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Jay Snyder

Profile Updated: February 26, 2018
First Year in Country
1965
Residing In:
Harrisburg, PA USA
Spouse/Partner:
Jeanne
Occupation:
Retired
Children:
Thinh Snyder-Pham
3 Grandchildren Jeanne, Jay, and Carson
Military Service:
US Army Parachute Infantry  
Nickname in Nam

Jay

What Have You Done Since Nam

Married the young lady who wrote to me while I was in Nam (met her when I returned to Valley Forge Hospital). Spent 25 years in PA state government. Worked in Governors Office, Legislature, Attorney Generals Office. Also served as Director of Child Welfare-1 year, State Commissioner for the Blind-7 years, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation-3 years. Avocation as a professional tennis umpire-worked at 3 Olympics (LA, Seoul, Barcelona), Wimbledon, Australian and French Opens, US Open and in more than another dozen countries. Left government to be US Director of Tennis Officiating in NYC, then became Director of the US Open in 1993 and retired in '02. Still do sports consulting and occasional umpiring for senior events-McEnroe/Aggasi/Sampras etc.

Memories of Nam

Serving with the absolute best trained soldiers in the military, in the most respected Company in the Infantry-Charlie Co. Trip to VN as a unit on the USNS Geiger-reruns of Combat tv shows, repeated showings of The Longest Day, on-deck PT. Old fashioned landing on the beach @ Qui Nhon-LSTs, cargo nets and all. Then the press, etc as we landed -we expected the enemy (maybe we weren't far wrong). Never forget the sign-Welcome to Jones Beach! On to An Khe in the rain and more rain. First few short missions, then it got real. Kool Aid, Chaplain Lord, Falstaff beer, Sin City, pay jumps, more rain, leeches, Charlie Black. For the rest of it read my book "Mail Call" when it's published or my short articles in O Dark Thirty, the publication of the Veterans Writing Project.

What Platoon and Squad Were You In?

2nd Platoon Leader

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Jun 13, 2018 at 12:08 PM

Glenda-So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a very classy, straight-up lady and will always be one of my favorite memories about our Charlie Company family! Jay

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Feb 04, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Happy, happy birthday. Glad you are back in the fold and we finally know where you are. Feels like the old Platoon (and CP) are finally complete!! Jay

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Jan 28, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Get your Birthday wishes early this year-Happy, Happy Birthday and a great 2016!

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Jan 21, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Happy Birthday Dave-and many, many more happy-healthy birthdays ahead! Jay & Jeanne

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Nov 23, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Line Smash 6 this is 26-hoping you had a very Happy Birthday-these are belated wishes as Jeanne and I were at the grandkids for a soccer tournament over the weekend-have a great rest of the year and an especially wonderful Thanksgiving...26 out.

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