Cape Gazette

An afternoon of fun for vets at Cape fishing pier

By Nick Roth | Oct 05, 2011
Photo by: Nick Roth John "Jack" Burris had a fun afternoon on the fishing pier. Burris served with the eighth infantry in World War II and was a prisoner of war in Germany.

Lewes — Six veterans from the Wilmington VA Medical Center in Elsmere made the trip down to Cape Henlopen State Park Sept. 29 for a day of fishing at the pier. They were accompanied by two drivers, two nurses, two aids, volunteers from American Legion Post 17 and its ladies auxiliary. The veterans served in World War II and Vietnam. After fishing, the vets went to Post 17, where they were served a barbecue lunch.

George Schofield displays a flounder he caught while fishing off the pier. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Wayne Wilson, a World War II veteran, reels in a fish under the watchful eye of Gail Willey of the American Legion Post 17 Ladies Auxiliary. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Veterans and volunteers lined the Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier Sept. 29. In front, John "Jack" Burris reels in a fish. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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