I think the paper is doing a valuable service with this series.
Excerpt: Each week, the Daily Herald will feature a different veteran 50 years after the start of the Vietnam War. Read all future profiles at heraldextra.com/veterans . . . Whaley began his military career—in which he later became a military chaplain and a lieutenant colonel before his retirement in 2013—in the ROTC at San Jose State College (now San Jose State University). After completion of the ROTC he was shipped to Barnstorf, Germany, where he served approximately 18 months of his commission before heading to Vietnam.