Veterans learn how to write memoirs at library event

Three Vietnam veterans and the spouse of a veteran do a writing exercise. The Newton Public Library hosted a workshop aimed to help veterans write their memoirs. Ray Strunk/Newton Now
By Ray Strunk Sitting in a wheelchair, Lyman Spencer spoke softly and slowly about his time as a soldier where he served on the front lines in Vietnam. “I have been through a lot of physical challenges related to my service,” Spencer said. Spencer hasn’t spoken much about his service. Now, he said, he’s ready to get his story out there and inspire others. Spencer,

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