Letter to the Editor

printed 10/15/2021

Editor,

It was with great sorrow our Vietnam Veterans of America OC Chapter#1091 heard of the passing of our friend and supporter Bill Gibbs.

I met Bill for the first time a few years ago when we were planning a memorial for Barry Howard Berger, the only Ocean City native born to be Killed in Action in Vietnam.

I was told he and Barry were best friends in school.

We were a young organization and this was a large project for us to undertake. Bill gave us his full support and contacted Barry’s school mates who attended dedication.

Bill also funded our yearly scholarship to Stephen Decatur High School. While Bill was not a veteran himself, he certainly was an outstanding supporter.

He is the only honorary member of VVA1091. We will miss you.

Nelson Kelly, President

Ocean City Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1091

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