Episode 2682 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Vet Gary Wetzel’s life and service to country. The featured story comes from BNN News and is titled: Gary George Wetzel: A Tale of Extraordinary Courage in Vietnam. It was submitted by Ayesha Mumtaz. She seamlessly fuses her love for writing and journalism to deliver impactful narratives through the lens of global media.
Gary Wetzel is a tremendous representative of the Vietnam Veteran Generation – one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from our country. He served his country in Vietnam as a member of the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery he displayed in country. After his service in Vietnam, he came home to South Milwaukee and continued serving his country in an exemplary manner.
In her story Mumtaz reported that: After his service, Wetzel worked as a welder and later for Ameriprise. He remained intimately involved with veterans’ organizations, often speaking on patriotism and the importance of service. In 2016, he faced another hurdle when he was injured in a motorcycle crash. However, displaying the same fighting spirit he exhibited in Vietnam, Wetzel recovered after rehabilitation. His life and service have been honored with various accolades, including a dedicated nature trail and the declaration of ‘Gary G. Wetzel Day’ in South Milwaukee on May 18, 2017. The legacy of Wetzel’s valor continues to inspire the nation.
America is fortunate to have individuals like Gary Wetzel make up its population. Citizens like Gary Wetzel is what helps make America great. In the annals of human courage, few tales are as inspiring as that of Army Specialist 4th Class Gary George Wetzel, a Medal of Honor recipient who displayed extraordinary bravery during a ferocious firefight in Vietnam.
Listen to episode 2682 and discover more about the Vietnam Vet Gary Wetzel’s life and service to country.