David DeChant, Marine Vietnam Veteran
Key West, FL

Michele,Greetings again. I am a member of the core group of Vietnam Veterans who built The Wall ~ National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C.; and was at the meeting in Senator Warner’s office when General George Price, US Army Retired, ended the color controversy about “black” granite and Maya being a “gook.” I am very humbled by his courage. He lives in Columbia, Maryland.

Paraphrasing his response about “black being a dishonorable color” ~ if anyone else comments about black being a dishonorable color, you will answer to me personally!

There was an incredible silence for several seconds; then the meeting continued. Never again were there any disparaging remarks in the media about “black” and Maya’s Chinese heritage.

Semper Fidelis,

David DeChant


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