Gregg County Vets Day service to honor longtime advocate
Longview — Veteran William Perkins’ widow remembers him describing his helpless feeling at seeing homesick tears shed by the younger soldiers serving with him in Vietnam.
The tears he saw, at age 23, watered a path of service Perkins marched the rest of his life.
Perkins died in September at age 69, but he will be a large presence at the Veterans Day service he produced for years on the Gregg County Courthouse lawn.
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