Episode 2693 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Vet Jacob Shronce and his thoughts on service to country, his adventures in Vietnam, PTSD and advice to veterans and civilians. The featured story appeared in the Hickory Daily Record and was titled: Vietnam veteran from Catawba County talks scars of war, need for appreciation. It was submitted by Miya Banks.
Jacob Shronce of Catawba County, North Carolina is another 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 in one of the most dangerous jobs in country. He was a truck driver on Highway 19 from Qui Nhon to Pleiku. When he came home he continued serving his country well in several veterans organizations including the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), American Legion and others.
In her story Banks reported thatwas raised on a farm. He were always working. He said Kids today complain about getting up at 7 o’clock to go to school. I was up at 5:30 every morning and I had to go milk the cow before I went to school. Then we came in and had breakfast, and then I went to school. When we came back home I had to fill up all the wood boxes. We had wood heat and a wood cook stove. I had to feed the chickens and the cows and the pigs. We also worked in the fields. We picked and shucked corn. We picked cotton. We baled the hay. Something was going on all the time.
Shronce offers this advice to his fellow veterans, get involved. Join Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), American Legion and others. Get involved and get counted. If these guys don’t get involved, Congress is going to start chipping away until they don’t have anything left.
Listen to episode 2693 and discover more about Vietnam Vet Jacob Shronce and his thoughts on service to country, his adventures in Vietnam, PTSD and advice to veterans and civilians.