“If I imagined this guy, or if he was really there, I’ll never know.”
LANSING, Ill. (November 9, 2023) – René Alamillo served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. Just a few short days before he was scheduled to return to the U.S., he was caught in an ambush, and barely escaped with his life.
Alamillo shared this story with The Lansing Journal while filming another video about his uncle-in-law, Sgt. Chano Garcia, which we published in September.
Alamillo gave The Lansing Journal permission to publish this video as a Veterans Day example of how veterans were willing to — and did — sacrifice their lives in service to our country:
- Finally laid to rest: Korean War POW Sgt. ‘Chano’ Garcia’s family recounts his life, death, and 73-year return (October 12, 2023)
- Video: The life, service, and bones of Sgt. ‘Chano’ Garcia (September 29, 2023)