CUMMING, Ga. – Marc Morris, founder of the Cumming-based Talmadge Group and a 1980s-era U.S. Navy veteran, purchased an old Marine Corps vehicle as a way to honor the community’s Vietnam veterans whose service in an unpopular war was never truly honored or fully appreciated.
Morris put the names of Forsyth County’s Vietnam veterans on the side of the Vietnam-era M35 cargo truck.
He intends to use the truck in conjunction with artifacts and memorabilia to educate local school children about the service and sacrifices of the men and women who served in that war.
In addition to providing educational opportunities, Cumming and Forsyth County residents can expect to see the vehicle in parades and at other community functions.
To show appreciation for his actions, the Cumming chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America honored Morris with the “Distinguished Service Award.”