Veterans Day event in Milford

Delaware Hospice Center hosts local author Nancy Lynch for a unique presentation ahead of Veterans Day.

Lynch authored Vietnam Mailbag, a compilation of letters she received from Delaware soldiers fighting in Vietnam when she was a young reporter for The News Journal. The letters appeared in her “Vietnam Mailbag” column which provided first-person accounts for people back home.


Delaware Hospice’s mission is to improve the quality of life for veterans who are managing life-limiting illnesses. And in honor of Veteran’s Day, Delaware Hospice has asked Nancy Lynch to reopen the “Vietnam Mailbag” and share excerpts of the stories she received from service men over 40 years ago.

Local Vietnam Veteran, Rick Lovekin, wrote Nancy about a dozen times. He will also be on hand to share some of his combat experiences, as well as slides of images from Vietnam.

Thursday’s event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the  Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

First sat down with Nancy Lynch, Rick Lovekin and other Vietnam Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. You can watch the profile of Vietnam Mailbag tomorrow night at 5:30 and again at 11 on WHYY.

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