Roland “Sandy” Wheeler
Partner Sandy Wheeler previously shared his story, and we brought him back to talk about his TimeCapsulesApp.com
Eric Bents, Field Executive Director, co-hosts the discussion.
A Little About Sandy Wheeler’s story:
I headed out to Vietnam, arriving in DaNang on September 5, 1968, and did not return home until April 7, 1970. One of my best friends, Dennis, was to be discharged in about two weeks and we were looking forward to celebrating life back home together. Instead, when I arrived home, I was informed that Dennis was killed in action on April 5, 1970, only 2.5 hours south of the base I just left…..simply unbelievable. Dennis’s baby boy would never see his father and his wife would never see him alive again.
“THAT WAS TRULY A POINT IN TIME WHEN I CAN SAY THAT THIS VISION GOT ITS ROOTS. I WAS SICK WITH GRIEF THAT THIS BABY BOY WOULD NEVER GET TO HEAR HIS DADDY’S VOICE, PLAY BALL, WRESTLE, OR DO ANY OF THE THINGS LITTLE BOYS DESIRE AND NEED.”
Listen to the podcast and read the bio to learn the whole story!