On Feb. 8 several Vietnam Veterans were honored by Angela’s Hospice Veterans Organization for their service to the Navy over 40 years ago. The group formed such an extraordinary bond of brotherhood that they came together in Wayne from all over the United States for a pre-wake to celebrate the life of William (Bone/Dave) David Wilson.
Dave was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer in the summer of 2013, which has since metastasized to his bones. Dave thanks the doctors and staff at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor for the absolutely wonderful care he has received during his battle.
Dave (center holding certificate) and his family welcomed Navy buddies, Keith Hurley, Jimmy Kernels, Mike Kelly, Bear Kemnets, Bob McAllister, Marty Martin, Bobby Piriak, John Potts, Bill Anderkin, Rick Phillips and their families at their home in Wayne. The group served together in Navy Assault Craft Unit 1 stationed in the home port of Naval Amphibias Base in Port Coronado, CA from 1970-1975.