From time to time to ensure that special efforts receive their due, we stop to review accomplishments in the community and offer a few well-deserved kudos.
PURPLE HEART EFFORTS. Irvin Lyons Jr. of Vine Grove came home from Vietnam with two Purple Heart medals but found a country critical of the war effort and taking it out on soldiers.
When you’ve been putting your life at risk in service to your country, it’s hard to return to harsh criticism and being called baby killers.
He has not forgotten the feeling.