I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. WATCH OVER AMERICA. IT STILL NEEDS YOUR GRACE. VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING AND- SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Lanny is buried in DeFoe Cemetery, DeFoe, KY. BSM 2 PH
The Shelby County Class of 1964 Remembers Lanny Banta
Lanny was a member of the Shelby County High School Class of 1964. The picture is from The Rocket 1964 yearbook. An accurate portrait, it captures not only Lanny's quiet demeanor, but also his strong spirit, hopeful outlook, and good humor. He should have enjoyed a long life in the quiet rural area he loved and on the land he knew so well. We wish to remember him and thank him for his courage and his service.