Freedom Fighters: Chuck Fish

Chuck Fish served in Vietnam and in Desert Storm," two very different wars", as he puts it. Fish's helicopter was shot down twice in Vietnam, and both times Fish returned to action after recuperating. The hurt of his wounds were compounded when Fish landed in San Francisco on medical leave. People cursed and spit on him, something he says he will never forget.

Two Purple Hearts, a Distinguished Flying Cross, five Crosses of Gallantry, three Bronze Stars and 23 Air Medals attest to Fish's bravery and devotion to his country. Chuck Fish retired from the Army in 1992.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting joanhallmark@kltv.com