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Part 6: Claymore Alley

Part 6: Claymore Alley

Part 6: Claymore Alley The following war story was written in 1986, before I conducted a yearlong investigation to determine for myself, how the US originally got involved in Vietnam (see my blog post titled, “Part 7 of n Lest …
Part 5: A Tour of Pr’Line Mountain

Part 5: A Tour of Pr’Line Mountain

Part 5: A Tour of Pr’Line Mountain Pr’Line was unlike any military base I’d been to before. In fact, let me take you on a bit of a tour. Our mountain site was approximately 25 clicks (kilometers) southeast of Dalat, …
Part 3: Zero Week in Nam

Part 3: Zero Week in Nam

Part 3: Zero Week in Nam It’s strange how some memories are so completely buried that no matter how hard you try, you can’t recall them. I’m sure the journey from Duluth after my final day of furlough to Long …
Part 1: From High School to Riot Control

Part 1: From High School to Riot Control

Part 1: From High School to Riot Control When I began my blog website I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to write about. Sure, I knew that my hobbies like travel, photography, philosophy and genealogy would provide ample …

Lest We Forget

A History of How the U.S. Got Involved in Vietnam Preface. 3 Author’s Note. 5 Introduction.. 6 Indochina. 8 Enter: The French.. 9 Ho Chi Minh.. 10 The Japanese Occupation.. 11 France and the Vietminh.. 13 The War with the...

Claymore Alley

Date: 1986. Dedicated to the memory of all the men who were, for a short time, my brothers on Pr’Line[1] Mountain: To Starky, who would go home dazed, confused, and destined for the hospital. To Ron Kressman, whose triumphant...
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