Just as most of you are Veterans, I am also a Veteran of the U.S. Army. I was a draftee in 1971. I went through basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. I served in DaNang, Vietnam with the 1st Battalion/46th Infantry of the 196th Light Weapons Infantry Brigade. I was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Sergeant (E-5).
Among the usual decorations received,(The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with one Campaign Credit, and The Vietnam Campaign Medal with a 60 device), I also earned The Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, an Army Commendation Medal, and an Air Medal.
Someone asked me why I would want to host this site. In early 1973, I was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation for Service in the Armed Forces of the United States signed by President Richard Nixon. Within the Certificate it reads, “I trust that in the coming years you will maintain an active interest in the Armed Forces and the purpose for which you served.” That sentence haunts my very soul, and that is why I am hosting this site. It is for you.
Member - American Legion
Member - Veterans of Foreign Wars
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