• Comanche 3rd Grade, Ratliff View Vietnam Moving Wall

    Comanche 3rd Graders

    Comanche 3rd Graders

    I visited the Vietnam Moving Wall several times while it was in Comanche. On one of those trips out to the site, I was excited to see Comanche 3rd graders doing the same thing. I don’t know how much a 3rd grader is capable of understanding, but some day those same kiddos all grown up will know that every name on that wall represents a body that fell during a bloody conflict.

    Comanche Third Graders

    Comanche Third Graders

    I viewed the wall with Vietnam veteran, Chuck Ratliff, and his wife, Carolyn, and if you haven’t read Chuck Ratliff’s story, you need to do so. He has spent years trying to find the families of those buddies of his who fell…just so that he can tell them the things that all families need to know.

    Chuck was quick to find friend, Frank Garcia, on the wall.

    Chuck was quick to find friend, Frank Garcia, on the wall.

    Just a couple of vets....

    Just a couple of vets….

    And one last time here at United, we send out a huge thank you to those involved in bringing the Wall to Comanche.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    2 Responses to Comanche 3rd Grade, Ratliff View Vietnam Moving Wall

    1. Jodi Gaines says:

      I was very glad the whole 3rd grade was able to go! I wish everyone of the students in our schools could have had the same opportunity. Lainei loved it, and really learned a lot for a little girl. We did do a good bit of home discussion prior to her going. I would love to have a copy of the group picture at the top. I tried to screenshot, but it was distorted.

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