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Author shares stories of local men who died in Vietnam

Author shares stories of local men who died in Vietnam

NORFOLK, Neb. - Keith Walton speaks to Northeast Community College students, employees and members of the public during a talk at the College Thursday on his new book on several Norfolk area men who died in Vietnam over 50-years ago.

His book, The Last Full Measure: From America’s Heartland to the Battlefields of Vietnam Remembering the Fallen from One Nebraska Town, features stories of nine servicemen: Jerry Allen, Dennis Anderson, Jerrome Chandler, Roger Hundt, Jerold Meisinger, Thomas Scheurich, Steven Strube, Claude Van Andle, and Michael Wemhoff. Walton, of Imperial Valley, Calif., is a 1970 graduate of Norfolk High School. Following high school, he attended Northeast Nebraska Technical Community College (a predecessor of Northeast Community College) and went on to Kearney State College where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history and social science. Walton’s talk at Northeast was sponsored by the College’s Veterans Benefits Dept. and the employee Engagement Team.