Saigon was always an interesting place to me and where the U. Embassy was located, but still culturally light-years away from my home in California, which was where I had spent my first twenty years. Saigon had a kind of magical, carnival-like quality to it.
|In Their Own Words - Poetry Society of America||I took the magazine with me when I was airlifted into the base and showed it around. Everyone was interested and thrilled to be in the news.|
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I was in the 84th Engrs, D Co. A buddy of mine, had saved me a bunk in his houch.
Which may have saved my life, that night we came under mortar attack. The center was overcrowed, and there was no bunks, so much of the troops where left to the tents, in an open area of the compound,6 or 7 men died that night, so many wounded. Thanks to Tommy Johnson, I can write this letter.
I got in-country December and was attached with day flight Base Police. SSgt Graff was my supervisor. I was an intelligence officer with the 16th TRS at Tan Son Nhut from Nov to Janand was also there for the first mortar attack on the base and some later B47 rocket attacks as well.
During the first attack the ramp around the RF4Cs in the squadron was an inch deep in JP-4, and we were very lucky it never caught fire. As it was, one aircraft lost the tail section and another had a hole in the wing, so they swapped tails to get one flyable aircraft.
Often wonder how the maintenance guys kept the books straight. Surfing the net, trying to gather info for a VA claim.
In th FMS at Misawa. I now live in Australia in a climate just like TSN! Good on yer, mates.From the Archive: With media focus on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War’s My Lai massacre, Colin Powell’s role as a military adviser has continued to elude scrutiny, so we’re.
The year also saw Walter Cronkite's call to honourably exit Vietnam because he thought the war was lost. This negative impression forced the US into the Paris peace talks with North Vietnam.
US troop numbers peaked in with President Johnson approving an increased maximum number of US troops in Vietnam at , There is a story from when I was a small child and lived in Oakland, California, the city where I was born.
One day, according to my mother, I disappeared, and my parents searched for me everywhere, inside the house and in the surrounding neighborhood.
My Experience as a Dustoff Pilot in Vietnam Some short stories/recollections of my missions while Air Craft Commander of Dustoff Helicopters in Vietnam from Jul through Jul Each recollection will appear in recollection order Vs chronological order. 23 Dec Rick Davidson.
In and I was stationed at Naha AFB Okinawa with the 82nd F.I.S.
if any of my fellow airmen were treated for prostate cancer, osteomyelitis, hearing loss, or ischemic heart disease PLEASE contact me.
Some of his observations I agree with, there a year later, but my experiences of my leaders were far from his. I experienced good leaders, except one. Didn't have his faith, but you do grow up in those conditions, and wouldn't pass it r-bridal.coms: