ABU/TIGER Companies ’68
Graduated from Infantry Officer’s Candidate School and served 23 years in the US Army as an Airborne Infantry Officer and an Army Aviator retiring in 1988 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
31 months combat duty in the Republic of Vietnam with the 1st Battalion, Airborne, 327TH Infantry, 101ST Airborne Division and the 48th Assault Helicopter Company, 1st Aviation Brigade.
I served as the Platoon Leader of 1-A-1-327 in 1968. At the time I became Platoon Leader the Platoon Sergeant was one John Doyle. Later SSG Jerry Day became Platoon Sergeant.
I held that position until I was medevaced.
Left 1st Platoon, “ABU” company to join the “Tiger Force”. LTC Sydnor appointing me to the position of “Tiger 6”.
Combat Infantry Badge (CIB)
Bronze Star for Valor
Bronze Star for Service, 4 awards
Meritorious Service Medal, 2 awards
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star