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Monday, May 30, 2011

“Tours of Duty: Carroll County MD and the Vietnam War” By Gary D. Jestes and Jay A. Graybeal



“Tours of Duty: Carroll County MD and the Vietnam War” By Gary D. Jestes and Jay A. Graybeal.

“Tours of Duty: Carroll County and the Vietnam War”

By Gary D. Jestes and Jay A. Graybeal.

The authors present the stories of Carroll County’s unsung heroes who served their country during the Vietnam War.  Includes biographical sketches, soldiers’ letters, a roster of servicemen, a bibliography of contemporary newspaper articles about the war.  $29






Historical Society of Carroll County
210 East Main Street, Westminster MD 21157
(410) 848-6494


About the book – and the authors, Jay Graybeal and Gary Jestes:

On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Carroll County Times - http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/ - writer, Carrie Ann Knauer wrote:

Historian shares Carroll County Vietnam stories

In researching for a book on Carroll County’s Vietnam veterans, Jay Graybeal and Gary Jestes found a wealth of material in local newspaper archives and by collecting letters sent between soldiers and their loved ones.

They learned about Lt. Col. Charles I. Miller, who was one of the first Americans stationed in Vietnam, and was in fact part of the team to brief Gen. William Westmoreland, who in June 1964 was appointed the senior military commander of the United States’ armed forces in Vietnam, when he arrived in country.

They interviewed Sgt. Jerry Barnes, who told a story of hearing a scream from the cook one night in the camp and discovered a cobra in the kitchen ready to strike. Barnes, Carroll’s state’s attorney, said he pulled out his M16 without hesitation and shot the snake, refrigerator, stove and about everything else in the kitchen, except the cook, Graybeal said.

They read the stories in Carroll newspapers about the war and the reactions from residents on whether demonstrations were an appropriate way of showing dissatisfaction with American forces’ participation in the conflict.

Graybeal shared these stories Tuesday at the Historical Society of Carroll County’s Box Lunch Talk. Jestes, who was also scheduled to speak Tuesday, was unable to attend because of illness, Graybeal said.

Timmi Pierce, executive director of the Historical Society, said it was fitting to have a talk on the Vietnam veterans Tuesday because Veterans Day fell on the normally scheduled day for the lunch talk. Pierce used the opportunity to recognize the dozen or so veterans in attendance at the talk, including four Vietnam veterans.

“It’s fitting that we’re in this building [American Legion Post 31], which honors veterans seven days a week,” Graybeal said during his opening.

Graybeal is the chief curator of the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pa., where he has been working on the center’s Vietnam collection, which will be dedicated Friday, he said.

Jestes and Graybeal started the research for their book, “Tours of Duty: Carroll County and the Vietnam War,” when Graybeal was still at the Historical Society. They spent more than 10 years on the research and writing before it was published last year, he said.

“We joke it took longer for us to write the book than to fight the war,” Graybeal said.

Graybeal gave a general overview of the timeline of the Vietnam War, then listed some of the Carroll servicemen who are highlighted in the book, including Rick Will Sr., Sgt. Gary Hammett, Capt. Richard N. Dixon and Maj. Harold J. Robertson. Several heads in the audience nodded in recognition of the names and faces being broadcast on the projector screen.

“It’s wrenching to read, but it’s important to see the sacrifices that were made,” Graybeal said of the book.

There was so much dissension surrounding the Vietnam War, and a lot of myths were spun out of that dissension, Graybeal said. He read from a list of exposed myths about Vietnam veterans, which showed that Vietnam soldiers were not as young, uneducated, underprivileged or unwilling as people believed. For example, while the draft got so much attention during the Vietnam War, only one-third of the soldiers to serve in Vietnam were drafted, and two-thirds were voluntary recruits, Graybeal said. Those statistics are the opposite of World War II’s, he said.

Despite people’s personal views, no one can deny the way the war affected the nation and its future, Graybeal said.

“It forever changed our views as Americans of our role in the world,” he said.


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Related: Memorial Day: Honoring the sacrifice of Staff Sgt. James Norman Byers  By Kevin Dayhoff Wednesday, May 25, 2011 http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=4418






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“Tours of Duty: Carroll County MD and the Vietnam War” By Gary D. Jestes and Jay A. Graybeal.

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SSgt James Norman Byers had been deployed to Vietnam for five months when he was killed by a Viet Cong sniper on Friday, January 20, 1967.



Staff Sgt. James Norman Byers - Byers had been deployed to Vietnam for five months when he was killed by a Viet Cong sniper on Friday, January 20, 1967.  Staff Sergeant Byers, who had decided to make a career of serving in the Army, was a squad leader attached to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry and stationed in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam.  [19670126 SSgt James N Byers]  http://twitpic.com/54t2ef

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In past columns, we have shared the stories of some of the fallen heroes from the Vietnam War whose names are etched in the black granite memorial in the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park on Willis Street: Frederick John Magsamen, Christopher Jesse Miller Jr., Muriel Groomes, Joseph William Blickenstaff and Herbert Eugene Mulkey Jr… 



Photo courtesy of “Tours of Duty” Carroll County and the Vietnam War by Gary D. Jestes and Jay A. Graybeal; on sale at the Historical Society of Carroll County.



Historical Society of Carroll County
210 East Main Street, Westminster MD 21157
(410) 848-6494

@ExploreCarroll Dayhoff: Recalling a fallen son of Carroll SSgt James Norman Byers http://tinyurl.com/3lxqbmr


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Related: Memorial Day: Honoring the sacrifice of Staff Sgt. James Norman Byers  By Kevin Dayhoff Wednesday, May 25, 2011 http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=4418






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“The Memorial Day nap”


“The Memorial Day nap” May 30, 2011 Monday, Memorial Day in Westminster Maryland by Kevin Dayhoff

After a full day that included the annual Memorial Day parade, ceremonies at the Westminster Cemetery and the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial park in Westminster, and visiting with friends and family at the American Legion; even an ever-ready battery trooper, needs a nap.  And Pumba was careful to stand guard.



