974 – Bill Reynolds and his pilgrimages back to Vietnam, Part 1

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Vietnam veteran Bill Reynolds. KATHARINE LOTZE/Signal. 04062016

Episode 974 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature part 1 of an interview with a very special Vietnam Veteran. Bill Reynolds is one of the “Boys of ’67,” Charlie Company, 4th/47th Inf, 9th Infantry Division and is the director of Veterans Affairs for The Signal in Santa Clarita Valley, California.

A while back he was tapped by Chuck Champion, the principle owner of the Signal, to interrupt his comfortable retirement and become the director of Veterans Affairs for The Signal. His primary duty in that position is to interview local veterans for the paper, most of which are conducted in his favorite destination, Valencia’s Corner Bakery. In addition to that he is heading up a drive to create a war memorial at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall.

The members of his unit in the Vietnam War were and still are a close knit bunch because they remained together as a group through their training and service in country. Experiences like that have a tendency to create life long bonds. In 2007 Bill led a group of his fellow warriors on a pilgrimage back to the scene of so many vivid memories in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.

That trip and his high profile in the veterans affairs scene of Southern California caught the attention of Timothy Davis who runs the Greatest Generations Foundation out of Denver, Colorado. The Foundation’s purpose to make it possible for America’s combat veterans to visit memorials and former battle fields.

They started out with World War II veterans then moved on to Korean War vets and now are concentrating on Vietnam Veterans. Bill has been privileged to lead three veterans tours back to Vietnam under the auspices of the Foundation.

It is an incredible opportunity for combat Vietnam Veterans to return to the battle sites with all expenses covered by the Foundation.

CLICK HERE to discover more about the Greatest Generations Foundation.

If you qualify and are interested in being included in one to the Foundation’s tours to Vietnam contact Bill Reynolds at:  billry@ca.rr.com

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