He was only 19 when he was drafted into the army and spent 9 months ferrying mortars from hill to hill. His wife and young son were waiting at home.
When he returned to Duluth, life had changed. “My life was on pause, and when you come home you want to start where you left off. But everyone had moved on,” he recalls.
Jordan ended up working for National Iron, until the mining crisis of the 80s. Then he was hired to the 148th Fighter Wing, although he feared being in the service again.
“But I found it to be very different,” he said. He was in the finance office. “I really enjoyed working with people and taking care of their payroll. It was quite an honor for me.”
Several of his children have served or are serving in the unit.
Now he spends his days working in the garden or watching his grandchildren play all kinds of sports. He and his wife Dawn live in Proctor.
The Northland Vietnam Veterans Association invites its members and guests to its banquet, “From the Delta to the DMZ, to Duluth”.
The celebration will take place on Saturday March 26, 2022; at West Duluth American Legion Post 71 (5814 Grand Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota).
The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a Social/Meet and Greet Hour, with a short ceremony beginning around 5:30 p.m. to honor local businesses/organizations that have supported veterans and issues in the area over the years, and to remembering our brothers and sisters who left our ranks to report to the Commander in Chief above.
There will also be dinner and at 8:00 p.m. a dance with entertainment provided by “The Centerville All Stars”. The dance will be open to the public.