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Jim Sutterer, right, served in the Army with Thomas Lester Dukes and spoke at the ceremony. The two were wounded by the same land mine that le…
Thomas Lester Dukes’ sister, Latrelle Cheeks, speaks about her brother’s life before the Army and about his time in Vietnam.
The American Legion presents a folded American flag to Cheeks after providing a 21 gun salute and the playing of Taps.
The American Legion provides a 21-gun salute for Dukes since he never received a proper military funeral when he died 50 years ago.
Thomas Lester Dukes returned home from Vietnam after dying from his wounds caused by a land mine explosion. He has been laid to rest in Libert…
TIFTON — Van Davidson served in the Army during the Vietnam War where he lost his friend, Thomas Lester Dukes, to a landmine 50 years ago.
A trip eight years ago to Washington, D.C, has spurred a Hawaii resident to complete a project honoring service members killed in the Vietnam War.