In Memory

Lance Workman - Class Of 1965

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03/29/09 02:36 PM #1    

Mike Carter (1966)

Lance lived "up the street" from where I lived--same street, but the name changed when the street made a curve and turned into Worthington Street. As with Jimmy Hobbs and others, we played at "the park." Requested the honor of paying tribute to Lance last summer when I attended the VietNam Teachers Network in Washington and was able to say a few words about Lance and Lonnie Floyd.

04/21/09 05:12 AM #2    

Marcella (Marty) Kissinger (Fahm) (1971)

I grew up in the same church as you and your mom was my drama teacher.Dad would pick me up from your house after he left work. You always sat out on the steps with me till he got there. You said I was to little to sit out there in dark by myself. So when you got killed trying to save a soilder, I knew you died doing what you did best taking care of others.

05/21/09 03:36 PM #3    

Jim Mansfield (1969)

I remember Lance from many years ago when he lived near Normal Park. He was one of the first people I know to die in Vietnam. A good guy.

08/21/09 11:25 PM #4    

Tom Brightwell (1965)

Lance was a hero...the is no other word to describe him. College grad and then went into the jungle. Our 1965 site was lucky to have someone who found the nurse that tended to Lance after he was severely wounded. She gave comfort to his family as well.

The good, they die young. Rest in peace.

01/25/10 12:58 AM #5    

William Neal Brudenell (1965)

I was in the same Cub Scout Pack as Lance. We knew each other all through school years 'till graduation from City. I remember when he fell against a chair in the auditorium and knocked out his two top front teeth.
He was always a very friendly guy with an easy smile.

03/18/10 06:13 PM #6    

Patrick Mathews Pitt (1965)

Lance and I hunted,fished and camped together many times and he was one of my best friends. I remember when he told me in college at UC that he wanted to fly copters. I remember telling him he was crazy. Little did I know that his passion for this would take such a great guy away from us. I think about him often.

02/14/11 05:18 PM #7    

Roger Michael Barbree (1966)

I knew Lance in ROTC at City.  He was a great guy and a good friend.  When I went to UC, being a year older, he was already there and we took up again shooting rifles and twirling them on the drill team.  I left school for the service and when I returned home I learned about Lance.

What a guy, what a patriot!  Missed but not forgotten.  I'll keep your wall tracing and pass it on.


01/24/13 10:45 AM #8    

Jimmy Hyma (1967)

I lived about three houses up  from Lance and we played together in grammar school on the gravel playground. We lost touch as we got older, but I think he was the first perosn I knew that died in Vietnam. Being a helicopter pilot was very brave.

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