People across the nation are collecting stories from America’s military veterans, including a group in Rochelle. Earlier this fall, Unity Hospice of Western Illinois interviewed veterans of several wars.
Dixon Montgomery has a powerful story to tell.
The 66-year-old from Rochelle enlisted in the Navy when he was 18. He served as a Tank Gunner’s mate in Chu Lai during the Vietnam War. Montgomery was awarded with purple hearts for his service.
However, his time in Vietnam was cut short by a life-changing experience.