In the July 20 issue of your paper, an article was published regarding memorial books donated to the Catoosa County Library. Due to an oversight, the donor’s name was omitted.
As the donor, I would like to encourage my classmates (RHS class of 1964) to please read the book donated in honor of Major Thomas Duckett. The book’s introduction states: “It should be apparent by this book’s short length, regarding a long war that it is not meant to be a complete history of the war. Rather, it is meant to act as a supplement to history by recording those pertinent pieces of the past that have been tossed aside, successfully destroying so much of the truth and creating the book’s title: ‘An American Amnesia.’”
I feel we owe it to Major Duckett and the other military personnel of the Vietnam era to provide the new generation with the correct information regarding that conflict. This book will help us do the job.
Helen Callaway Holbrook, Fredericktown, Mo.