Veterans to read their stories of service at WWU event

Bellingham resident Malcolm Kenyon recounted when he was aboard a Navy minesweeper at the mouth of the Mekong River. They were searching fishing boats for contraband and draft dodgers. It was 1966, early in the Vietnam War. An officer aboard kept threatening the fishermen and their family members with his pistol. Frustrated, Kenyon finally promised to shoot the officer if he didn’t put his gun away.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:41pm