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Remembering A Vietnam War Veteran And An Education Advocate Who Both Lost Their Lives To COVID-1906:29
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We remember Ivan Forbis (right), a Vietnam veteran, and Maurice Ojwang Sr., a Kenyan immigrant and staunch education advocate, both of who died in 2020 from COVID-19. (Courtesy)
We remember Ivan Forbis (right), a Vietnam veteran, and Maurice Ojwang Sr., a Kenyan immigrant and staunch education advocate, both of who died in 2020 from COVID-19. (Courtesy)

We've been taking the time this week to hear more about some of the 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

In Thursday's tribute, Marylee Bendig of Groveport, Ohio, tells us about her brother, Ivan Forbis, a Vietnam War veteran who had been living in a long-term care facility and died in December.

We also hear from Maurice Ojwang Jr. of New York City about his father, Maurice Ojwang Sr., a Kenyan immigrant and staunch advocate for education who died last April.

Maurice Ojwang Jr. (left), his mother and his father, Maurice Ojwang Sr. (Courtesy)
Maurice Ojwang Jr. (left), his mother and his father, Maurice Ojwang Sr. (Courtesy)
Ivan Forbis from his days serving in the Vietnam War. (Courtesy)
Ivan Forbis from his days serving in the Vietnam War. (Courtesy)

This segment aired on February 25, 2021.

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