Conrad Dupre tugs at his Vietnam Veteran embroidered cap, proudly remembering the dangers of nightly missions to ‘light up the sky’ over the war. But the Department of Veterans Affairs has no memory of Dupre from 1964 to 1965.
“The bottom line is I don’t see how it could happen,” the 73 year old tells us from the Dartmouth motel room where he lives. ”I just don’t see how they can lose somebody for a whole year. They don’t believe I was in Vietnam.”
But he tells Target 12, that’s where he was when the herbicide Agent Orange fell from the Da Nang air as he scrambled to fly 3 times a night with the 8th Aerial Port Squadron.
Source: Walt Buteau for WPRI Target 12.