Veteran Interviews

As part of the effort to build awareness of the importance of the Veterans Plaza project, the Planning Committee conducted a series of interviews of veterans and a Gold Star Family member to gain an understanding of the personal stories that make this project so important. Hear these stories from those who have served our country as well as of one family member who lost a loved one during the Vietnam War.

The committee thanks each of these individuals who freely shared their service experiences as well as why they think the Veterans Plaza project is an important one. Click on any of the names below to play the corresponding video.

Honoring Women Veterans

Davielle Hawkes – Air Force 2005-2018

Conrad LeBourdais – Navy – WWII

Richard Mears – Army – 1966 to 1970 and Gregory Mears – Marine Corps – 1997 to 2004

Peter Lavallee – Gold Star Family Member
Brother of
Robert C. Lavallee Jr. Killed in Action – Vietnam War

Archie Pelley – Coast Guard – Vietnam War

Read Rich – Navy – 1955 to 1978

Roger Stevens – Air Force – 1968 to 1975

Gerald Favreau – Air Force

John Houston – Army – Korean War

Joe Donahue – Navy – Vietnam War

George Tetu – Army – Korean War

David Watson – Air Force – 1966 to 1970

David Stevens – Army – WWII 1942 to 1946

David Patch – Navy – Vietnam War 1961 to 1986