Robert Giampietro

Cobra Company ’66/’67
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I was assigned to “Cobra” company in mid may 66, 3rd squad 3rd platoon was my place of business for the next year.

When we got to Dak To I found out what it is like to have somebody trying to kill me.
WIA 9/66 in the rice paddies, malaria, dingie fever, tape and hook worms. That led to 62 days in the 8th field hospital, Na Trang. Then I went back to Cobra company, rice paddies and jungle.

After getting home 5/67 I had four more relapses of malaria and spent nearly the rest of the year in the hospital. But haven’t had it again.

After discharge I became a drunk and druggie for about 10 years.
Then I went back in the U.S. Army, I lasted about 6 years then got a discharge.
I now have 5 grand kids, and haven’t had a drink in 16 years.