Back in May Forrest posted a story on his blog called “Wars Last Forever”. It’s the story of a Vietnam Veteran’s jacket that was sent to Forrest for safekeeping earlier that same month. Forrest wasn’t certain what to do with that jacket and asked for ideas from his readers. That started a rush of comments. Not all of them very respectful. A commenter by the name of Dale Joritz has been particularly emphatic, some have said vile and ignoble. In Dale’s recent comments he called Forrest a liar and claimed Forrest didn’t even have the jacket.
Below is Forrest’s solution to the disposition of the jacket and a couple of photos that clearly illustrate that Forrest is certainly in possession of that jacket. If you’d like to read the story behind the photos below and learn about the history of that jacket, head to the story on Forrest’s blog here:
“I just wanted the Vietnam veterans and their wives to know that I had the jacket dry cleaned and am in contact with a former member of the 101st Airborne who knows the real history of those involved. Tracing its history has been a rewarding journey and it will go to a deserving home. ff”