Thomas A. Welker

ABU Company 1967

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When I came in country in May of 1967 I went through p-training in Phan Rang. Sgt. Welker went through p-training at the same time, along with Cipriani, Dominguez and others. We ended up going to A Company, 1st of the 327th together. Cipriani was killed in action within a few weeks 5/29/67. Later, I learned Cipriani was from Albuquerque New Mexico.
Sgt. Welker shared his dream of becoming the Sergeant Major of the army. It was a dream that was not to be realized. He died as a result of a bouncing betty mine 7/27/67.
Dan Clint

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