I am also grateful to Amy Wilkerson of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and Kristin Strubhart for getting me archived into the Library of Congress, The Illinois State Board of Education and the Vietnam History Project in Washington DC. My life's story is now a part of national history. I am humbled and honored. Also the the Khe Sanh Association for doing their story on me in 2013. And to Gussie and Wilbert Glasper who blessed me to receive the Madison County Illinois's Living Legend Award of 2013. That award brought me recognition throughout the entire year.
And to Elder Edwin Hawkins and Annette, You wrote that song for me! It will forever be an important part of my testimony, and you will always be in my heart. God Bless You!