.

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Al Julian in earlier days. Courtesy Photo

Julian likes to hold court from his easy chair in his humble home located in the Evergreen community which is about three miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana. He will tell stories a mile a minute that mention the Pacific Theater of World War II, followed by notes about serving during the Korean War, and then his run-ins with Agent Orange in Vietnam. Today he lives alone with his faithful black Lab and enjoys visits from his family and friends. He still regularly smokes Timeless Time cigarettes and loves working in his yard. Julian is especially proud of his grass.

Although he can take care of himself as he lives alone, he gladly accepts Meals-on- Wheels repasts delivered by another Vietnam Veteran John Paul Castner who also helps Julian out with sundry jobs around the house.  Castner says: “I can walk a little faster than he can, but he can outwork me.”

Julian began his military service on December 16, 1941only nine days after the “Date Which Will Live in Infamy” December 7, 1941when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Young Julian joined the US Army after the fashion of his father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather — a colonel in the Civil War. He retired from the Air Force in 1971.

Listen to episode 1056 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast and discover the story of this amazing three war veteran.


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