The Rotary Club of Edmonds “Noon Club” was honored to have Edmonds resident Michael Reagan speak at the club’s Tuesday, July 1 meeting.
During the meeting, Reagan shared the portrait that he drew of Vincent Santinello, who died in the arms of the then 19-year-old Reagan when the two of them were serving in Vietnam.
Santinello’s last words were “I just want to go home.” Reagan was able to present the portrait to members of his family, and it inspired his Fallen Heroes project; he has now drawn portraits of over 3,500 fallen service members.
It takes Reagan about five hours to draw one portrait, which he does for free and presents to each service member’s family.
You can see more information via this KING-TV video here.
— Story and photo submitted by Carol Kinney, Edmonds Rotary