Richard Sautin

ABU Company 5/67-6/68

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In doing research on my father I came across this website. He was in 1-327, 2nd Platoon, Company ABU from May 1967 to June 1968. His name was Richard Sautin and he died in 1972 at 25.

I have one photo of him in-country and I’ve enclosed it for you (see photo below). I was able to find him in one of the  photos provided by Joe Dayoc on your site.

I never knew my father. I was born in 1970 and placed for adoption.  I’ve had a lot of red tape that I’ve had to get through in the last year to even know who my father is.

On the site in photos from Joe Dayoc,  http://www.327infantry.org/node/3290 Richard is in the 2nd photo, The photo caption says that he was an RTO for  a time.

In the obituary for my grandmother it stated that “She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Richard who died in 1972 and had served in the US Army in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star and 4 Purple Hearts”.  So I know he was wounded a several times, not badly enough to be sent home but enough to get an accommodation.

After his tour he had a business fixing up and reselling single engine airplanes.

So any memories, or really anything that anyone could remember would be nice.  I’m left trying to construct a very brief life, that was cut very short.

I am attaching  a newspaper clipping that  doesn’t mention him by name… but it does mention a few others who would have served with him.

Thank you so much!

Tracy Hammond
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