I ARRIVED IN-COUNTRY
I arrived in country in February of 1967 and
was transferred out in March of 1968. I was in Hotel Company, 2nd
Platoon my entire Vietnam tour. When I was first there we were in Da
Nang providing security for the airbase and working operations south of
the airbase. We were then moved up to Quang Tri and operated in that
region until we were sent up to Con Thien. I rotated out of Con Thien
shortly after TET (though we saw very little activity up on the "Z"
when things hit the fan down in Hue, Quang Tri, Da Nang and Saigon).
I SERVED IN HOTEL FROM
02/18/1967 to 03/09/1968
THE UNITS WITHIN HOTEL COMPANY I
2nd plt. 2nd Squad
I SERVED AS
A . . .
. . . rifleman, later a point man; Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader. Just
before I rotated out I was Platoon Guide, for a short while (at Con
Thien). I was on numerous operations while in-country, including Medina
where most of 2nd Plt got wounded or KIA - I was uninjured.
Da Nang, Quang Tri and Con Thien
Throughout my life I have looked back at my TOD and thought of it as an
experience that I would not trade for a million dollars, nor would I do
it again for a billion dollars. Of course, money ain't what it used to