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Old 08 Apr 12, 18:34
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8 April 1968

On the 8th of April in 1968, I reported to Oakland, California for deployment to Vietnam.

The date is one I feel I will never forget.
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Thank you for sharing, thank you for serving! Where did all the time go? I was just getting into (older) chicks at that time, I had just turned in 5 feb.
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On the 8th of April in 1968, I reported to Oakland, California for deployment to Vietnam.

The date is one I feel I will never forget.
I was still a high school senior on April 8, 1968. My time at Oakland came almost a year later, April 21, 1969.
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In April 1968 I had already gotten in 1 mth (of a 5mth stretch) attached to my Orthopedic bed at Ft. Ord. Was medically retried from Ft. Ord Army Hospital in Apr 1969.

Greybriar, you should have made a short trip down to Ft. Ord Hospital for some pointers from all the wounded troops. Hey, I understand why you didn't, you had other thoughts on your mind.





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I had finished basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood and A.I.T. at Ft. Polk. Those were the only two military bases that I was familiar with except for Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley.

As far as that goes, I still don't know where Ft. Ord is.
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I had finished basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood and A.I.T. at Ft. Polk. Those were the only two military bases that I was familiar with except for Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley.

As far as that goes, I still don't know where Ft. Ord is.
LOL, You need to get out more. Here you go... Point A to point B...

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8...ed=0CDcQ-A8wAA






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In April 1968 I was running ambushes and patrols up and down the valley west of Nha Trang. A-502 had received an entire battalion of 155mm Artillery to support us, and the Koreans across the river, for the month. If memory serves, they were a New Hampshire National Guard unit plussed up with draftees and RA fillers. They definitely put steel on target whenever and wherever we called for it. We were all sorry to see them leave the next month. Spooky might have impressed the Donut Dollies, and was great when you had nothing else, but those 155 guns were real killers.
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