A bit of history as to how the whole thing started….and a bit more As I understand it, the history of the Vietnam War is rarely taught anymore in schools and when it is taught, the version told is slanted to the left hand side of politics. The protesters were driven by a higher sense […]
A recounting of my experiences in the Vietnam War.
Some of the memorabilia that I retained did not fit into the chronology well but I still wanted it included for the sake of completeness. So what follows below is a Gallery of scans of documents and some pictures starting with my Draft Notice and ending with my release from the service. There are an […]
All the records indicate that after the New Years, things got decidedly “hotter” and more dangerous all around. We spent a lot of nights in the bunkers and had a fair number of “alerts” where we fell out fully armed. Still, the inspection trips kept coming and I kept on going…this time to the in-country […]
Continuing…. Some of my compatriots… Crawford & I Major Nelson At the local pool Leonard Lt. Burl (?) Weller as he is departing for home. Good guy Tony Ray Verette Caught ya…LOL Outside the office Tom decided to get a sun tan and we decorated him up…some party the night before. He & I became […]
The navigation kinda dictated that I start splitting this up into separate pages so as not to make parts of it too long. In July, I made my second trip into Saigon and went thru Bien Hoa. The city had been the scene of hard fighting during Tet and it showed. As we went by, […]
I mentioned some of the major dates and places in the pages related to the U.S. Army magazines so I thought I’d illustrate that a little better with some photographs and some specific dates. I carried a camera with me every where I went after basic Training and always had a tiny pocket Black & […]
An issue of a magazine titled “Hi-Lite”: This is from my command. I was assigned to: Headquarters CompanySaigon Support Command1st Logistical CommandU.S. Army Vietnam
“1st Log” as we knew it was the command just above mine. Both of these publications was issued during my tour and are my personal copies. One is undated. This issue came out just as I was arriving in Country. My personal copy.
This copy appears to be one of the early ones and is one I brought back. Can’t find a date in it anywhere.
This issue came out after I left Vietnam. I acquired it somewhere on the Internet….exact details are lost….
These publications were released by the U.S Army Vietnam are are titled “Uptight”. The first was issued during my tour and the second was obtained over the Internet and related to the time period after I left. This is my personal copy which I retained. Note the cute lady at the end…we drooled extensively… The […]
This publication came directly from the U.S Army and not from a subordinate unit. This rather extensive publication was given, so I have been told, to every service person when they left Vietnam. I kept my personal copy, which is scanned here. In all the searching I have done for other Vietnam materials, I have […]
There were a number of publications produced by various commands in the Army in Vietnam. I have made an effort to preserve all the ones that came from my command levels as well as those that I have obtained from a variety of sources via the Internet. Each has been scanned and can be reached […]
I was drafted into the United States Army on 4/12/1967 and entered the service in Cleveland, Ohio where I took my oath of service. I have a distinct memory of the room in which that took place and I took that “One Step Forward”. I spent the first 8 weeks in basic Training at Fort […]