Veteran's Desk Set Being Returned To Family – Brevard NC


The desk set of deceased Vietnam War veteran Capt. Lawrence Dring will be presented to his family at 1 p.m., today, at a special ceremony at the American Legion on Morgan Street in Brevard. (Courtesy photo)

Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Howard A. "Sarge" Thiele of Red Fox Lane in Transylvania County.

One day last year, while visiting some friends, the wife showed me an old item in their garage she had been given by a friend some 25 years ago.

I saw a dilapidated wooden desk set originating from Thailand, which I recognized as an officer's desk set from my time in Vietnam. When I was asked if it could be restored, I accepted the challenge. This is the story of an item which travelled halfway around the world and ended up forgotten in a garage, awaiting its proper home.


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