Santos G. Castillo (Spooky)

BRAVE RIFLE Company 5/69-3/70
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Went into service ( Army ) Sept. 68
Basic Training – Ft. Bliss, TX.
AIT 11Bravo – Ft. Ord, CA.
Arrived in VN – May 69 – assign to 101st. Airborne 1/327th. B. Co. 1st. Platoon
Evaced to Japan – June 69
Returned to VN – Aug. 69
Left VN – Mar. 70
Assign to 1st. Infantry Div. Ft. Riley, Kansas – Training ROTC Cadets- Combat Formations
Discharge – Sept. 70
Living in Ryan, Ok.
Married – wife – Yolanda – 30 years – 3 – children 3 – grandchildren

I was wounded in Vietnam on June 10th ’69 and was sent to Japan. After I got
back to Nam, I found out I lost two buddies (Jeffery Alan Schonfield and Larry Dale McGhee) on Aug. 10th ’69.

After I got out of the army and came home. I went from job to job and was angry all the time and still am. I went into Law Enforcement in 1982 and got out in 96, thank God I did, cause I was on a road of destruction, but didn’t know at the time.
I’m 100% SC now and with help of my Family I’m living day by day.

I lost my Dad in 94 and my mom 95, there were 12 of us in the Family (9 boys and 3 girls).I live in Okla. now, my hometown was Marlin, TX.

I got married in 72 and still married to the same woman. I don’t deserve her but she has stuck by me through the years. We got 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy ages 28, 25, and 19 and 3 grandchildren 2 girls and 1 boy.