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I would like to hear from anyone who served in Vietnam. I was with the First Cav on my first assignment (1969) and MACV on my second (1970).
 

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slugger6 said:
I would like to hear from anyone who served in Vietnam. I was with the First Cav on my first assignment (1969) and MACV on my second (1970).
Hey Slugger, maybe we can get Jim to come over for a visit and swap stories. I would love to hear of some of your activities. I went into the Corps post Viet Nam and got to listen to a few concerning Hue, Da Nang, Leatherneck Square, Con Thien and the MacNamara Line.
 

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My dad was a career Army officer and served in 'Nam in '66. My brother was a Combat Medic with the 101st Airborne Div. in '71. My brother did receive lots of medals and ribbons but unfortunely also PTSD which he is getting disbility compensation from the VA.
I enlisted in '67 and was sent to Germany with the 3rd Armor Div. and later transferred to Berlin from '68-'70. Visit my personnal Military webpages.
http://www.military.com/HomePage/UserCreatedTributePage/0,10980,714254,00.html
http://www.military.com/HomePage/UserCreatedTributePage/0,10980,714256,00.html
 
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bat1159man said:
slugger6 said:
I would like to hear from anyone who served in Vietnam. I was with the First Cav on my first assignment (1969) and MACV on my second (1970).
Hey Slugger, maybe we can get Jim to come over for a visit and swap stories. I would love to hear of some of your activities. I went into the Corps post Viet Nam and got to listen to a few concerning Hue, Da Nang, Leatherneck Square, Con Thien and the MacNamara Line.
Jim and I have traded a few stories in the XD Talk public thread and some more personal ones via PMs. He and I have a lot in common...actually served at some of the same locations in Vietnam, albeit at different times. He is quite a guy!
 

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RVN May 1969 - May 70, 4 months in the Delta with the 9th Inf Div, 8 months at Cam Rahn Bay fying in aerial recon missions over Laos. I get to wear two hats.


Welcome home, brothers.
 

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RVN May 1969 - May 70, 4 months in the Delta with the 9th Inf Div, 8 months at Cam Rahn Bay fying in aerial recon missions over Laos. I get to wear two hats.


Welcome home, brothers.
Good friend of mine was in the 9th INF. Trained at Ft. Riley in '66 when the 9th was reactivated then the whole 9th went to 'Nam together.
 

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Glenn,
While I was over there, the 3rd Brig. was sent homeward bound, that's when I was volunteered for the aerial unit. I was Army Security Agency, trained as a Viet Namese Linguist and was assigned as a voice radio intercept operator in the 1st RR.
When I came back to CONUS, I was assigned to Ft. Riley and got to wear the big RED one patch. Got in trouble with my First Shirt and was reassigned to Ft. Devens, MASS. Spent a year living up there, before separation from active status. I got my basic at Ft. Dix, NJ, MOS training (language) at Ft. Bliss, TX, and further training at Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, TX. I got to move around alot in my 4 years.
 

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4 yrs? I only had to enlist for 3yrs '67-70. Must have been a long AIT.
My on base neighbor was ASA. Communications specialist.
 

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Yeah, long training 47 weeks of language training and 3 months of specialized training afterwards. ASA enlistment in 1967 was 4 years.
 

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I never spent time in the military, I was in school when my number was drawn for the lottery, when I graduated in '72, my number was 3, then Nixon got elected and ended the draft. I didn't have to serve. BUT, I had a lot of friends who did and some didn't come back, some came back as shadows of their former selves, some came back and became pillars of the community. I thank all who served and I welcome them home. I still pray for the MIA's and have a good friend who is MIA (still listed as captured) from the present Iraq war (Matt Maupin). My grandfater was in WWI, my uncle in WWII, another uncle (now deceased) was a hero pilot in Vietnam, my father in Korea ad my brother in Vietnam. My heart goes out to all who served and made this nation great! May God bless you all! And God bless America!

Dave
 

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Long ago and far away.

Two tours 1966 - 1967 and 1969. Didn't get to finish my second tour.
 

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Happy Thanksgiving..... Semper Fi

DaNang, Quang Tri, Dong Ha, Cam Lo. and spent six months at Khe Sanh before and after Tet '68.........
 
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