To the Editor,
Recently, I was told about a video that was made
by Mr. Kurt Klingler, technology teacher at Ada High School. In the
past, the Ada school system has had military veterans speak to classes
of students about their service. On several occasions, David Archer, who
is an employee of Ada Schools, took time to share his experiences.
was a U.S. Marine serving in Vietnam after graduating from AHS in 1970.
When David was sharing his experiences with the students, Klingler and
Robert Walter, social studies teacher at Ada High School, were so
impressed with the content they decided to make a video of David’s
story. The DVD, entitled “The Strong Survive”, is one of the most
amazing things I’ve ever seen. I obtained a copy from David for myself
to share with family and friends.
Everyone who has watched this
video has wanted a copy. I thought the best way for people to see this
video would be to have copies at the Ada Public Library. David’s main
reason for sharing his experience is not to get praise or sympathy for
himself, but to make sure people show respect toward our veterans and
don’t take freedom for granted.
David’s service to our country was
anything but typical. Anyone who watches this video will be amazed at
what this 19-year-old accomplished. I’m very proud to call David my
friend and very thankful to K2 Technologies for making this DVD. Very
Jim Neiswander, Ada