Thursday, June 02, 2011

Richard Turbitt, KIA 4-20-68

My second cousin, Richard Turbitt (second from left), was killed in action in Vietnam on his twentieth birthday in 1968. He was there for a bit less than a year. I never heard much about him growing up and surprisingly didn't ask questions. I was fascinated by that war and read tons about it at a very young age. This is the only reference I could find on the internet that showed him, and didn't just make a reference to his name on a wall. Thanks to veteran Tom Ford for sharing it.

2 comments:

Spoon said...

What does the sign say? "Hank's Whores. We Screw Chuck" Do you have a higher res photo?

Jeff said...

No, just found it online.