Daughter of Richard Kuntz Honors Her Dad: Vietnam Reflections
Michelle Anthony only met her Father one time, when she was just three months.
Punxsutawney native Richard Kuntz, was killed in Vietnam in 1968.
He was a highly regarded High School baseball pitcher and the Cincinnati Reds had an interest in him.
He went off to serve his Country as a teenager and never had the opportunity to watch his children grow up.
Michelle Anthony and her 19 year-old Mother had to just carry on.
Her Grandmother, Mary Ellen Kuntz helped raise her. "It was awful, I had a few Stepfathers, but she just lost her bearings, my Mother's whole world was ripped out from under her."
54 years after her Father died in battle, there isn't an hour that goes by that she doesn't think about him. "The pain of loss never goes away, it just changes. Every February 5th, he dies again and then on March 21st, his birthday, I get to celebrate him again."
Michelle and her family will be in Erie for the arrival of the "Wall That Heals" in May
, honoring her Father and many other Vietnam Veterans.