Jess M. Calvert/ Austin, TX
I’m not quite sure how to put this, but I was (and continue to be) very moved by your description and story of Vietnam. I am a war historian (specifically a Vietnam war historian)and love to hear stories and see pictures from veterans who endured the nightmare of Vietnam. I am a 24 year-old graduate student at the University of Texas and I am currently working towards my Master’s in Public Administration. I have often wondered what I would have done if I had grown up during the Vietnam era. Part of me is so captivated by Vietnam and the whole experience that I say I would have volunteered. Other parts of me say that I would have been crazy to go and risk being killed. I have never quite understood my feelings towards ‘Nam, but continue to have the highest respect and regard for the brave veterans who fought in the conflict. For some strange reason, I greatly envy your experiences while in that crazy place and time. I wish you the best of luck in the future and once again thank you for sharing your story with me. Regards, Jess M. Calvert
Hey there. I like the page as it is very informative. You’re very brave. Rock on man!
Just stopping by to learn a little info about my dad’s infantry division.
Very,Very great Vietnam stories.It felt so real!!You went through a very hard time!!I dont know how to say it,but it was great!!
Thank you for fighthing for this great Nation of ours and I salute you!
I am interested in Vietnam. My father died over there October 15,1968. I was only 10 months at the time. He served in the Marines out of Camp Lajeune. I am not quite sure why he was there and didn’t pay much attention in school because it is a sensitive topic with me. I finally got to see his name on the wall 2 years ago. My step-father that raised me, he died on Father’s Day in 94, when lightening struck his boat in a lake in Payson, AZ. Kind of strange how things happen, and all I can seem to do is ask WHY?? One funny thing about our gov’t. I got VA benefits, they overpaid me $247.00 in May of 1986 when I was in school. Last year they took it out of my taxes. Pretty petty of them I feel considering what I had to give up for them and their Police Action
I read your story yesterday and found it to be very interesting. My Father also served in Vietnam in 1969. He passed away in 1981 (I was only seven)and I did not get the opportunity to here his stroy, so I love reading about others. I wanted to say Thank you for creating this web page and for serving our country. God bless all of you. Take care.
Dave, I was in Nam in 71-72 down in Long Binh. Your stories about basic, AIT and Nam bring back a few sad and a few happy memories. I took basic and AIT at Ft Polk (Puke) Louisiana in the summer. But when we set down in Saigon,I still was not prepared for that hot muggy blast of Vietnam air. I can relate to the “frog” story, being so bored that anything could amuse! I did see Bob Hope on Christmas day in 1971 at Long Binh. Now that was a great memory. For me, it has been 26 years and more than 26 pounds later but hey, life has been better since 28 jun 72! Steve USARV Data Service Center 222 Pers Svc Co
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I like your page alot. I am only a son of a Vietnam veteren but I am still very interested in the Vietnam War. My father and uncle both served in it. I thank you for putting up this page, because many vets cant come out and say many of the things you have. Thanks again, Matt Splichal
Nice write up on ’78A project and photos too. I’m involved in a Tripacer overhaul. The bow-shaped wingtips are broken and we have the new ones which came straight-shaped. How do we get them to bend and take the shape without breaking them? If you know this, please let me know. Thanks.