ISSUE: Raising MIA/POW awareness
OUR VIEW: Local group rallies support for veterans
Lt. John Douglas Hale of Brandenburg is remembered as a sociable and patriotic man who wanted to serve his country.
Fighting in Vietnam, he was on a helicopter on an armed reconnaissance mission March 8, 1971. The helicopter was shot down, exploding as it hit the ground. From the air, search teams could see no survivors. On the ground, because of the enemy position, it wasn’t possible to search the wreckage.