Willie Gilbert Dougherty was born on July 6, 1948, in Amarillo, TX.
He served his country in the United States Army, and was wounded while serving in the Vietnam War, Phu Lam, and was awarded the Purple Heart.
This is a tribute to Willie G. Dougherty, friend, Vietnam Veteran, Veterans' Advocate, a talented poet and a fantastic storyteller.
Through his poetry Willie expressed how he felt about being a Vietnam Veteran.
He also spent his entire life after serving his country, to advocating and fighting for veterans.