ABU Company 5/67-6/68
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!