Archive for April, 2005

Home At Last

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

April 26th, 2005 After all the military red tape in processing and them telling us how to act we were allowed to go book our flights to our homes. I booked a flight on the old National airlines on an old 707 but then it was fairly new. While walking out of the processing center […]

Getting Short

Monday, April 18th, 2005

April 18th, 2005 The end of June came and went without incident. By this time I had about 45 days left in country. Believe me, I certainly didn’t want to get blown away after all the crap I’d already been through. It was an unwritten rule the short timers didn’t walk point nor did they […]

Becoming More Cautious

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

April 12th, 2005 By this time of my tour there were several of us getting “short” (close to DROS (date of rotation to the states)). We were as anxious to avoid contact as we had ever been. We had a lot of FNG’s coming in and several of us that been replacements the previous August. […]

Continue To March

Monday, April 11th, 2005

April 11th, 2005 In reflection of the battle at An Qui, there are so many little things that you begin to remember. I can remember when I had gone back across the open area for the second time trying to get back to our lines the M-60 had jammed and there I was with no […]

Charlie Making His Move

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

April 5th, 2005 May began just as April ended, rough. We weren’t going very deep into the mountains surrounding the Bong Son plains in Bihn Dihn province. Even though we weren’t going very deep into the mountains we were going on a more regular basis in smaller units. It seemed odd to all of us […]

The Old Grind Changes

Friday, April 1st, 2005

April 1st, 2005 April brought more rain but the dry season was just around the corner. We looked forward to that for some strange reason. It really didn’t matter, you were going to be wet anyway no matter what. Once the rain stopped it was so hot you were dripping wet with sweat. People that […]