Tim Davis, a veteran of the Vietnam War, recently re-visited the site of his tour in Vietnam for a sense of closure. The effects of the Vietnam War left Davis troubled and unsettled for over 45 years. Finally he returned to Vietnam to revisit several sites of combat and other points of interest to him and other friends that had been in the war. “I had a lot of buddies that got lost…got killed, and we were really, really close. It meant a lot for me to go back there and see where they actually got killed…and say goodbye to them.” Davis stated when asked about his experiences on his return to Vietnam. A much brighter and well-deserved surprise awaited Davis as he returned to his home. A crowd of more than one hundred friends, family, and grateful citizens awaited Davis for a well-deserved hero’s welcome. Davis was escorted by the county sheriff, motorcyclists and a military jeep to Columbia City for a true hometown celebration.
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