Dear Mom & Dad Today I figure that I only have 25 days left in country. I have 15 days left in the field and at the moment I am in the rear getting my teeth fixed. I’ve been out of the field since the morning of the 2nd. Tomorrow morning I have to go … More That First Day was Hell
I found a photocopied letter with my dad’s Vietnam stuff and I thought I would share excerpts of it. Handwritten at the top is the following: Letter from Lt Simm from hospital after he was wounded. I don’t who the recipient was. 25 March 1968 Hi Pig, I got your letter and the picture & … More How you gonna act? 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company
A favorite article of mine: VC Upset When Sp4 Drops in For Lunch Landing Zone Betty (1st CAV-10) An American soldier recently dropped in on a Viet Cong platoon for lunch and no one observed proper table manners. The man who came to dinner was Sp4 Dennis Cole of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Battalion, … More A Walk on Part in a War
My dad served in the U.S. Army Infantry: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Bravo Company, 1st Air Cavalry Division from June 1967-June 1968.