C Company 1968 – 1969
Took my Basic Training at Fort Bragg and AIT at Polk. Went to Fort Benning for Jump School and arrived in Vietnam in the summer of 1968.
Spent a lot of time running ambushes off Hwy. 1 in and around An Loc and the South China Sea. Humped the A Shau and Roung Roung Valleys, Laos and other places I don’t remember. Was wounded twice and returned to the World to a 30 day leave and completion of my service at Fort Carson.
Tried several jobs, married four times, several kids and grandkids. Worked sixteen years as a heavy equipment field mechanic. 100% service disabled.
Thump Gunner Redhawk
Medevaced to a Fire Base
My squad L-R front: Bobby, Tommy Cross, Pete w/M-60, behind him David Illiag, Sarge w/helmet, Louie Valdaz w/sun glasses back left, Chris, demo man, Libbert from Idaho, Willie Holmes from S.C. and the guy with the towel?
Pete and I pulling security while
the artillery and everyone else
pulled off the Fire Base
Roung Roung Valley 1969