On Wednesday, Jan 3, 19 veterans from all branches of U.S. military service met at Chase Point Assisted Living in Damariscotta to view the long-awaited interview of Capt. Gerald Coffee, the longest held POW during the Vietnam War. The DVD was programmed from a 16-mm reel-to-reel film. As a result of this, the program was not well received by the group due to the quality of the filming.
The group later found out that the film had not been properly stored over the years, as this film dated back to 1978. At one point during the presentation, the DVD froze completely and unfortunately would not continue for our group to see the film to the end.
Russell Wolsertz was sorry for the quality and assured the group he would make available a better copy for later viewing. The veterans still appreciated his efforts in showing this DVD and welcome comments from any veteran who has not come out to our group to give us a call.
For further information, contact Mike Johnson at 563-8094 or Jeff Zaugg at 563-1189 for any suggestions for upcoming meetings. Also, Zaugg’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Chase Point Assisted Living facility, 51 Schooner St., Damariscotta.