After his High School Graduation, John Healy said, "He majored in student union life," and that led him to a tour of duty in Vietnam.

When he signed up at the recruiting office, he was told he would not be in Vietnam.

He told Erie News Now, "But of course, I ended up in Vietnam. I was not a combat soldier, but our area was a target of rockets at times."

Healy worked in finance, "making sure everyone was paid on time."

It's been 55 years since he served in Vietnam, and he has a message for the individuals he worked with.

"Recognize we made a mistake over there and how that happened. I think we made a mistake, but be proud of yourself and be proud of your Country. "

John's brother William also served in Vietnam.

His brother Richard was a Naval Officer in the 1960's.