Leo E Draegert
In looking over our class profiles and preaching about using it I really don't know why I have never said a word about Jerry we were friends in high school and he often road to school with me. We used to get together other times as well just to talk about the girls we knew. Jerry had a rough time in the military getting involved with the agent orange in Nam as we called it.
Jerry did a lot of moving around when he got out of service and would pop up in very unexpected places. I remember driving home from work from Matag to Baxter where I live and seeing this skruffy looking guy walking along the highway being after midnight I thought what a way to have to get around. So I stoped and picked him up to give him a lift to at least where I turned off of highway 14 east to Baxter. I talking to this guy I realized it was Jerry trying to get back to Marshalltown. Well needless to say I ended taking him all the way home and we talked all the way about what we had done in our lives. He told me then he was sick with the agent orange and had came home to spend his last days.