“Overwhelmed With Emotion”

| March 3, 2020

On a visit to the Vietnam War Memorial during WinTerm, the TC Christian Freshmen ran into a couple who were trying to get a picture of the name of a cousin on the Wall.  The cousin was Steve Escallier who died in Vietnam on October 31, 1969.

Social Studies teacher, Melissa Wheat, picks up the story, “Steve’s name happened to be high up on the wall.  Two of our guys hoisted Carter Blodgett up to take a photo and while there, he also did an etching (called a ‘name rubbing’).  It was a very emotional experience for all of us.  And it was a great way for the students to see the personal impact the Vietnam War had on those who lived through it.  The next day, I received a message from the family we helped”:  

“I want to thank you all for helping me get a name rubbing of my cousin, Steve.  I’ve shared the photos with my grandmother and she is overwhelmed with emotion because she has never been able to come to the Wall …Thank you again from my entire family.  We appreciate you all!” 

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