Auburn High School students honor Vietnam Veterans

Knause sharing his stories of service with Auburn High School students
Knause sharing his stories of service with Auburn High School students

AUBURN, Ala.- As part of their Veteran Project, Auburn High School students interviewed Vietnam Veterans and the interviews will be sent to the Library of Congress.

The creator of the project, Dr. Blake Busbin says the school wanted to honor the veterans by having their stories be memorialized for future generations to come.

One of the veterans in attendance on Thursday was Charles Knause. He served 29 years in the Army. He spent two tours in Vietnam (67-68 and 70-71). He logged 3,000 hours flying chinooks. He brought numerous artifacts for the students to look at as he shared his stories of his time in the service.

Knause sharing his stories of service with Auburn High School students
Knause sharing his stories of service with Auburn High School students

Knause said he was very proud to serve his country and he was glad that the students were so interested in learning his story.

Noah Marble, an 11th grader at Auburn High, has a grandfather who served in Vietnam. He said speaking with Knause reminded him speaking with a relative and it was amazing to speak with someone who fought to help make his freedom possible.

The students will conduct more interviews on Friday and over the course of the two days, 12 students will interview their grandparents who served.

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