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War Stories

War stories. Every soldier who served in combat has at least one. I’m no exception.

This series offers a glimpse into my 19 months in the Vietnam War, Woven throughout are tales highlighting the extraordinary people I met along the way and descriptions of some of the defining moments that shaped my two tours in Vietnam. 

This will be a series, so I recommend you read the posts below in sequence.

I hope you find something of interest here. Thanks for reading!

Part 3 of n: Zero Week in Nam. And now for something completely different!

It’s strange how some memories are so completely buried that no matter how hard you try, you can’t recall them ...

Part 2 of n: How I Became the Envy of the Battalion

This post discusses how I got my orders for Vietnam when no one was allowed to go ...

Part 1 of n: From High School to Riot Control

This post describes how I enlisted in the Army and ended up as an MP in San Francisco ...