In this LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV video you can see the photos taken by David Miller of the ceremony, and shortly after a music interlude you can listen to the Memorial Day address by Bill Fee and continue looking through the photo slideshow.
Loveland, Ohio – This year’s keynote speaker at the Loveland Memorial Day ceremony was Bill Fee.
After a year in college, at the age of 19, Fee enlisted in the Army in 1967, and volunteered for service in Vietnam. He served in combat as a rifleman in the First Infantry Division and was wounded in combat in November of 1967, and spent 10 months in three different Army hospitals, undergoing four operations to repair a damaged shoulder. After his medical discharge in 1968, he returned to college and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA and MA in German Literature.
In 1984, Fee and fellow Vietnam Veteran Earl Corell co-directed the fundraising, design and dedication of the Greater Cincinnati Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Eden Park. The Memorial was dedicated in April of 1984.
Fee was with the E.W. Scripps Co. for 32 years, retiring in 2010 after having served as Vice President and General Manager of WCPO-TV for 12 years. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, and graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1965.
Fee has served on the boards of the Boy Scouts, the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, and he is Past President of the boards of Cincinnati Public Radio and the Cincinnati and Ohio Chapters of the March of Dimes. He currently serves on the board of trustees of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, and is a volunteer with Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati and United Way.
In 2016, Fee published his first book, Memoir of Vietnam 1967, detailing the story about his military service in Vietnam with the First Infantry Division, and the impact the war has had on his life in later years.
All Photos © David Miller/Loveland Magazine 2018
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