Thursday, October 13, 2016

Vietnam Veteran Restored Faith Helping Others

Vietnam veteran uses faith to help other veterans
By David Ball
Oct 12, 2016
Owens is no longer on the battle field, but is still in service at his church. He helps with parking and security. He also helped put together a Vietnam honor ceremony at East Tennessee Veteran's Memorial set for Thursday.

The ceremony expects hundred of veterans and their families to show up to say thank you to the Vietnam veterans. Each vet or their family will receive a bronze pin.

For Owens, it took him several years after the war to have peace with his faith.
"None of us really knew what war was about, so as I lost individuals it became a battle for me on the inside. I went there as a Christian and came back as someone who didn't really believe in the almighty. You take me to battle and you take all of my friends... and you send me back here to an empty world what am I supposed to do?" said Owens.
However God kept calling and as more veterans needed help, Owens found a new front line, his faith. Owens says Thursday's ceremony will give veterans the opportunity to feel welcomed when they didn't decades ago.
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