Vietnam Vet Gets Farewell Wish

You have an opportunity this weekend to help fulfill a dying wish for a local veteran.

Vietnam Veteran Henry Cates is in hospice care and his family and caregivers say, he has less than a month to live. Cates has asked to play on stage one more time, and a local band is making that happen.

You can be part of the crowd. The concert for Henry Cates with the local band Trainwreck is this Sunday at 7pm at Tie Breakers in Greenville. The concert is free.

United Hospice says the concert is part of the Farewell Dreams Program, which fulfills wishes for people in hospice care. Cates has suffered a long time, he was injured in a chemical weapon attack in Vietnam.

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  • by Daughter Location: Winterville, NC on Mar 19, 2012 at 09:26 AM
    I am not sure about the chemical weapon attack, but regardless he has suffered for a long time. It was a great time last night and celebrating a life. He enjoyed himself and it gave us the chance to be able to bond with him. There is a lot more to this story than what the media knows about. The emotions run deep and finding out about his terminal cancer diagnosis wasn't the typical shock, because it was hidden from us for some time. When he found out that this was going to be held for him, he relaxed. He stopped being so angry knowing people cared and neglect for an individual's well being wasn't wide spread. It gave us a true opportunity to bond with him before his passing. Thanks to all who were involved, its a true blessing to have people like you in this world! Thank you Tie breakers, McFadden Music, Adrian and Company, and of course United Hospice for throwing it all together!!! You are a blessing!!
  • by Son Location: Cates on Mar 16, 2012 at 02:07 PM
    Thank you guys! He has fought on more than one front and music was his life until he was physically unable to perform. There is nothing he'd love more than to have an opportunity to play once again for friends and family and I thank all involved in putting this together. Namely Adrian Watts of Train wreck. Thank you Mr. Watts..
  • by Laura on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:39 AM
    God bless you.
  • by Just Me on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:30 AM
    So glad he is going to be able to have his wish fulfilled. There are still some good people in this world. May God be with you in your last days sir and comfort you. Thank you so much for your dedication and sacrifices. You are one of the many that have made our lives better and I thank you. God Bless !
  • by Laura on Mar 16, 2012 at 04:45 AM
    Reading this, I can't help but think of my dad. He also fought in Vietnam. He was injured both physically and mentally. My heart and prayers go out to all the soldiers that fought in that horrible war. You are appreciated. I appreciate you. Each and every single one of you. xx
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      by Enough on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:13 AM in reply to Laura
      I agree with Laura! Thank you soldiers! We owe you a debt that we can never repay. May God bless you all...

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