Decorated Combat Veteran, Herb Delbridge, personally undertook this project as a tribute with his own funds to Americans who served honorably in the Vietnam Conflict. The Fire Truck is a 1983 Ford diesel. Delbridge is an active member, and Former Commander of our Chapter.
As featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
"Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:30 pm
BY JOEY UKROP Richmond Times-Dispatch
Firetrucks were built to be noticed. They’re big. They’re loud. And for Herbert Delbridge, they’re the perfect platform for honoring Vietnam veterans.
Delbridge, 73, a Rockville resident, has been frustrated with the public’s treatment of Vietnam veterans for more than 40 years.
“It was terrible,” he said, sitting in a folding chair in his front lawn. “And still to this day, it makes me feel bad about what happened — our welcome home Vietnam vets never got.”
But times are about to change.
After riding in a parade with the Military Order Purple Heart Chapter 1965, the Army and Marines veteran devised a plan to display the war’s untold stories loud and proud on the flanks of a firetruck..."
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