Wondering how many Nam vets are on this site?
I did Tan Son Nhut and Danang 1964-5. USAF.
Welcome home, y'all. And thanks for serving.
I'm a Vietnam vet. I fixed navigation electronics for anti-submarine helicopters aboard the USS Kearsarge in the South China Sea in 1964. Loved every minute of my enlistment.
135 AHC, "The Emu's" half Aussie/Yank Assault Huey's 71, MACV Hue 72, then JMC/JMT, Joint Military Team from cease fire till lift off of POW's, My Tho and Phan Thiết. Canada, Hungary, Indonesia, and Poland as observers, we US Troops met with and coordinated the release after Kissinger sold them out. Kissinger gave the NVA a list of known captured at the Paris talks and demanded a full accounting of those names. Guess what, now they knew what we knew and pretty well just accounted those names. Not any of the POW's that went to Russia for interrogation, such as AF Weapons Officers and such, they just disappeared! But he got the glory for being "The Great Negotiator", unlike McNamara, Kissinger was never called to account for his treachery!!!
I live near Atlanta and there is a famous actor's daughter that lives here that was never tried and taken to task for her role in aiding the enemy.
To this day, I will not speak her name.
Still bitter, I guess.
Hanoi Jane, who when asked, still thinks she did the "right thing". Should have been spit on as our returning troops were arriving at San Francisco.
I'm proud that I served from 60-64.
This is what I know of my brother's Service
Joined service 1964 (I think)
National Defense Service Medal
VietNam Service Medal
Purple Heart W/C (3 or 5 not sure)
5th Tng Regt - ISROC
4ANCOAcad - Repair Supply Crse
1st Special Forecs SEA (ABn) - Special Warfare
I know he flew Helicopters in VietNam and that my father was the experimental mechanic at Bell Helicopter in Arlington, Texas on the Helicopters my brother flew.
My brother was shot down and today is in poor health with Agent Orange burns on his chest and shrapnel that can not be removed. He is proud of being in the Army and even with his poor health would do it all over again for his family and country.
Very proud of them and all the great service men and women that help to keep this a great country.
US Army Special Forces (retd)
jan 52 - jan 72
pvt E1 - maj O4
Vietnam 64, 66-67, 68-69
The profession of arms
and those who follow it
have shaped nations and
changed the history of the world
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