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Dinner at Harry’s Main Street Grille in Westminster Maryland



Dinner at Harry’s Main Street Grille in Westminster Maryland



My family had dinner at Harry’s this evening (last Saturday, May 28, 2011.)  In addition to the delicious traditional food we have come to love and enjoy, the venerable Main Street Westminster restaurant has added some great new items on, literally, a new menu.  I had the new veggie sandwich, which was delightful.  And we got to visit with a number of friends and neighbors.

Check Harry’s out next time you anywhere near Westminster.  The servers are fun and friendly – and from the local community.  It is locally owned; and for three generations, the Sirinakis family has supported the community – especially art and cultural events. 

The prices are quite reasonable and all the money you spend at Harry’s stays in Carroll County; supports local workers, and the local community.

410-848-7080
Closed on Sunday

For more info click on the image above: Harry's Main Street Grille, 65 West Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157, 410-848-7080, Closed on Sunday


For more information, see what Westminster Patch has to say: http://westminster.patch.com/listings/harrys-main-street-grille

Founded in 1946, Harry's Main Street Grille has become a dining landmark in downtown Westminster. Now in its third generation of ownership by the Sirinakis family, Harry's offers a great selection of American cuisine including burgers, paninis, wraps and pastas. 

Their famous hot dogs are served Coney Island style with chili, mustard and onions, but definitely not sauerkraut!

Customers who absolutely must insist on having sauerkraut on their hot dogs will have to pay $85 for it in accordance with Harry's longstanding policy... More: http://westminster.patch.com/listings/harrys-main-street-grille

410-848-7080
Closed on Sunday

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September 7, 2006 celebration of the 35th anniversary of Junction



September 7, 2006 celebration of the 35th anniversary of Junction

I’ve been a member of the board of Junction since October 2000.  This is a group photo of the staff and board on September 7, 2006, when we celebrated our 35th anniversary.

Junction is a local Westminster Carroll County Maryland private nonprofit agency for substance abuse prevention and outpatient drug treatment.  It provides prevention, intervention, and treatment of substance abuse for individuals, their families, and the community through education, counseling, community collaboration, and leadership in Carroll County.

It was incorporated on September 27, 1971.  A month after incorporation, on December 6, 1971, it opened its doors in the historic Carroll County Jail on Court Street in Westminster.

Kevin Dayhoff September 7th, 2006

Junction Inc.
(410) 848-6100
98 North Court Street
P. O. Box 206
Westminster, MD 21158

Junction Inc., http://www.junctioninc.org/, (410) 848-6100, 98 North Court Street, P. O. Box 206, Westminster, MD 21158



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Junction staff and volunteers October 16, 1971



Junction staff and volunteers October 16, 1971

Hat Tip: Mark Yount.  The staff of Junction on approximately October 16, 1971…  According to Yount, “…  (Junction) opened it's doors for business in 1971, but there were many of us that helped fix it up when the county gave it to the non-profit organization in 1970. I remember being in there then at age 15 scraping and painting walls. Little did I know that I would be working there someday for nearly 25 years. Here is a picture from 1971 of many of the youth who helped make this project work.”

Junction is a local Westminster Carroll County Maryland private nonprofit agency for substance abuse prevention and outpatient drug treatment.  It provides prevention, intervention, and treatment of substance abuse for individuals, their families, and the community through education, counseling, community collaboration, and leadership in Carroll County.

It was incorporated on September 27, 1971.  A month after incorporation, on December 6, 1971, it opened its doors in the historic Carroll County Jail on Court Street in Westminster.

Disclosure: I’ve been a member of the board of Junction since October 2000.  

Junction Inc., http://www.junctioninc.org/, (410) 848-6100, 98 North Court Street, P. O. Box 206, Westminster, MD 21158

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Coffee Talk on Westminster Patch by Sherri Hosfeld Joseph

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Coffee Talk, a blog about finding solace and self in a little coffee shop on Main Street Westminster MD

Find Coffee Talk, a blog about, well – wondiferous coffee, great food, - - and socks and shoes; by Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, at Westminster Patch here: http://westminster.patch.com/users/sherri-hosfeld-joseph/blog_posts

Birdie's Café phone number: 410-848.7931

Location: 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157


Sherri Hosfeld Joseph at Birdie’s

The coffee is marvelous.
The staff is wonderful.
The atmosphere is fabulous.
The owner is adorable.
The socks are intriguing.
But it’s all about the shoes.
Do not overlook the shoes.
We wanna hear about the shoes.

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The new Patch Blog about a girl, some coffee and characters that pass through the world’s best coffee shop…  http://westminster.patch.com/blog_posts/coffee-talk-finding-solace-and-self-in-a-little-coffee-shop-on-main-street-westminster-blog


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Annual Westminster Memorial Day Parade Steeped in Tradition–Kevin Dayhoff


Annual Westminster Memorial Day Parade Steeped in Tradition–Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/3rjb32d #rememberthefallen #usa


The annual Carroll Post 31 American Legion Westminster Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. today.  The parade will begin at the west end of town at Monroe Street and continue down Pennsylvania Avenue and go east on Main Street to Church Street; then to the Westminster Cemetery for the memorial service at 11 a.m…

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In 1868, the focal point of the cemetery was the Union Meeting House of Westminster.  Since the summer of 1891 the Memorial Day services have been held at a large urn, located on the knoll immediately in view as one enters the cemetery from Church Street…




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