Veterans and Gold Star Families

Inaugural Gold Star Family Trip

Inaugural Gold Star Family Trip

Honoring Lt. Daniel Cheney 50 Years Later

In December 2018, a group of Citizen Diplomats being led by PeaceTrees co-founder, Jerilyn Brusseau, departed for Vietnam with a mission of honoring the life of Lt. Daniel Cheney on the 50th anniversary of his passing. Jerilyn, Lt. Cheney's sister, and Gail Garcelon, Lt. Cheney's fiance at the time of his service, were surrounded by friends and family as they embarked on this meaningful journey. 

To read more about the experiences shared on this trip please read this excerpt from the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association's newsletter, "Green Pastures beside the Still Waters" written by Colin Cahoon and this story written by Norman Knodt about the meaning this trip held for him. 


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