Episode 2667 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story more about Vietnam Vet Bob Carnagey and how he was blest by his time in Vietnam. The featured story appeared in the Portage Life and was titled: Veteran Spotlight: Robert “Bob” Carnagey. It was submitted by Jona Robinson, a New Media Journalist.
Vietnam Vet Bob Carnagey is another tremendous representative of the Vietnam Veteran Generation – one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from our country.
In her story, Jona Robinson reported this about Bob Carnegey: Robert “Bob” Carnagey is a Northwest Indiana local. Living most of his life on the border of Indiana and Illinois, he graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School in the summer of 1964. Carnagey then enrolled into the University of Illinois, taking some classes before going back home to work at Inland Steel until he was drafted in 1967.
“I was so proud to get a letter. It was from the Selective Service telling me that my friends and neighbors thought it was important for me to get drafted into the United States military,” Carnagey said. “I departed this area and went to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and started my military life. After six months of training, I ended up getting orders to go to Vietnam at the very end of February of 1968.”
Carnagey said he was blessed for his time in Vietnam. He expressed gratitude for being one of the few veterans to leave Vietnam better than when he joined the military. He left with gratitude and life experiences that push him to do what he does today.
Carnagey currently works with Folds of Honor, America’s Gold Star Families, and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He runs support groups, fundraisers and benefits, grants for children who have lost a family member to war that want to go to college, and meetings for veterans to connect with one another.
Listen to Episode 2667 and discover more about Vietnam Vet Bob Carnagey and how he was blessed by his time in Vietnam.