|By Louise Sloan '88|
One object is Taylor’s flight suit, pictured here. Taylor, who’d attended Brown thanks to ROTC, flew 700 combat missions in Vietnam. “I physically observed the deaths of two of my Brown classmates who were also Navy aviators,” he says.
Though he’d had second thoughts about the war himself, Taylor wasn’t prepared for the chilly reception when vets came home. “I went thirty, forty years before I got a ‘thank you for your service,’” he says. Beth Taylor notes that, after a long time feeling unappreciated, vets are grateful for being included again in the Brown community.
Photograph by Brown Archives.