HUNTERSVILLE – A retired U.S. Marine who was wounded and honored for heroism during the Vietnam War will be the guest speaker for the Town of Huntersville’s Memorial Day program May 30, a Monday, at 7 p.m. at Birkdale Village.
Retired Marine Capt. Lee Sargent, a Davidson resident, served in Vietnam in 1964 and 1965 and was awarded the Bronze Star with V, for valor. He also was awarded the Purple Heart and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Exposed to Agent Orange during the war, Sargent is now battling cancer.
A graduate of Harvard University, Sargent still holds earned run average record for a pitcher on the university’s baseball team. He set the record in 1964.
Bob Doran chairs Huntersville’s Memorial Day Committee.