Education Becomes Weapon of Choice for Vietnam Combat Veteran

By Rosemary Stephens

Rarely will you see Jerry Surveyor without his black hat portraying a Purple Heart symbol upon his head. But he will remove it long enough to explain the symbolism.

“This is a rifle with a wreath, meaning I have been in combat … it has to have the wreath, this symbol means I got shot and this one says I was an Airborne Paratrooper. I wear it all the time … it’s just a symbol,” he said as he placed his hat back on top of his head.

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