I served with 4th Infantry Div. 3/12 Pleiku, Kontum, Dakto, '67/'68. I've since returned to VN a number of times working with schools, orphanages, and the street children of Saigon. Any questions regarding return visits to VN feel free to contact me.
Major, Medical Corps, Chief of Surgery, 24th Evac at Long Binh May68-69. About 1,800 of our men were operated on by me during that incredibly busy year at our place. "If you get to the 24th, we will get you home". Tremendous website, historical accuracy suberb. My lst glimpse of truth was in reading "Bright Shining Lie" by Neil Sheehan which makes it clear that we were fighting Ho Chi Minh, who, communist or not, was essentially the George Washington of Viet Nam and only wanted unification of the land that for 600+ years had been ruled by foreigners. Friends like Doug Young of VWAM tell me today's VN is a special place and they have finally achieved some peace.
I served with the 52nd Signal and was stationed in Bac Lieu and Can Tho during 70-71. I returned to Nam in 2002 to see what had changed. Very little remains of US presence. Time has healed over many wounds. Looking forward to going back again soon.
i just want to say thank you to all you vets. i'm a senior in high school and planing on joining the Marines after i graduate. I want to follow in the foot steps of my dad and and you vets who so loyally and bravely fought for your country. semper fi to u all and may God bless you for your service and sacrifice.
In country: July 24, 1970--July 23, 1971....Charlie company/1st of the 12th Cav/1st Cavalry Division. Hometown: Chicagoland (specifically: Oak Lawn); Nickname: Mac Actually spent first 3 months with 199th Light Infantry Brigade:...Squad leader = Tommy Lee
Great Website! I am a student at Katy Junior High in Texas and it really helped my project along, Thanks, Adam
Was a penpal to a serviceman, George Alan Ingalls. He died 36 years ago, April 16 saving his entire patrol from certain death. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Thanks to all of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces then and now.
I was not in country. I was in the United States Marine Corps stationed at Parris Island, S.C.. I have alot of respect for all of my BROTHERS and SISTERS that were in country and the ones that were not like I was. We did our jobs here to keep things going to them and keep them a live.