Hoosick Township Historical Society
7 Soldiers in Vietnam
The local Weir Reynolds Swimming Pool was opened on July 8, 1967. Starting in June 1966 a fund drive took place to raise the $60,000 needed to build the pool and bath house. The whole town was involved in raising the money. Plaques were sold at $450 and were mounted on the front wall of the bath house. In May 1967, a letter and check arrived from Vietnam. Carl Kempf, Jr. with five other soldiers chipped in $10 each for the pool fund. Immediately after the letter appeared in the Standard Press, many donations toward a plaque for the soldiers arrived.
Compiled for HoosickHistory - Phil Leonard