Retired OTA Collector and Silver Star Recipient Will Enter State Military Hall of Fame

The Oklahoman profiles a retired Oklahoma Turnpike Authority toll collector and Vietnam veteran, Willard F. Parish, who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on October 21. The report adds that Parish was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry after the Ia Drang Valley battle that was the subject of the memoir We Were Soldiers Once and Young and the movie, “We Were Soldiers.”