By E.A. Barrera
You don't have to be in the military to serve and defend your country. That s the duty of all of us." -- Lewis Meyer - January 8, 2010
April 6, 2010 (San Diego) -- Lewis Meyer was a fireman who became a prisoner of war in Vietnam from February 1, 1968 to March 27, 1973. He was taken prisoner during the Tet Offensive and kept for five years under the most brutal conditions a man could suffer through. When he returned home, the El Cajon resident found a world eager to forget his trauma as it was a nation's trauma. The aftermath of a failed war Americans were eager to forget. But his family never forgot. They would never forget the plight of an American hero.