Chesterton Tribune

Thomas Lee to present wreath at the Wall for USS Forrestal 40th anniversary memorial service

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Local resident Thomas Lee will make the wreath presentation Sunday, July 29 at the ceremony of the 40th anniversary of the fire aboard the USS Forrestal. This carrier had just arrived in Viet Nam when a fire aboard occurred causing the death of 134 crewmen. Local sailor, William C. Lee, was among the dead.

Williamís twin brother, Thomas Lee, also was on board this carrier during the fire. Thomas survived and has lived in this area all his life.

He traveled to Washington DC this week to participate in the Memorial Service to be held at the Viet Nam Memorial Wall.

The ceremony will include the active Navy Color Guard.


Posted 7/24/2007