Veterans visit Washington D.C.
by Emanuel County Live | June 29, 2011 8:57 am
The Forest-Blade went to Washington, D.C. with Captain
Clarence A. Thompson, Sr., US Army retired. The Vietnam veteran was
born and raised in the Kemp Community, Swainsboro. Captain Thompson
held a copy of The Forest-Blade while he stood in the back
row, seventh from the left in the picture taken of the veterans
group in front of the White House.
The three-day trip was sponsored by Vets To Washington Project
for veterans and their guests. Captain Thompson’s guest was his
wife, Mildred Usry Thompson. Visits were made to the memorials of
WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as other sites.
The trip is held twice each year, with WWII veterans having
first priority. The project CEO is Doug Hastings, shown kneeling on
the front row, far right of the photo. He can be contacted at
706-832-6483 by veterans who are interested in attending this