Not sacrificed in vain

Published 12:30 am Sunday, May 25, 2014

To the editor:

On Memorial Day 2014, I want especially to honor the sacrifices made during the Vietnam War by communities around what is now Suffolk. Following is a list of those from this city who died in that war.



PFC Willie Frank Ashley


S.Sgt. Herman Earl Lassiter

Nansemond County

PFC James William Cooper


Sp4 Kenneth Alvin Babb

PFC Rufus John Dowdy

1st Lt. John Kendrick Hutton Jr.
Sp4 Jessie Lee Johnson

Sp5 Morris Woodward Pierce Jr.

Sp5 Ronald Scott


Cpl. George Arthur Brown

I hope their sacrifices were not made in vain, though the government they swore to protect sometimes seems to be their enemy today.

A.C. Volper

Friendswood, Texas