Obituary for Richard Pelletier, 981st 69-70

2nd Obituary for Richard Pelletier, 981st 69-70. Richard’s obituary mentions life long battle with an injury from Vietnam. Does anybody recall what the injury was? Richard M. Pelletier, 66, of Sanford died Friday, September 11th 2015 at Hill Crest Commons in MA.
Richard was born October 26, 1948 to Roland and Lillian (Blanchard) Pelletier of Sanford. He attended local schools and graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1967. Following high school he attended The University of Maine, Orono.
Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in The Military Police, as dog handler and did a tour in Vietnam. Upon his return he had numerous jobs, which include years at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, U.S. Post Office and the Maine State Forest Service. His love for music and poetry sustained him in his life long battle of being a disabled Vietnam veteran. He will always be remembered as a kind, generous, and gentle soul.
Predeceased by his parents, Roland and Lillian (Blanchard) Pelletier.
Richard is survived by five brothers and three sisters; Donald of Sanford, Lionel and his wife Helga also of Sanford, Raymond and his wife Sylvia of Londonderry, NH, Albert and his wife Ellen of Kennebunk, Paul and his wife Carla of Wells, Gloria Laitres and her husband Richard of Grove City, Ohio, Theresa Rankin and her husband Bob of Shapleigh and Rachel Pelletier and her husband Jack Richardson of Lyman. He is also survived by one daughter, Amanda Boivin-Hill and her husband Seth, of Park City, UT along with two grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his longtime caregiver and former wife, Monique Cote Pelletier.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon with a funeral service following at 12:00 noon at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home located at 29 Winter Street in Sanford. Interment with military honors will follow at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located on Stanley Road in Springvale.
Memorial donations may be made to The Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk 46 Holland Road, Kennebunk ME 04043 Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.