21 Years a Folded Flag Livestream – May 29th – 5 PM

21 Years a Folded Flag Livestream – May 29th – 5 PM

This is the information post about the Livestream I am doing with Danielle Rocco of Devoted to a Soldier for Gold Star son Richard Fitts Jr.

SSGT. Richard Fitts Sr. lost his life during a mission in Laos in 1968. It took 21 years for Richard Fitts Jr. and his family to receive closure. This is hard to believe in this day and age, but seeing how this affected Richard Fitts Jr. and his family brings you back to a very different time in our country.

21 Years a Folded Flag is a son’s desire to tell the story of his father’s legacy, and by extension ensure that those who served during the Vietnam War are not forgotten. It is our desire that any Vietnam Veteran who is watching this will come away with a feeling that we honor your service and we appreciate the sacrifices you and those who served with you made for our country.

Oscar Mike Radio YouTube Link – You can go to this link directly for the Livestream Saturday May 29th. Note: This link goes LIVE Saturday, May 29th 5 PM EST Promptly

Other Links to Livestream

You can go to any of these links on Saturday, May 29th, 5 PM EST to see the Livestream

Thank you to those who have supported this Livestream

  • Carole Williams – Keeps SSGT Richard Fitts Sr.’s memory alive everyday
  • Sue Crosby – Devoted to the search for POW/MIAs
  • Liz Borden – National recording artist, SSGT Richard Fitts Sr Bracelet wearer & family friend
  • Tiffany Rice – Spirit medium & family friend
  • Ed McGee – Audio engineer and personal friend
  • Colonel Dick Thompson – MAC V SOG Veteran
  • Gail Huff – Broadcast Journalist
  • Former Senator Scott Brown and currently ambassador for New Zealand
  • Gary Hoey – National recording artist and friend to Richard Fitts Jr.
  • Ken Bowra – MAC V SOG Veteran
  • Tia Mayhem and Tanya Venom- Stormstress – Boston based power trio band
  • Sue Austin – Abington, MA hometown family supporter
  • Crossroads Music – Hanover, MA – Bob, Jim & Paul
  • Tom Tolman – Musician, friend and soundtrack contributor
  • Hirsch Gardner – National recording artist, member of New England
  • USSV Post 2 SSGT Richard A Fitts Chapter
  • Rob Graham –  Creative Director (and Founder) at Savage Game Group 
  • Lenny Clarke – Comedian/Actor
  • Mistress Carrie – Radio personality and host of the Mistress Carrie Podcast
  • James Shorten – MAC V SOG Veteran
  • John Stryker “Tilt” Meyer – MAC V SOG Veteran
  • Danielle Rocco – Devoted to a Soldier
  • Shaun Alden Schubert – Red Seal Marital Arts – Sponsor of Oscar Mike Radio
  • Mark Holmes – Reaper Detailing and Powerwashing – Sponsor of Oscar Mike Radio
  • Yasmine Zachary – Catering – Yaz’s Table
  • Joyce Asack – Asack Real Estate – Sponsor of Oscar Mike Radio
  • Stacy and John Currie – Semper Savage
  • Anthony Arnold – Whoobazoo
  • Keith Hayes – Whoobazoo
  • Everyone who keeps the memory of those who served in the Vietnam War alive. They will never be forgotten.

21 Years a Folded Flag – May 29th Preview

21 Years a Folded Flag – May 29th Preview

Richard Fitts Jr. invited to come watch the pre-release version of “21 Years a Folded Flag” at the Bridgewater, MA Public Library.  I was pleased to see how many people came to support Richard and Rudy’s labor of love. It was standing room only by the time Richard and Rudy got up to introduce the film. They were happy and honored to see everyone.

It was clear to see that they were very proud of their work. No small amount of sacrifice and effort has gone into getting the film to this point. I feel that this a unique experience that you can’t miss if you had family members who served in the Vietnam War or want to know more about our country during that time.

As I watched this film, I was drawn into the story in Laos and here in Abington, MA. Not to give away all the good parts, but there is a scene about a third of the way into the film that stopped the room cold. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing and it set the tone for the remainder of the film. You will need to watch and see if you agree with me.

A thought occurred to me as I watched Richard Fitts Jr. recount his memories. Many times children are left out of the conversation when it comes to the grieving process. Watching Richard at all stages of his life until there is closure was a stark reminder that everyone pays a price for the life we enjoy in America today.

Keep checking back here and on Richard’s Facebook Page for more information about this project. You don’t want to miss this story about a son honoring is father’s service and his family’s sacrifice.


A big thanks to Mistress Carrie from WAAF for having Richard Fitts Jr. and Rudy Childs on to talk about this project.

YouTube Preview

No time like the present to test the new microphone, but also I wanted to speak and write my feelings about what I saw

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Richard Jr. as a child with his mother and father.