To mark Veterans Day 2011, Longmont Times-Call reporter Quentin Young and photographer Joshua Buck interviewed local veterans about their experiences at war. The six veterans who were interviewed served in six major conflicts involving the United States military: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. The series includes feature stories and videos of the interviews, which may be viewed at timescall.com. The schedule:
Sunday: Lee Springer, World War II
Monday: Jerome Portz, Korea
Tuesday: Dan Pineda, Vietnam
Wednesday: Rick Chatwell, Gulf War
Thursday: Dane Shockley, Afghanistan
Friday: Gary Stump, Iraq
I’m personally acquainted with Lee Springer and proud to say so. I’ve helped him with his image processing software and been awed by his skills and his background. He and his wife Beverly are the sweetest people I’ve ever known, real Longmont Treasures.