William S. Reno

B Company 1967 – 1968
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Joined Feb. ’66. Basic at Ft. Bliss, Tx. Infantry training at Ft. Gordon, Ga. Jump school at Benning. Went to Ft. Campbell with the 506th. Went to Nam in June ’67 with Co B 2/327. As I was clearing rear-area in June ’68, got malaria and left ‘in country’ after 367 days. (left one day late and it was a Leap year.) Eventually sent to Ft Polk, La. I thought, Oh No Tigerland. But was at Reception Station for last 5 months.

Bill Reno. Everyone thought that ‘Reno’ was my nickname until I started getting mail. When I became a sqd leader I took the radio name ‘Huckleberry Hound’, don’t ask me why, except we had a ‘Top Cat’ there, already.

renoBill in 1967

reno1Ed Knisley (1/327) & Bill 2/327 Bar

reno2L: ‘Scorp,’ Montano and Doc Davis w/cap

reno3Right, Sgt. Pearson in barber
chair, Sgt. McCauly to his left,
Warlock & Watt on the far right