i had better than a year to go in service when i got back.was sent to ft. bragg with a co. 1/508 p.i.r. 82nd airborne div. `67 we were in detroit for the riots.i e.t.s.`d in oct. `67.my outfit went to vietnam feb. `68.carlos cruz went to 2/508 when he got back,spent that year at ft. bragg,and i never even knew. collage 4 1/2 years,a.a. degree.was a welfare worker for almost 10 years in the 70`s. married/divorced twice.self employed in construction many years.1998 got 70% ptsd,30%unemployable.i see edgar thomas of our outfit, often,and vincent arroyo a co.rto,artillary.
Memories of Nam
passin out on point,in the elephant grass.joe guillen unintentionally firing his m79 next to me in the mud.sgt. steele covering for me.cateye,van zant,richard thomas,jenkins,sgt. gully,sparks.
What Platoon and Squad Were You In?
sgt. bicknell was my squad leader,sgt. anderson platoon