Lindsay Vietnam veteran’s family donates footage to military museum | Photos


Footage from the Vietnam War shot by Lindsay veteran Wilburn “Tommy” Poyner was donated to a military history museum in Virginia on Friday afternoon after a Honor and Remember appreciation ceremony was held in his name in the Lindsay Veterans Memorial Hall.

Poyner’s family was present at the ceremony to play the footage and accept certificates of recognition from Assemblyman Devon Mathis, Congressman Devin Nunes and Jim Anderson, the President of the Central California Chapter 60105 Association of the United States Army.

Poyner, who served in Vietnam after being drafted into the Army in 1965, was a BearCat and his helicopter (Huey) was downed twice. While he served overseas, Poyner, who died in 2018, would shoot video and send it back home to his…

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