Frank Ashinhurst Sr., 64, of Lexington

| May 13, 2012
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When the North Vietnamese fired directly upon two U.S. ships in international waters on August 2 and 4, 1964, Congress responded with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This resolution gave the President the authority to escalate U.S. involvement in Vietnam. President Lyndon Johnson used that authority to order the first U.S. ground troops to Vietnam in March of 65. About five years later Frank Ashinhurst, of Lexington, would find himself in the midst of battle.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Ashinhurst:

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Category: Voices of Veterans