Gary N. Simmons

ABU Company 5/65-7/66
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I enlisted 10/27/1964 San Diego California.
I was with A company [ABU] from May 1965 to July 1966. Went over with 1st brigade on the ship, in July 1965. Jan McCann and I went thru basic and A.I.T. at Ft. Polk, then to jump school at Ft. Benning, then on to Ft. Campbell.

I was assigned to A company 1st Battalion, 502nd infantry 2nd Brigade. 101ST Airborne Division. I was transferred to 1st Brigade in May 65′ before deployment.
Went to Viet Nam in July 1965 as mentioned above on the General Leroy Eltinge.

I received the CIB, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal.

After Nam back to Ft. Campbell KY. till separation on 10/26/1967.

I spent 25 years as a carpenter in Phoenix AZ. The last ten years in sales. Three wives, four kids a number of step children. Life has been hard and it has been fun.